Another year of amazing cinema has just wrapped up and as we look forward to whatever greatness 2019 will undoubtedly bring, it's nice ot recognize those films that made 2018 stand out as one of the most interesting and fruitful years in a long time. I already submitted my overall list of favorite films from 2018, a list which included a couple of Indian films, but this time around I'm focusing on my home away from home to shed a little light on an often ignored corner of the cinematic world. This year I made another journey to India to attend the fabulous MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, and that trip yieldeda handful of the favorites on this list. The rest were selected from regular cinema trips to see films released in the US as well as festival screenings. It's an eclectic list comprised of plenty of genre faves alongside more serious festival films with a few mainstream blockbusters thrown in for good measure. This year sees four languages represented, a bit fewer than usual, but the … [Read more...] about J Hurtado’s 14 Favorite Indian Films of 2018
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Kevin Spacey’s latest film, “Billionaire Boys Club,” has earned the lowest box office opening of the year, making just $287 from 10 screens in its first two days in theaters, according to an individual with knowledge of the numbers.To break it down, it brought in $126 on its opening day and an additional $162 on Saturday. If the current national ticket price average of $9.27 is used, that means that no more than 31 people bought tickets to see the crime drama.Filmed in 2015 and released with no publicity following a VOD release last month, “Billionaire Boys Club” was one of Spacey’s final projects before he was hit with over two dozen sexual misconduct accusations. Actor Anthony Rapp was the first to come forward, others followed, including members of the crew of the Netflix show “House of Cards” and by anonymous accusers who called a hotline set up by London’s Old Vic Theatre, where Spacey was artistic director for 11 years. Spacey … [Read more...] about Kevin Spacey’s first film since #MeToo allegations made just $287 in first two days at box office
Ali Fazal is on a new high. The actor is among the 20 Indian celebrities, who have been invited by the Academy of Motion Picture and Arts, as its latest members. The others on the prestigious panel include artistes like Shah Rukh Khan , Madhuri Dixit-Nene , Anil Kapoor , Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu . Ali, who is counted among the finest young performers in Bollywood today, got noticed in the West with ‘Victoria & Abdul’ (2017), a historical film in which he shared screen space with Judi Dench. Soon after the news broke of him being a part of the prestigious panel, a daily spoke with the actor. Ali told the publication that he is “honoured and humbled to be included in the list of such incredible people”. He said that he had always viewed cinema as a global entity, as it has the power to unite people from across the world. The Academy, he pointed out, is an example of how diversification has become crucial for it. The other Indians on the panel are … [Read more...] about Ali Fazal humbled to be part of Academy Awards team
BANGKOK — The Indian film industry's biggest annual event is being held in Bangkok with awards given to top Bollywood actors and movies, and dazzling performances by Indian artists. The International Indian Film Academy Awards, considered India's equivalent to the Cannes Film Festival, has been held in different cities around the world since 2000. This year's three-day extravaganza, which began Friday, witnessed the star-studded presentation of awards to Bollywood's outstanding films and performers of 2017. The event draws on the power of Bollywood to attract mainly Indian expats and film buffs. … [Read more...] about Bangkok hosts Indian film industry’s biggest annual event
The 9th annual edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival recently announced its lineup and it looks great once again. The festival takes place between June 21st and 29th this year, and features some of the most exciting and promising new features from India, Bangladesh, the US, and more among its selections. Check out the press release in the gallery below, followed by some Screen Anarchy picks from among those we've already seen along with some that we are really looking forward to checking out. The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2018 The Female Eye & Extraordinary Lives The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is a cinematic treasure trove of carefully curated premieres of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi independent films, offering rare glimpses into some of the billion plus lives in the sub-continent. Now in its ninth year it expands out in three cities: London, Birmingham and Manchester. The programme of dramas, … [Read more...] about London Indian Film Festival Announces Awesome 2018 Line-Up!