Friday, January 28, 2022

Divyani Sharma

January 2022 Film Preview

“The 355” is finally making its way to cinemas. Long delayed due to COVID-19, the star-studded spy movie kicks off 2022 right. Featuring Jessica Chastain, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, and Fan Bingbing, the action-packed pic opens on...

Comfortable in Her Own Skin: VOD, Web Series, and Podcast Picks

The burden to live up to social expectations is omnipresent. As such, the struggle to be free of modern society’s demands — from unattainable body standards propagated through social media to the pressure of embracing marriage and parenthood in...

December 2021 Television Preview

2021 promises to go out with a bang, with a gamut of festive television releases adding warmth to this chilly season. The TV offerings this month are full of holiday cheer, extending from sitcoms to comedy specials to musicals.Kicking...

Costume Designer to Watch: Vera Chow of “The Walking Dead” and “Boogie”

Born in Texas and raised in British Hong Kong, Vera Chow never quite found herself at ease with her surroundings. Made to feel like a misfit during her schooling in Hong Kong, Chow admits in a talk for Crushing...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Nahid Persson – “Be My Voice”

Nahid Persson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Sweden. She was born in Iran and took political asylum in Sweden as a result of her political activism during and after the 1979 revolution in Iran. Her works include...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Sara Terry – “A Decent Home”

Sara Terry is a documentary filmmaker. Her first documentary “Fambul Tok,” about an unprecedented grassroots forgiveness program in Sierra Leone, was supported by Sundance and Chicken and Egg Pictures, and won several awards at more than a hundred festivals...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Maria Speth – “Mr. Bachmann and His Class”

Maria Speth is a writer, director, and producer of feature films and documentaries. Her debut feature “The Days Between” premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2001, where it won the VPRO Tiger Award, and her second feature,...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Alysa Nahmias – “Krimes”

Alysa Nahmias is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Los Angeles-based production company AJNA. Her work has been shown at festivals and exhibitions worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, Sundance, LACMA, and MoMA, and she has made films with...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Neasa Ní Chianáín – “Young Plato”

Neasa Ní Chianáin is a documentary filmmaker whose credits include “Frank Ned & Busy Lizzie,” “Fairytale of Kathmandu,” and “The Stranger,” which screened at the 67th Locarno Film Festival. Her last film, “In Loco Parentis” (“School Life”), premiered at...

DOC NYC 2021 Women Directors: Meet Erin Bernhardt and Din Blankenship – “Refuge”

Erin Bernhardt is an independent filmmaker. She has won two Peabody Awards, an Emmy, and numerous film festival awards. Her first independent feature documentary, “Imba Means Sing,” aired worldwide on Netflix, Delta Studio, and all major VOD platforms. Bernhardt...

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