Star Wars the rise of Skywalker premier

The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the epic Star Wars had its debut screening in Hollywood. The plot details of Star Wars have been kept under wraps but director JJ Abrams has said the trio’s characters –Rey, Finn and Poe will be reunited on-screen after dividing in 2017’s The Last Jedi.   Daisy…

Joker nets $1bn in global boxoffice

Comic book film Joker passed the $1bn  (£772m)  in global ticket sales this weekend, becoming the first R-rated movie to do so despite not releasing in China. Joker became the most profitable comic book movie of all time earlier this month. Director Todd Phillips made the movie on a budget of $62.5m (£49m) a fraction…

Le Mans ’66

Directed by James Mangold with a budget of $97.6m, American Automotive designer Carroll Shelby and British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physic to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co, and they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari. Matt Damon is Carroll Shelby,…

Laura Mulvey the critic who coined “Male Gaze”

Laura Mulvey, 78-year-old academic  coined the phrase “Male Gaze” and almost 45-years-ago ignited a generation of feminists with her concept in 1`975, to describe the dominant assumption “ Sexual imbalance”  in Hollywood that the perspective film-maker and view is male, and how it strategically positions men as spectators and women as objects,  is now reaching…

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.…

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…