In its 18th edition, Colcoa (City of Lights, City of Angels) Film Festival, which is considered the biggest French film festival outside of France, screening this year 61 films this year, celebrated the legacy of iconic French director, François Truffaut, who passed away 30 years ago, with a screening of one of his movies The … Continue reading How New Wave was François Truffaut’s cinema?
The dismal performance of Johnny Depp’s starrer “Transcendence” in the US box office over the weekend heralded the 4th flop in a row for the Hollywood superstar. The $100 million production opened with just $11 million. The actor’s other movies that failed to deliver in the box office were: The Rum Diary (2011), Dark Shadows … Continue reading Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose has shocked Hollywood and the world. Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, the Oscar winner was loved by his peers and revered by his fans. In his 20-year illustrious career, he performed in nearly 50 films, in addition to theatre plays and … Continue reading Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?
Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, has been making headlines and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising depiction of the horrors of slavery in pre civil war America. This month, it has scooped 7 Golden Globe nominations, including Best … Continue reading Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?
There is no other movie that merits a Golden Globe nomination more than Blue is the Warmest colour, which has garnered more accolades than any other film this year since it began its journey at the Cannes Film festival, where it was awarded the prestigious Palme D’or, after it had stunned audiences and critics with … Continue reading The tumultuous journey of Blue Is The Warmest Colour
This weekend, The Conjuring, a small budget horror movie about a family who endure frightening experiences after moving into a possessed house , beat Hollywood’s big blockbusters like R.I.P.D and Turbo in the US box office, debuting to $41 million. Why do filmgoers have such an insatiable appetite for such superstitions? Since the dawn of … Continue reading How did The Conjuring conjure the masses?
The success of The Bible TV show is prompting Hollywood to reassess its relationship with God and to recognize his power in the box office and TV rating.