Category: On Cinema

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The Clan [2015] – A Gritty True Crime Tale

There’s a sense of immediacy in Argentinian film-maker Pablo Trapero’s movies which puts us closer to the on-screen characters’ anxiety and suffering. He is best known for his long tracking shots, inviting us to be...






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Experiencing Cinema: My Journey

      Riccioto Canudo (1877-1923), an early Italian film theoretician, viewed cinema as a plastic art. Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Literature and Dance are the six forms of art. He named Cinema as the...






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Reflections on Ceylan’s ‘Winter Sleep’

From celebrated Turkish film-maker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, comes the Winter Sleep (2014, Turkish), an intensely absorbing drama that mostly centers on familial relationships. To me the entire film seemed like a philosophical discourse on the...