24th Kolkata International Film Festival 2018: 25 New Films To Watch

It is that time of the year again. The 24th Kolkata International Film Festival is about to begin and will be screening 171 feature films, 150 short films and documentaries from across 70 countries, spread across 16 venues between November 10 and November 17, 2018. 15 films will be competing in the International Competition: Innovation…

The New Wave of Political Satire — An Interview with Julian Radlmaier

For admirers of Buñuel and Godard, Julian Radlmaier’s brand of cinema should feel right at home while also offering a fresh take on well-trodden subjects. This new experimental filmmaker, based in Berlin, has impressed festival audiences and critics alike with his debut feature Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog (which we have written about here), which won the…

Counterpart S01E04 “Both Sides Now” Review — Switching Things Up

I wrote last week as to how S01E03 showed languish in narrative development almost all through the episode, slowly but surely knitting together pieces, only to turn up the heat towards the very end with a quick succession of events that get things back on track and promise exciting days ahead. Well, Counterpart seems to be…

Counterpart S01E01 “The Crossing” Review — An Intriguing Start

Parallel universes. Multiple identities. Bizarre paradoxes that might result from a person meeting his ‘twin’ from a parallel world. These are concepts and theories from the realms of science and science-fiction, almost as old as the genre itself, all explored and recycled and nearly done to death by the film and television industry. Yet somehow,…