Asian Pop genres

Afghan born Pakistani poetess and writer Fatima Bhutto who studied at Columbia University writes about vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world, displaying truly global in its range and allure, challenging Hollywood, McDonalds and blue jeans.  K-Pop from Korea provide universal satisfaction – not merely as entertainment but on an emotional level too.…

Are you one of the two million people who uses emoji every hour

  Gretchen McCulloch, a Canadian linguist, making sense of  the ways we communicate online “ how internet is making us  more nuanced and inventive writers”,  in her latest book she writes “ because of internet, through a revolutionary period in linguistic history, where writing quickly, within character limits and deploying ever-changing internet slang, is enriching…

Kalia of Sholay dies at 77

Veteran Actor, Viju Khote, notorious for playing Kalia in Sholay, 1975, Indian action adventure film from Bollywood which amassed over £16m,  passed away on Monday at the age of 77. The actor who features in over 300 Hindi and Marathi films has been working in films since 1964.  He also starred in Indian television show…

Matthew Mark Luke John

This film is in some ways covering old news or at least a very old story of how young women want equality and to aspire to higher things than the sometimes but certainly not always – thankless task of staying at home rearing children and cooking cleaning and shopping for their husbands and children. The…

Under the Radar

Under the Radar – Red Stable Films  – fillm about Mike Edmunds – star of many big features and still going strong! Film and Theatre Star Mike Edmunds had one thing which drove him on to better things than working in a factory – his size.  Essentially he is a little person – never grew…

WHY ARE WE CREATIVE? THE CENTIPEDE’S DILEMMA

This film (Rise and Shine Films) includes over 50 Nobel Prize Laureates and academy award winners and this is its UK premiere.  The makers of this film took pen and pad to many interviewees and asked them to explain in a few short words on a large sheet of paper with a signature why they…

Erased

When watching Erased (Izbrisani):-  brilliantly cast and with very moving scenes from the main actress who plays Ana, one thinks of Bourne sometimes and how he had to work through so many problems as an agent.  Ana is in Slovenia but during the wars in Yugoslavia over 25,000 members of the population were erased losing…

One Man’s motto to make air travel safer

EVERYBODY FLIES – WORLD PREMIERE:- A RAINDANCE DOCUMENTARY FROM FACT NOT FICTION FILMS Cinephil films are one of the organizations behind the film itemized above which took 18 years of research and 4.5. years to make, with the intrepid researcher and former British Airways pilot Tristan Loraine as host. Tristan features in interviews and investigations…

Emma Peeters

“EMMA PEETERS” IS A WOMAN TO REMEMBER EVEN THOUGH SHE’S ? MADE UP…REVIEW OF THE 88 MIN FEATURE FILM ABOUT HER SCREENED AT RAINDANCE 27TH FILM FESTIVAL 2019. Nicole Palo is the Belgian/American writer who penned this dark yet light serious yet funny saga about young wannabe actress going nowhere Emma Peeters. The budget Nicole…