Biopic Man : Why Rajkummar Rao did Omertà

In As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII Shakespeare talks about the world being a stage, and all men and women merely players. This unassumingly simple idea may actually have two different perspectives – one for the audience and one for the actor. For the audience, it would resonate with the myriad of duties…

Filming Minimalism | A Ghost Story

The occult is a subject seeped in esotery, reinvigorated only by a deep-rooted unease to understand life after death. Some religions use this inherent fear by promising a ‘later reward’ that would be bestowed upon you, given that you have lived your life righteously, while others project a bleaker future of eternal damnation like getting…

Blade Runner 2049 | The philosophy and symbolism of Denis Villeneuve

The year was 1982 and Hollywood was teeming with some of the best science-fiction films that would later become classics in film history. Spielberg’s E.T : The Extraterrestrial and Steven Lisberg’s Tron were captivating audiences in their respective thematic presentations but it was apparent that both were ensconced in the pubescent technology that existed during…

How films are made : “Boyhood”(12 years in the making)

On July 11, 2014, movie goers were left awestruck by something which has never been presented to them before—watching a bildungsroman of sorts, chronicling the formative years of a character (and the actor also) in real time over the course of a 12 year span, filmed for a duration of 3 hours. There have been…

How films are made : “Birdman” 

Alejandro Inarritu is one of those rare misfits whose work sets new paradigms of film-making with every production that he comes up with. The Revenant which was a harrowing tale of the life and rebirth of a frontiersman named Hugh Glass earned wide acclaim with its sheer visceral imagery and a stark portrayal of the…