How to make it in Bollywood, or die trying
It took a minute for Malhaar Rathod, then an aspiring teenage actress, to realise what the 65-year-old Indian film producer was asking her to do -- and to make the decision to walk away. Her experience with what is euphemistically known as Bollywood's "casting couch" culture underlines the challenges facing anyone seeking to break into India's massive, insiders-only film industry.
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker', 'The Lighthouse', 'The Wild Goose Lake'
The final intergalactic instalment in the Skywalker Saga has landed and film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her take on its enigmatic exchanges, its grammatical anachronisms and, of course, its lightsaber quotient. Also, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson struggle to maintain a hold on their sanity in "The Lighthouse"; the film sparked a tidal wave of praise at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Next, we check out Chinese noir "The Wild Goose Lake" and its sumptuous vision of a crime underworld where hig
Film show: Lessons in divorce with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story", which is being released on Netflix this week. Hailed as one of the best films of the year, it stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. They also talk about Elia Suleiman's new film, "It Must Be Heaven", plus a new French film based on a sordid true story that took place in New York between 2010 and 2012, "Chanson Douce", and the bespoke concert film "Stop Making Sense", which is being
Elia Suleiman: 'The world today has become a global Palestine'
Elia Suleiman, a famed figure in Palestinian cinema, joins us in the studio as his new film "It Must Be Heaven" hits French cinemas and Paris's Cinémathèque hosts a retrospective of his work. He speaks to Eve Jackson about why Palestinian directors can be funny, how he thinks the press overanalyse his work and why he shows the world as if it were a microcosm of Palestine in his new film.
NFVCB destroys N500m worth of pornographic material, others
Sequel to the enforcement drive of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) to confiscate unapproved films and video works in the Federal Capital Territory, the agency on Friday destroyed unclassified and other prohibited films and videos valued at over N500 million.
'Joker' sequel in development, Joaquin Phoenix likely to return
The Warner Bros. film recently passed $1 billion worldwide. Besides smashing many box office records, 'Joker' won the Golden Lion at this year's Venice International Film Festival. According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' director Todd Phillips is expected to helm the followup.