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The Disciple review: A demanding film by master-in-the-making Chaitanya Tamhane

  • The Disciple movie review: Director Chaitanya Tamhane's new film, out on Netflix, is a demanding drama about obsession; another major step in the creative evolution of one of India's most promising young filmmakers.
The Disciple movie review: Aditya Modak as Sharad Nerulkar, and Arun Dravid, as Guruji, in a still from Chaitanya Tamhane's new film.
The Disciple movie review: Aditya Modak as Sharad Nerulkar, and Arun Dravid, as Guruji, in a still from Chaitanya Tamhane's new film.
Updated on May 01, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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Chaitanya Tamhane's award-winning The Disciple to be released on Netflix

  • Director Chaitanya Tamhane's award-winning film, The Disciple, will be released on Netflix.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s feature film, The Disciple.(Courtesy: Zoo Entertainment)
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s feature film, The Disciple.(Courtesy: Zoo Entertainment)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 02:41 PM IST
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While media attention was focused on the insider-outsider debate, Chaitanya Tamhane made history

Chaitanya Tamhane brings his craft and discipline to The Disciple, the story of a conflicted musician in Mumbai. His mentor Alfonso Cuaron calls it stunning.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple.
A still from Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple.
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara gets ringing endorsement from Avatar director James Cameron: ‘A masterpiece’

Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron has endorsed Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s new film, Shikara, calling it ‘a masterpiece’.
Newcomers Aadil Khan and Sadia in a poster for Shikara.
Newcomers Aadil Khan and Sadia in a poster for Shikara.
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

From The Irishman to Marriage Story, the top 10 streaming films of 2019

A year after Netflix and Amazon tested the waters with films such as Roma and Cold War, streamers in 2019 emerged as legitimate movie studios, thanks to films like The Irishman and Marriage Story.
Aaron Paul in El Camino, Alison Williams in The Perfection, and Rihanna in Guava Island, three of the best streaming films of 2019.
Aaron Paul in El Camino, Alison Williams in The Perfection, and Rihanna in Guava Island, three of the best streaming films of 2019.
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 01:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar

A day at Cannes: rubbing shoulders with Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

Anupama Chopra writes about interviewing actor Andie Macdowell at Cannes Film Festival and meeting director Alfonso Cuaron.
US actress Andie MacDowell arrives for the screening of the film The Best Years of a Life at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)
US actress Andie MacDowell arrives for the screening of the film The Best Years of a Life at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.(AFP)
Updated on May 20, 2019 12:01 PM IST
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Steven Spielberg wants to change Oscar rules to make Netflix films ineligible

Veteran director Steven Spielberg’s move comes days after Netflix feature Roma, directed by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, bagged three awards -- Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film -- at the 91st Academy Awards.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 An Unforgettable Evening benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 An Unforgettable Evening benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 09:19 AM IST
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Oscars 2019: Mexico’s Alfonso Cuaron wins best director award for Roma

At Oscars 2019, Alfonso Cuaron won the Best Director nod for his luscious black-and-white film, Roma.
Alfonso Cuaron won three awards at Oscars 2019 including the Best Director nod for Roma.(REUTERS)
Alfonso Cuaron won three awards at Oscars 2019 including the Best Director nod for Roma.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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Oscars 2019 highlights: Green Book pulls off shock win, Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, India’s Period End of Sentence score

The most unusual Oscars in recent memory were held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with Green Book taking home the Best Picture Academy Award in a shock win. There was no clear favourite for the top award this year, with Netflix’s Roma, the period black comedy The Favourite, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book having picked up awards in the run-up. The 91st Academy Awards did not have a host, a first in close to four decades.Rami Malek won the Best Actor award, Olivia Colman won Best Actress, while Regina King and Mahershala Ali won in the supporting categories. Alfonso Cuaron picked up three Oscars for Roma, for Cinematography, Foreign Language Film and Director.Watch | IMDb Oscar coverage: Marina DeTavira from Roma on the Oscars’ Red Carpet 

Also read: Here’s a complete list of winnersHis black and white semi-autobiographical drama, Roma, was tied for the most nominations (10) along with The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.Stay tuned for all the updates from the 91st Academy Awards LIVE:

Oscars 2019 LIVE updates: Rami Malek and Olivia Colman won Best Actor and Best Actress.
Oscars 2019 LIVE updates: Rami Malek and Olivia Colman won Best Actor and Best Actress.
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Oscars 2019 predictions: From Roma to Rami Malek, here are the most likely winners in six major categories

Oscars 2019: An Alfonso Cuaron win will mean 5 out of the last 6 Best Director Oscars have gone to Mexicans. Don’t tell Trump. A Best Picture victory for Green Book, meanwhile, will make Dumb and Dumber director Peter Farrelly and Oscar winner.
Oscars 2019: From Roma to Rami Malek, here’s predicting the winners in six major categories.
Oscars 2019: From Roma to Rami Malek, here’s predicting the winners in six major categories.
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar

Oscars 2019: Black Panther as winner of Best Picture, Lady Gaga as Best Actress, says poll

Oscars 2019: HT readers have voted for their favourite films in the major categories for Sunday’s Academy Awards. Here’s who won the poll.
Michael B Jordan in Black Panther, the first superhero film to get nominated for Best Picture Oscar.
Michael B Jordan in Black Panther, the first superhero film to get nominated for Best Picture Oscar.
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 08:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Netflix original Roma casts spotlight on Latin America’s domestic workers

