Gentleman, starring Arjun, is the story of a Chennai-based businessman who moonlights as a thief. He steals from the corrupt and the rich and gives it to the poor. The film, which also starred Madhoo and Senthil in key roles, had a phenomenal run in cinemas. … [Read more...] about Producer KT Kunjumon announces sequel to over two-decade old Gentleman
A neoliberal politics will always get caught in the commotion of optics—but ironically, with no vision. We can see a glaring example of this phenomenon in the Oscars, our charming American tradition which this season’s movie releases from Joker to Parasite to Judy and more are primed for. In recent years, conservative media outlets like Breitbart, Fox News, and the Washington Times have used the award ceremony as a vessel for both derision and moral outrage: Historically low ratings are apparently due to so-called divisive far-left hosts like, uh, Jimmy Kimmel, rather than the advent of streaming and social media, where the lore of celebrity now lives. And on the other side of those who care deeply about the Oscars are advocates for Marvel, Disney and the like, who decry the Academy’s general exclusion of comic book films from major categories. Last year’s nomination of Black Panther for Best Picture was an exception. And the upcoming ceremony, in early 2020, … [Read more...] about The 2020 Oscars Will Be a Politically Divided Sh*tshow
In terms of the key films with distribution already that are using exposure on the fall fest circuit to jump into the Oscar race, beware. September is the new July as far as this Oscar season is concerned, and you have a very long road to travel if you want to be front of mind come the new year, when the season will really kick into gear. Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Frances McDormand, Regina King, Anthony Hopkins and maybe a few others are clearly on the trail. You can tell that already by the arranged awards already planned, or announced. In fact, Ammonite star Winslet, The Father star Hopkins, and Nomadland director Chloe Zhao were all tapped to receive Telluride’s Silver Medallion awards before that fest was canceled, and the trio are also the main honorees of the Toronto Film Festival Tribute Awards being presented on Tuesday. Their films are undoubtedly the most Oscar-baity on view in a thin fall fest year. I am embargoed from saying much about Ammonite until … [Read more...] about Oscars: Fall Film Fest Circuit Aims To Promote Early Contenders McDormand, Winslet, Hopkins, King, And More – But Is It Just Too Damn Early?