Goenka’s new book offers a glimpse at the largest movie business of the world including its diversity and contemporary trends.
With indie cinema like Lunchbox, Titli and Liar’s Dice entering the Oscars for India this year, the Indian film industry is more than Bollywood. Tula Goenka’s new book, Not Just Bollywood: Indian Directors Speak,offers a rare glimpse of the largest movie business of the world, its sheer diversity and contemporary trends.
Goenka, a filmmaker and professor of film production, goes behind the scenes to paint the scene. She interviews 28 leading Indian directors to talk about films from the filmmaker’s point of view.
Review: The Indian film, featured at the 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival, asks philosophical questions and presents beautifully orchestrated answers.
In ancient Greece, a ship became reason for much confusion. The Ship of Theseus, a thirty-oar structure, had been preserved for a long time. Then decay lead to a restoration process, where its old, sagging parts were replaced one by one.
The 1997 film, which screened as part of a showcase honoring Cassavetes at the Syracuse International Film Festival, is a particularly zany take on love triangles.
She’s So Lovely is about a love story, but that kind of love rarely exists in the real world. Maybe director Nick Cassavetes wants to let us forget about the real world and just watch his film to experience the crazy love that most people won’t experience in their whole lives.
The 11th annual festival kicks off this Sunday, Oct. 5, and runs for a week, incorporating domestic and foreign films from past and present.
Movie lovers of Central New York, rejoice!
This Sunday, Oct. 5, marks the start of the 11th annual Syracuse International Film Festival. The fest runs from October 5-12, showcasing movies from India, Israel and Spain. It also features local talent.
Founded in 2003 by Syracuse University professor Owen Shapiro and wife Christine Fawcett-Shapiro, SIFF has expanded over the last decade to include year-round screenings and media-centered programs.
Review: Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor's take on the horrid world of Indian sex trafficking is expertly acted and directed, which makes it all the more difficult to stomach.
It takes immense amount of courage to watch a film that is based on real characters and real stories. While the purpose of film often is about taking one away from reality, Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi does the exact opposite; it hits you in the face with truth.
Lakshmi chronicles the life of a 14-year-old who is forced into the vicious cycle of prostitution and violence after being kidnapped from her village in Andhra Pradesh....
The pop culture team drools over Alfonso Cuaron's latest, assesses what's going on with TV that is currently airing (or maybe not airing anymore), before talking about the newest nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This week we tell you why Gravity was amazing. We talk about the directing, the story, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and the vastness of space.
We then move into talking about established television shows such as How I Met Your Mother and New Girl, shows that have debuted like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and shows that have already kicked the can including We Are Men and Ironside.
We finish by going over the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who might get in this year.