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September 16, 2022 06:10 pm | Updated September 18, 2022 06:25 pm IST

Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard

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Around Tinsel Town

> Legendary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema, passed away on September 13 at the age of 91. Godard revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his debut feature “ Breathless” and stood for years as one of the world’s most vital and provocative directors

> The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards was held on September 13 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, U.S. A few highlights from the event:

Complete list of key winners from the ceremony

‘Succession,’ ‘Ted Lasso’ top Emmys; 1st time winners shine

Lee Jung-jae becomes first Asian to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

> Walt Disney Company held the biennial D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Centre from September 9 to September 11. Here are a few highlights from the event

New titles announced by Disney and Pixar

Lucasfilm presents ‘Andor’, ‘Indiana Jones 5’, ‘Willow’, and more

Marvel presents ‘The Marvels’, ‘Thunderbolts’, and other titles

Scenes from James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ played

Disney+ announces ‘Mahabharata’ series, ‘Koffee with Karan’ S8, and ‘Showtime’

Disney unveils first look of its ‘Snow White’ live-action remake at D23 Expo


Madhuri Dixit Nene’s ‘Maja Ma’ to release next month on Prime Video

Diljit Dosanjh on ‘Jogi’: What happened in 1984 was not riots, it was genocide

Sushmita Sen set to start shooting for new web series

Urmila Matondkar, Shreyas Talpade to star in Marathi film ‘Ti Me Navhech’

Vishak Nair to play Sanjay Gandhi in Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Emergency’

Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah starrer ‘Maarrich’ to release on December 9

Prajakta Koli, Rohit Saraf’s ‘Mismatched’ S2 to release in October


Steven Spielberg debuts ‘The Fabelmans’, his memoir movie at TIFF 2022

‘Avatar 4’ has begun production, reveals James Cameron

‘Babylon’ trailer shows Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie on a wild trip to 1920s Hollywood

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne on teaming up for ‘The Good Nurse’

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ star Ke Huy Quan boards ‘Loki’ season 2

Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell win top acting honors at Venice Film Festival

‘Shantaram’ trailer shows Charlie Hunnam play a fugitive on the run in ‘80s Bombay

Harry Styles-starrer ‘My Policeman’ premieres at TIFF 2022

‘The Witcher’ season 3 wraps production

Pedro Almodóvar pulls out of first English-language feature film

Regional Cinema

Teaser of Dhanush-Selvaraghavan film Naane Varuvean gives an eerie, chilling vibe

Pious Raj’s Malayalam film ‘Siddy’ inspired from Fyodor Dostoevsky novel

New in streaming

Coming to Netflix: Ana de Armas’ Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, Diljit Dosanjh starrer Jogi, musical comedy I Used To Be Famous, and more

New on Disney+ Hotstar: Star Wars title Andor, Live-action Pinocchio movie, Akshay Kumar-starrer Cuttputlli, and more

Coming to Apple TV Plus: Jennifer Lawrence-starrer Causeway, documentary film Sidney, Ethan Hawke-starter Raymond & Ray, and more

New on Amazon Prime Video: Lord of the Rings prequel series The Rings of Power, romance drama Sita Ramam, psychological horror Goodnight Mummy, and more

New Korean titles to watch this month: The Korean adaptation of Little Women, Park Min-Young’s Love In Contract, Jung Woo starrer Mental Coach Jegal, and more

Essential reading

1) Simbu and Gautham Menon on ‘Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu,’ friendship, and the ‘Atman’ philosophy

>> The duo also talk about moving out of their comfort zones, and their respective 20-year journeys in the industry

2) Swara Bhasker on ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar,’ #BoycottBollywood trends, and more

>> The actor discusses how the meek housewife she plays in the movie is very different from her real-life persona

3) Regina Cassandra: I never went out of my way to network

>> The actor speaks about her action film ‘Saakini Daakini’, and her knack for landing unconventional projects

4) Sameer Nair: On Applause Entertainment turning five, the ‘Gandhi’ biopic, and more

>> The CEO of Applause Entertainment also speaks on how streaming platforms have changed the game

5) Mohanakrishna Indraganti turns the spotlight on the film industry once again

>> The director speaks about ‘Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali’, the second film in his trilogy on film industry

6) James Cameron: I want to bring Avatar’s immersive experience back to the big screen

>> The filmmaker, along with the star cast, speaks about the re-release of the first ‘Avatar’ film

7) Waking up to the writer: From ‘Asuran’ to ‘Ponniyin Selvan’

>> Why writing and screenwriting are two different professions and have to be treated that way

8) Kerala’s enduring fascination for legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard

>> The International Film Festival of Kerala conferred the director with Lifetime Achievement award in 2021

9) ‘Rang De Basanti’ created a challenging storyboard for future filmmakers

>> A deep-dive into how the film set a trend in filmmaking with its unconventional narrative style

10) National Award-winners Sarmistha Maity, Rajdeep Paul talk about their debut feature ‘Kalkokkho’

>> How the Bengali film is an existential horror inspired from the pandemic

11) When a single-screen cinema hall had its own profile

>> From Meena Kumari to Raj Kapoor to Dilip Kumar, actors were once associated with particular cinemas

12) The game no one’s talking about: Internet manipulation is on the rise in India

>>  Filmmakers, screenwriters and casting directors speak on the worrying trend of internet manipulation

13) Priyanka Chopra on beauty, food and her perfect ‘test bunny’ Nick Jonas

>> Actor-entrepreneur launches a haircare brand in India on her father’s birth anniversary 

What to watch

1) Simbu, Gautham Menon are superb in ‘Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu’, a very ordinary gangster drama

Read the full review here

2) ‘Jogi’ is about finding humanity in the ashes of trust

Read the full review here

3) Arun Vijay’s film ‘Sinam’ is vile and uninspiring

Read the full review here

4) ‘Aa Ammayi Gurinchi Meeku Cheppali’ is earnest and fairly engaging ode to cinema

Read the full review here

5) Nivetha Thomas, Regina Cassandra starrer ‘Saakini Daakini’ is a fun action-entertainer

Read the full review here

6) ‘Siya’ speaks of the anguish behind the silence of the lambs 

Read the full review here

7) ‘Kotthu’ sends a laudable message, but does not tread any new ground

Read the full review here

8) ‘Monsoon Raga’ is a soulless celebration of love during the rainy season

Read the full review here

9) ‘Pathonpatham Noottandu’ is a package with some punch, despite its failings

Read the full review here

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