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Sorry ladies, Sumeet Vyas’s first love remains the internet

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Back in 2000, as a rookie actor with Nadira Babbar’s theatre company, Ek Jute, Sumeet Vyas earned a meagre Rs250 ($3.69) per show. So, he ventured into television and ad films to keep his wallet full. Soon he was even adapting and writing plays. In 2011, Vyas got his break in Bollywood with English Vinglish Read More

Quentin Tarantino eagerly defends convicted child rapist Roman Polanski in a resurfaced interview

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In a 2003 interview, Quentin Tarantino tried to justify Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13-year-old girl, opining that it was not actually rape and that the girl “wanted to have it.” Tarantino, the acclaimed director of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds, told radio host Howard Stern in 2003 that what Polanski did in 1977 was “not quite Read More

The sexiest thing in “Call Me By Your Name” is the real estate

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Not much isn’t swoon-worthy about Call Me By Your Name, the coming-of-age love story by Italian director Luca Guadagnino set in the early-1980s. There’s the film’s stars: newcomer Timothée Chalamet as the charmingly love-sick teenager Elio Perlman and the god-like Armie Hammer as his hot-academic crush, Oliver. There’s the Italian setting, close to the small Read More

A new film has bested “Toy Story 2” as the best-reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history

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A low-budget indie film is now the best-reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Every critic who reviewed Lady Bird, a stunning coming-of-age comedy about a California teen finishing high school in the early 2000s, did so positively on the site so far. The film, released in about 800 North American theaters this month, is the first Read More

The best documentaries hiding on Netflix, according to Rotten Tomatoes

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Netflix won its first Oscar this year, not for a feature film, but for a documentary short about Syrian first responders called The White Helmets. Another Netflix documentary, Ava DuVernay’s 13th was also nominated for an Academy Award. The streaming-video service, which is still establishing itself in film, has cultivated a thriving library of documentaries Read More

22 great books to read before Hollywood turns them into TV shows and movies

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Books are the fuel that make the Hollywood engine run. According to one estimate, 20% of the top 1,000 films in the past decade were based on novels, and countless more movies and TV shows are derived from short stories, nonfiction books, graphic novels, and other texts. Without books, we’d have nothing to put on Read More

Pixar’s movie Coco is a welcome ode to Mexico in the Trump era

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Coco, Pixar’s new movie about the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico, is full of the stereotypes Hollywood has been falling back on for decades to represent the US’s southern neighbor. There’s the usual deluge of color, festive music, and archetypes such as the flipflop-tossing matriarch—all rendered in the studio’s masterful animation. But unlike Read More

China’s box office is setting new records—with a bit of Hollywood help

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China’s biggest movie of the year wasn’t a popular Western actioner like the Fast & Furious and Transformers films. It was Wolf Warrior 2, a homegrown action sequel about a Chinese special forces agent who comes out of retirement to fight Western mercenaries. With $854 million at the Chinese box office, the movie is now Read More

In photos: The show is almost over at India’s old single-screen cinemas

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Growing up in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Nandita Raman often visited Chitra Talkies, the single-screen theatre that her family owned. But when she returned to see it again after several years living and working in New Delhi, she found that it had closed down and completely changed on the inside. “When I visited it I realised Read More

Why is f%*$#% Johnny Depp still in these Harry Potter movies

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The wave of abuse allegations against men in Hollywood has already made several celebrities into industry pariahs. It has not affected every man ever publicly accused of abuse, however. One of them is the centerpiece of the next Harry Potter movie. Warner Bros. announced today that the next film in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter cinematic Read More