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The Kash­mir Files: Sin­ga­pore bans film praised by In­dia’s Modi
The con­tro­ver­sial film banned in the South­east Asian city-state over ‘provoca­tive and one-sided por­tray­al’ of Mus­lims.
10 May 2022
In­di­an di­rec­tor Ra­jamouli scores a glob­al hit with new film RRR
SS Ra­jamouli talks to Al Jazeera about his new smash hit movie, his in­spi­ra­tions, and the rise of south In­di­an cin­e­ma.
30 Apr 2022
The dan­ger­ous ‘truth’ of The Kash­mir Files
The pop­u­lar Bol­ly­wood film at­tempts to con­struct a truth about Kash­mir out of the car­cass­es of facts.
San­jay Kak
13 Apr 2022
‘Heart­bro­ken’ Will Smith re­signs from film acad­e­my af­ter slap
US ac­tor, only the 5th Black man to win Best Ac­tor Os­car, faces dis­ci­pli­nary ac­tion af­ter hit­ting co­me­di­an Chris Rock.
2 Apr 2022
Vil­nius film fes­ti­val’s boy­cott of Russ­ian cin­e­ma sparks de­bate
Lithua­nia’s most pres­ti­gious film fes­ti­val has can­celled all Russ­ian film screen­ings and will pro­mote Ukrain­ian cin­e­ma.
31 Mar 2022
Will Smith apol­o­gis­es to Chris Rock over Os­cars slap
Apol­o­gy post­ed on In­sta­gram comes as the Acad­e­my re­views the in­ci­dent, which was broad­cast live around the world.
29 Mar 2022
Os­car-nom­i­nat­ed Writ­ing With Fire miss­es path to Dalit lib­er­a­tion
By ig­nor­ing ​​meth­ods of caste an­ni­hi­la­tion, the In­di­an doc­u­men­tary of­fers most­ly sur­face-lev­el Dalit rep­re­sen­ta­tion.
Jy­oti Nisha
27 Mar 2022
What you need to know about the Os­cars cer­e­mo­ny this year
The Os­cars will take place on March 27; this year’s cer­e­mo­ny will be host­ed by three women for the first time.
26 Mar 2022
Kash­mir Files, hailed by Modi, trig­gers anti-Mus­lim hate speech
Bol­ly­wood film on ex­o­dus of Kash­miri Hin­dus that won ac­co­lades from In­di­an PM ac­cused of fan­ning anti-Mus­lim sen­ti­ment.
17 Mar 2022
‘Misog­y­ny is every­where’: Meenu Gaur on mak­ing fem­i­nist noir
The In­di­an-British di­rec­tor of Qatil Haseena Ke Naam on what it looks like when priv­i­lege is hand­ed to women in film.
8 Mar 2022
Rus­sia faces grow­ing cul­tur­al back­lash over war on Ukraine
The Cannes film fes­ti­val and the Mu­nich Phil­har­mon­ic are among those that have fired or can­celled Russ­ian per­form­ers.
2 Mar 2022
Sean Penn in Ukraine to make doc­u­men­tary on Russ­ian at­tack
US ac­tor-di­rec­tor pho­tographed at­tend­ing news con­fer­ence in Kyiv and seen meet­ing with Pres­i­dent Ze­len­skyy in a video.
25 Feb 2022
What sets Bhutan’s first ever Os­car nom­i­nat­ed film apart
The tiny Hi­malayan na­tion’s Lu­nana: A Yak in the Class­room is com­pet­ing for the Best In­ter­na­tion­al Fea­ture Film award.
23 Feb 2022
Lessons from a failed ‘Pales­tin­ian’ film
What went wrong with Mo­hamed Diab’s ‘Ami­ra’?
Hamid Dabashi
21 Jan 2022
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