FILM CRITICS

  • Roger Ebert: Excerpts of his 10 memorable reviews April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Roger Ebert reviewed thousands of films over the years, influencing moviegoers across the country with his uncomplicated, yet intelligent reviews that were breezy and often quotable. Along with fellow film critic Gene Siskel, Ebert, who died on Thursday at the age of 70, created and made famous the...
  • Roger Ebert: 10 things to remember about him April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten things to remember about acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday: 1. There were many firsts in his career Roger Ebert was the first journalist to win the Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism in 1975. He also earned an honor given to the movie stars he wrote...
  • US: Film critic Robert Ebert dies at 70 April 5, 2013

    Los Angeles: Roger Ebert, who was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and became an unlikely TV star while hosting a movie review show with fellow critic Gene Siskel, died in Chicago on Thursday, two days after he disclosed his cancer had returned. "It is with a...
  • Film critics say Vishwaroopam is not antiMuslim February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam' hits theatres in Hindi on Friday as Vishwaroop. CNNIBN Entertainment Editor watched the movie and found there was nothing communally offensive in the film. Most film critics who have seen Vishwaroop said the controversy was much ado about nothing. "Having watched Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam, I...
  • Excerpt: The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic November 22, 2012

    The Adventures of an Intrepid Film Critic is journalist Anna MM Vetticad's account of a year in which she resolved to blog reviews of every single Hindi film released in the NCR (National Capital Region)...not just the highprofile, wellpromoted films, or bigbanner productions with major stars, but literally every single...
  • Sonam Kapoor: I don't take myself seriously November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor says she never takes herself seriously and that is why her comments are often misinterpreted. "I don't take myself seriously. Critics often criticise me personally and my films. Media sometimes misinterpret my statement but I have always taken them positively," she said. "Rather, I find them...
  • Column: Why Jagdish Rajpurohit is mad at critics March 31, 2012

    Day time, Exterior 29th March FADE IN The day began with busy preparations in the office, we had press shows to cover for the day (Mumbai & Delhi) and then a premiere event of 1000 people (read non journalists, non filmy people). 40 journos invited to Famous Studios, only 7...
  • Is it true some directors pay for good reviews? October 19, 2011

    Mumbai: A film reviewer can be a director's best friend or worst enemy. It was hence not surprising, when to a question about whether he knew of anyone in Bollywood who has paid for a good review for a film, director Nikhil Advani's answer was an instant 'Yes'. Had he...
  • New York critics name 'Social Network' best film December 14, 2010

    Los Angeles: The New York Film Critics Circle on Monday named Facebook film The Social Network the best movie of the year, and gave its best director honour to the movie's maker, David Fincher. Armond White, chairman of the influential critics group and chief critic for The New York Press, said...
  • Fine art of film appreciation and Mumbai Film Festival October 29, 2009

    Mumbai: After having won critical acclaim for his role as Bhope Bhau in the recent release Kaminey, actor and writer Amole Gupte is now training a bunch of youngsters on the finer nuances of film appreciation for the forthcoming Mumbai Film Festival. He is joined by noted German crictic Daniel...
  • Goss: Aftab Shivdasani's a sore loser March 25, 2009

    Some people are just sore losers. And they'll fret and fume and raise a storm when they're told just that. I'm talking here about Aftab Shivdasani! The dude returned to the big screen and before you knew it, the movie disappeared from the theatres. The critics had a ball ripping his...
  • Dream run continues as Slumdog... bags 3 more awards February 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The dream run is continuing for Slumdog Millionaire. The film added three more awards to its kitty at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards on Wednesday night. Slumdog Millionaire won the Attenborough British Film of the Year, while director Danny Boyle scooped the British Director of the Year award....