The live-in nanny in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-nominated film Roma, Ignacia Ponciano represents millions of women working in domestic service across Latin America for want of a better opportunity.
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Mexican domestic worker Ignacia Ponciano poses at the house where she has worked for over 30 years in Mexico City on January 18, 2019. - The working conditions of domestics in Latin America, to whom director Alfonso Cuaron pays homage in his recent movie 'Roma', is slowly reaching a legal framework. Whilst several countries in the region have established laws for the sector in the last decade, other simultaneous realities such as economic crises and migration, are hampering those conquests and ambitions of formality. (Photo by Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese lead dozens of filmmakers in slamming Oscars

Dozens of prominent filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese have co-signed an open letter against the Academy’s recently announced regulations.
Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Academy issues clarification following uproar over new regulations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the backlash that erupted after it was announced that Oscars in four categories would be presented during commercial breaks.
An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.(Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.(Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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BAFTAs 2019: The Favourite rules awards night with most wins, Netflix’s Roma is Best Picture

BAFTAs 2019: Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz won big for their role in The Favourite. The film took home seven awards.
Olivia Colman arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.(REUTERS)
Olivia Colman arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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Alfonso Cuaron wins top DGA prize for Roma, a major indicator for Oscars

Roma director Alfonso Cuaron won the top prize at the Directors Guild of America awards, considered a strong indicator for the Oscars.
Director Alfonso Cuaron poses with the Nomination Medallion for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Roma in the press room during the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.(AFP)
Director Alfonso Cuaron poses with the Nomination Medallion for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Roma in the press room during the 71st Annual Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Awards at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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Mary Poppins and Roma: Keep calm and nanny on

Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ by Rob Marshall have a lot in common: Children in a family with an absent father find stability in their nanny, who seems to come out of nowhere only to become an integral part of their lives
The differences between the two films are so many that the basic similarity hides in plain sight.
The differences between the two films are so many that the basic similarity hides in plain sight.
Published on Jan 05, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal

From Lust Stories to Roma, the top 10 online streaming movies of 2018

2018 saw some of the best filmmakers in the world - the Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuaron, Anurag Kashyap - experimenting with streaming. From Lust Stories to Roma, here are the year’s best online films.
Roma, Lust Stories and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before were three of the best streaming films of 2018.
Roma, Lust Stories and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before were three of the best streaming films of 2018.
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 02:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi

Roma movie review: Alfonso Cuaron has made one of the best films of the decade; a cinematic game-changer. 5 stars

Roma movie review: Director Alfonso Cuaron and Netflix have made one of the best films of the decade, a cinematic game-changer that will never be forgotten. Rating: 5/5.
Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.(Photo by Carlos Somonte)
Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.(Photo by Carlos Somonte)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 09:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar, New Delhi

Netflix’s Roma sweeps New York Critics awards, builds momentum for Oscars

Netflix’s Roma swept the New York Critics circle awards, cementing its reputation as an Oscars favourite.
This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, centre, in a scene from the film Roma, by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron.(AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, centre, in a scene from the film Roma, by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron.(AP)
Published on Nov 30, 2018 05:28 PM IST
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Associated Press | By HT Correspondent, New York

Of deranged movie buffs, foreign films and real-life drama

From the frenzy that grips MAMI festival-goers, it’s almost like the fate of the planet rests upon these people getting to see a foreign-language film
For one week, a handful of cinemas across the city are overrun by crazed cinephiles with bloodshot eyes and varying levels of desperation.(@MumbaiFilmFest)
For one week, a handful of cinemas across the city are overrun by crazed cinephiles with bloodshot eyes and varying levels of desperation.(@MumbaiFilmFest)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal

MAMI 2018: Critics list their top film picks from the festival line-up

Which are the movies not to be missed? We asked Raja Sen, Rashid Irani, Deepa Gahlot and Mihir Fadnavis to weigh in.
Raja Sen recommends Shoplifters by the Japanese filmmaker Kore-Eda Hirokazu. It’s the story of a family that resorts to shoplifting to cope with poverty. The film premiered at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or.
Raja Sen recommends Shoplifters by the Japanese filmmaker Kore-Eda Hirokazu. It’s the story of a family that resorts to shoplifting to cope with poverty. The film premiered at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or.
Published on Oct 25, 2018 03:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh, Mumbai

Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s victory at Venice Film Festival is a bigger win for Netflix

Director Alfonso Cuaron won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for his black-and-white drama, Roma, making it Netflix’s first major award at an international festival.
Roma, named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where writer-director-cinematographer Cuaron grew up, is a Spanish-language drama.
Roma, named after the neighbourhood in Mexico City where writer-director-cinematographer Cuaron grew up, is a Spanish-language drama.
Published on Sep 09, 2018 11:55 AM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Venice

Netflix makes power move, threatens to pull out of Cannes if ban isn’t reversed

Netflix could pull its films from the upcoming Cannes Film Festival if the ban on streaming-only movies isn’t reversed.
Netflix Inc. signage is reflected on a pair of sunglasses in an arranged photograph taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Bloomberg)
Netflix Inc. signage is reflected on a pair of sunglasses in an arranged photograph taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles

As 2001: A Space Odyssey turns 50, Christopher Nolan and Alfonso Cuaron reflect on its influence

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey may have turned 50 but it is still considered an unmatched sci-fi classic by many film aficionados, including Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and Christopher Nolan.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Keir Dullea in a scene from the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Keir Dullea in a scene from the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 08:31 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
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