Indo-French Film Festival concludes on a high note Short films attracting audience interest off late

Two Bengali filmmakers who travelled to Cannes showcased their films in the festival The Indo-French film festival held in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal marked the marked the gradually increasing popularity of short films in India. The selection of films included two Indian entries to the Cannes Court […]

With Mark Rylance as The BFG and Steven Spielberg at the helm, this new remake of the Roald Dahl children’s classic is whizzpopperly dahlicious!

The BFG Cert: PG 1hr 57mins Rating: When I first saw The BFG at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, I have to confess I was underwhelmed. Yes, the visualisation of Roald Dahl’s much loved children’s book was a pleasure to behold but, hey, this is 2016, visual-effects artists can […]

Hong Kong International Film Festival’s summer 2016 line-up: more diverse than ever

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star in Woody Allen’s Café Society. The 2016 summer programme of the Hong Kong International Film Festival will open in August with Woody Allen’s 1930s-set Café Society , which also opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Officially referred to as the Cine Fan Summer […]

Meiers Corners native screens 2 movies at Cannes Film Festival

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — For Joseph Rocco Plescia, filmmaking isn’t his profession — it’s his passion. Hooray for the Meiers Corners resident who earned the distinct privilege of having two films showcased recently at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. “Slapdash Vendetta,” an action/comedy film is the story of […]