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Cannes Film Festival 2021: 9 Asian Movies To Watch

Have you noticed a fair share of Asian movies at the recent Cannes Film Festival 2021? With many movies stalled and film festivals cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdowns and restrictions haven’t been easy on movie industries globally. The Cannes Film Festival, too, has made a comeback this year and is being held in July instead of its usual time in May. By the looks of it, this Cannes 2021 paints a promising picture when it comes to Asian movies. Here are the Asian movies to check out: [Hero and Featured Image Credit: Emergency Declaration] Asian movies featured at the 74th...

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Screen Share: 12 Outstanding Live-Action Films Adapted From Manga

Live-action films, adapted from manga, have brought the best of both worlds to their fans. These critically acclaimed as well as commercially successful movies have traversed the borders of Japan. Moreover, manga’s popularity has led many Hollywood producers to faithfully bring the pages of the comic books to the big screen, resulting in an increased interest and fan-following across the world. Here are some of the most famous live-action films adapted from manga. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) Image credit: Netflix The Rurouni Kenshin film series is among the many adaptations of manga...

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Meet The Five Female Jury Members At The Cannes Film Festival 2021

For the first time in history, the Cannes Film Festival 2021 jury includes a majority of women in its panel, a group in charge of selecting the best of the best films from around the world. These women are French actress Mélanie Laurent, American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Austrian director Jessica Hausner, French actress and director Mati Diop and French singer-songwriter Mylène Farmer. Spike Lee (C) with jury members (from L-R) Tahar Rahim, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Mélanie Laurent, Mati Diop, Jessica Hausner, Mylène Farmer, Roselyne Bachelot and Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Cannes Film...

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Sladmore Gallery London

Leading dealer in sculpture and objects for over 50 years, the Sladmore Gallery has its origins in a private collection of nineteenth century bronze animal sculpture, assembled by the Horswell family in the 1960’s at Sladmore Farm in Buckinghamshire, alongside their exotic bird and animal Park. In 1968 the gallery moved to the three floor mews premises off Berkeley Square, where Sladmore Contemporary is still located today, in the heart of Mayfair. A selection of the birds and animals were housed here as well and gradually bronzes completely replaced the flesh and blood creatures. Originally...

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12 Pandemic-Delayed Movies We Can’t Wait To Watch This Year

Among the many sectors that took a hit as the COVID-19 pandemic raged in 2020, film industries across the world were one of the worst affected. Shootings were stalled and theatres had to be shut for an indefinite period forcing producers to repeatedly postpone the release of their movies. Streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have been a saviour for many, but major production houses still bank on cinemas for the big-budget projects. Thus, several mega productions which would have otherwise hit the screens in late 2019 or 2020 haven’t done so yet. Of course, the...

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Hidden gems of Netflix — The travel documentaries you need to watch

In times like these, there’s nothing better than dreaming about our next adventure to escape the monotony of staying put, no matter how incredibly hard the travel bug is biting you. And if you too are counting the days until your next trip and are keen to explore the outdoors from the comfort of your space, we feel you. That’s why we have made a list of outstanding travel documentaries that you can binge-watch on Netflix and travel virtually. (All Images: Netflix) Magical Andes is akin to taking a virtual trip to the majestic Andes mountains in South America. This six-part docuseries...

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‘Skater Girl’ on Netflix teeters between tradition and adventure

Marking Manjari Makijany’s directorial debut is Skater Girl on Netflix, a feel-good, coming-of-age sports drama that deserves your attention. Skater Girl releases today, and here’s why it needs to be on your watch-list this weekend.   Bollywood does get several things wrong, but it also gets many things right, and surprisingly, sports dramas fit the bill almost every time. Thanks to Netflix Originals and other OTTs, we have access to non-mainstream films that capture the idiosyncrasies of the mundane, feeding us the much-needed inspiration. Skater Girl, which is also touted as India’s first...

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Spotify launches Greenroom, a Clubhouse competitor

Spotify launches Greenroom, a Clubhouse competitor Spotify has launched a live audio app called Greenroom, the Swedish online music streaming giant’s answer to the popular platform Clubhouse. Greenroom allows users to join live discussions or to host their own. Spotify launched Greenroom after acquiring Betty Labs, the company behind the popular sports-focused audio platform Locker Room. Along with podcasts, social audio has taken off over the past year with the San Francisco-based Clubhouse leading the way. Since December, Clubhouse has been downloaded over 18 million times, according...

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Pride Month 2021: Virtual events you can attend to celebrate

Pride Month is celebrated annually in the US to honour the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. That year on June 28, a major riot broke out between the police and gay patrons of the Stonewall Inn following a crackdown on it by authorities. Exactly a year later, New York City witnessed its first Pride march in memory of the incident. It has since expanded to become a major event not only in cities across the US but also around the world, with marches, awareness drives and cultural programmes held in support for the LGBTQIA+ community.    Many cities are marking a return to in-person events this year...

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