The leading contender for the Oscars has been hit with claims its theme comes from an unacknowledged 1960s play. What does US copyright law say?
Transformers and Fifty Shades receive most nominations; Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp up for ‘Worst Actor’ trophy.
‘Newton’ isn’t just political; it’s also deeply personal, searing with existential angst seldom seen in Hindi cinema these days.
The US State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticised President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.”
This week’s column reflects on the politics of the Oscars and the significance we attach to the politicised identities of entertainers and their statements.
Host Jimmy Kimmel did not hesitate in mocking Donald Trump throughout the show, and was joined by several others who made political statements against the US president.
The best of global cinema in the Oscar nominees from Germany to Iran, Denmark and Vanuatu, are outside the Hollywood bubble.
The cuts made by the Indian Censor Board amount to 53 seconds in total and excise crucial elements of the film – including two sex scenes.
Writers and artistes can no longer afford to stay away from political issues.
Made with a modest budget, the film is already a commercial and critical success, and has won several awards in India and abroad.
Visaranai, starring Dinesh Ravi, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss, deals with police brutality, corruption and loss of innocence in the face of injustice.