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Sarah Gilmartin Turning the lives of real people into compelling fiction is an art in itself. The novel must

The Truth: Tender moments that stay long in the brain

Donald Clarke As Bong Joon-ho will shortly discover (and how), following up your first Palme d'Or

Shouldn't humanity conquer on so-called sacrifice?

Faridul Ahasan ShouravThe film "Hangor Nodi Grenade" (1997), mainly influenced by the liberation war, was directed

Tangled tale of Ponzi scheme gone wrong

Olivia Ho "Why don't you swallow broken glass," someone scrawls in acid marker on the wall

'The Mirror and The Light' Is a triumphant end to a spellbinding story

Genevieve Valentine At the start of The Mirror & The Light, Thomas Cromwell is a man

Tale of a starlet's rise and descent into madness

Toh Wen LiA little girl sits in the wings of the theatre, watching a woman perform

'Trolls World Tour': You will want to rock and troll

Terence TohIn the past, trolls were often portrayed as repulsive, anti-social monsters. They lived under bridges,

International Falls

Frank Scheck Rachael Harris and Rob Huebel star in Amber McGinnis' dramedy about the friendship that

The Living Days: Perplexing and unsettling

Declan O'DriscollMary Grimes, the central character of The Living Days exists, like the novel itself, in

Recollections of My Non-Existence: The precarity of identity

Sean HewittRebecca Solnit is one of our best essayists. In recent years, books such as Hope

Hopeful escapes

John LuiThere have been several movie adaptations of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. The latest, Little

Exemplary work on Ramakrishna and Vivekananda

Very recently an exemplary work on Sri Ramakrishna Paramhanshadev and Swami Vivekananda entitled Ramakrishna and Vivekananda was launched at

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

  The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri's latest book, has been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Yet, the story of

The Invisible Man review: Tenser than Christmas at the in-laws'

It is interesting to ponder how the first third of this indecently exciting film would have played if the

'Downhill': Marital drama on the ski slopes

Imagine this: You go to a cafe for lunch. You take a table next to a couple, make your

"Aropito Ei Nogore" By Benoy Dutta

I did not see the great time, I saw the time. So, in the frame of time or event,

Zafar Alam's book appears in banking industry as blessing for young bankers

Highly reputed honorable Managing Director(Current Charge) of a private commercial bank- Zafar Alam  has written  a book named Smritir

Downhill: Will Ferrell in a salty remake of Force Majeure

When news emerged that Hollywood was remaking Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure - a hit at Cannes in 2014 -

Fun but seldom exciting horror reimagination

Mention Fantasy Island to anyone under 40 and you would probably be greeted with stony silence, or a series

Joe Hill's 'Full Throttle' is full of chills, thrills and even a few tears

Terence TohNeil Gaiman once said: "Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds

'Sonic the Hedgehog' designs updated for fans

Sam ConnonSonic's first live-action movie turned out to be a run-of-the-mill family action flick, despite months

The Guardians by Susan Pedersen

 Duncan Kelly They are there to help but instead they hinder. They aspire to fairness yet promote

Waiting for the Mahatma: A bright book in life from the Subcontinent

Md Sajib MiahReading to know, to do, to live and to be is an indispensable subject

An emotional affair

JaniceLisa Ballantyne's Redemption Road is pegged as a cat-and-mouse thriller, but is actually a catastrophic tale

Emma: It's cool but it's no clueless

Donald Clarke What is that full stop doing there in the title? It seems the latest adaptation

"Filmmaking to international jury: A riveting tale"

Elora Justina Das It is not an easy task to divulge the window of creativity and

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