Black London’s Film Heritage

March 24, 2011

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By: Saravanan Sugumaran London further propelled its glowing image as a truly cosmopolitan city by bringing together a collection of film extracts that depict Black London during the early twentieth century. Initiated and funded by Film London, Black London’s Film Heritage launched its “Big City Stories” project at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton and at the […]

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‘World’s longest film’ premieres in Helsinki

March 24, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao A Danish film which was screened at a film festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki yesterday (Mar23, 2011) has been billed as the longest movie ever screened. The 240-hour film titled “Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso building, Helsinki)” was created and directed by a Danish art group called Superflex. “According to our […]

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Loss of an icon: Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

March 24, 2011

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By: Aarti Jitender Elizabeth Taylor, said to be one of the last stars of Hollywood’s golden era, died of congestive heart failure at 79. Taylor’s on-screen achievements, which included 2 Oscars, was sometimes overshadowed by her real-life dramas and eight marriages. Taylor, whose career started at the young age of 10 and spanned nearly six […]

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Rango is No.1 again

March 21, 2011

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By: Saravanan Sugumaran The ongoing battle between Rango and Battle: Los Angeles saw Rango climb to number one with a weekly earning of £1.05 million. It was another quiet week at the box offices with a host of new releases that generated poor revenues. ‘Chalet Girl’, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ and ‘Anuvahood’ generated figures well below […]

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Queer Cinema at its Global Best

March 20, 2011

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By: Saravanan Sugumaran The 25th BFI (British Film Institute) London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, which is to take place between March 31st and April 6, is expected to further cement is reputation as the UK’s largest LGBT film event. The event explores and reflects the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cultures aiming […]

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Screened on the Web

March 20, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan It’s been a week since the release of Girl Walks Into a Bar. It is the first movie specifically tailored for distribution via the Internet. The ensemble comedy stars Zachary Quinto, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson and ex-East Enders star Michelle Ryan. The film has already attracted over 260,000 […]

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Secret Cinema – shhhhhh! Tell no one

March 20, 2011

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By: Akshata Rao and Anuradha Mojumdar Secret audiences at secret locations all set to explore secret worlds…that’s pretty much what Secret Cinema is all about. It is a deliciously clever, theatrical production that culminates in the screening of a film in secret locations around London city. Be it a cult classic loved by all or […]

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