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Satyajit Ray

DVDs: The Rise and Rise of Indian Director Satyajit Ray

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ray is a giant of cinema, acclaimed throughout the world even 21 years after his death but his movies simply haven't been seen much and rarely in the great prints they deserve.

Edward Snowden, Satyajit Ray and Inverted Totalitarianism

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Blowing whistle against the United States government is not a spectacle. The ongoing explosive expose of the American surveillance state brought back a children's film, a musical comedy, I had watched in 1980 -- Satyajit Ray's Hirok Rajar Deshe.

Inspiration Over Perspiration: The Best Almodovar by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

A tale of a scientist who exacts a most unusual form of revenge on the young man that victimized his daughter, The Skin I Live In is gorgeously shot, paced, and acted.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Kolkata: Summertime on Sudder St.

Zachary Stockill | Posted 07.16.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

India's poverty is no more visible in Kolkata than any other major city, though still it maintains this damning reputation in certain quarters through media, myth, and rumor.