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A journalist’s view of the Cannes Film Festival and its touching commitment to cinema

May 7, 2018

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Read the full article on Firstpost, here: https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/cannes-film-festival-2018-a-journalists-view-of-the-iconic-event-and-its-touching-commitment-to-cinema-4458703.html The Cannes Film Festival is a curious beast. There’s no doubt it’s more snobbish than, say, the Berlinale – but this aloofness is part of the attraction. The old Groucho Marx quip (later appropriated by Woody Allen in Annie Hall) comes to mind: “I don’t care to […]

‘I’m more rooted than anybody else you might have had in mind’

April 12, 2018

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Read the full article on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/tamil-cinema-strike-cooum-river-video-gautham-menon/ A short history of Tamil YouTube content leading up to the Cooum video, created by Behindwoods. And a chat with the narrator, Gautham Vasudev Menon. The Tamil film industry has been on strike, and there have been no new releases for over a month – and […]

Blog vs Bharatvarsh

August 3, 2017

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sai16vicky mentioned something in the Dunkirk thread, and it spawned a few responses. Posting them here, as a new thread, in case you feel like chiming in. sai16vicky August 2, 2017 BR, I have always respected your views on Free Speech (though my stand is different). But with you banning Anuj, I have a question […]

Vox un-populi?

November 12, 2016

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Musings on the media, post the bomb that just blew up in the United States. The recent events around Trump already seemed to have played out at movie theatres around Tamil Nadu, around the time the film Remo was released. The word around the rom-com, starring the young (and young-skewing) actor Sivakarthikeyan, was toxic. The […]

Headline news

July 27, 2015

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What is a newspaper’s responsibility? To tell a story? Or draw eyeballs to that story in the first place? I’m not one for pop-motivational quotes on calendars and posters, but I love reading stories about people who inspire through their lives. Many of them, unsurprisingly, are sportspeople. For most of us, that level of control […]