In short, Valentine’s Day!

The Guardian’s film site continues to be one of the best places to visit. For this week, see the Cyber Cinema column: Virtual Valentines “Kate  Stable’s compendium of the best romantic short films on the web.”

Academy Award (Oscar) nominated short films 2009

Oscar shorts are making rounds of theaters in the U. S. Live action and animated shorts are screened separately, and judging from the trailers and publicity, they will run at least until the Awards event on Sunday.

What is an Indian film (indeed)?

We will pursue conversation started by our friend and colleague,K. Hariharan of L. V. Prasad Film and TV Academy in Chennai.

Marketing Strategy for Slumdog Millionaire: South Asian Media leading…..

This is an explanation from Gitesh Pandya (Box Office Guru) on how marketing strategy for Slumdog Millionaire:

Slumdog Millionaire

Quite likely, Slumdog Millionaire will sweep the Golden Globes (nominated in four categories) tomorrow and even more likely, it will take a good share of accolades at the Academy Awards next month.

What is this euphoria about Slumdog?

David Thomson profiles Danny Boyle in The Guardian this week. Like  Frank Rich in The New York Times (and many others to echo elsewhere), Thomson calls it the film for the times of recession, a story of rags to riches.

Fatih Akin at the edge of heaven!

Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven has to be one of the best films of 2008. A complex, interweaving narrative of six characters in Germany and Turkey, it has a deft structure and some of the most memorable performances.