Anyone can be a hero: Why I love ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’

From mental health struggles to characters with different racial and LGBTQ+ backgrounds, the series shines a light on people—and heroes—of diverse identities.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’—One series to fail them all?

What point is Lord of the Rings making in 2022? That people are racist and wage wars? The original trilogy, from two decades ago, was making that same point.

Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ misunderstands Jane Austen’s novel entirely

The problem with Netflix’s adaptation of Persuasion is that it doesn't know what it wants to be.

‘Dune’ playing in Star Cineplex now

‘Dune’, the 2021 American epic science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, is now available in Star Cineplex.

‘My responsibilities as an artiste increase with each accolade’

Popular actress Jaya Ahsan has wrapped up the dubbing for her forthcoming film, “OCD” in Kolkata. She is spending Durga Puja with her friends and well-wishers in the city.

Keeping hope alive through storytelling: Why ‘The Breadwinner’ is a timely watch

War is always the hardest on women and children. Setting all the geopolitical discussions aside, it is not brand new information that the Taliban rule proved to be the worst for the women of Afghanistan in particular.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

Anyone can be a hero: Why I love ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians’

From mental health struggles to characters with different racial and LGBTQ+ backgrounds, the series shines a light on people—and heroes—of diverse identities.

September 4, 2022
September 4, 2022

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’—One series to fail them all?

What point is Lord of the Rings making in 2022? That people are racist and wage wars? The original trilogy, from two decades ago, was making that same point.

July 15, 2022
July 15, 2022

Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ misunderstands Jane Austen’s novel entirely

The problem with Netflix’s adaptation of Persuasion is that it doesn't know what it wants to be.

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Films, flashing lights, and stars: Cannes Film Festival concludes today

The Cannes Film Festival geared up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d’Or winners from May 17– a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

'No Land's Man' to screen at Sydney Film Festival

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's forthcoming feature film "No Land’s Man" has been selected for the Sydney Film Festival. The news was confirmed by the director himself through social media.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Tisha wraps up dubbing for Bangabandhu biopic

The shooting wrapped up in January 2022, and the biopic’s release date is yet to be announced.

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

Sri Lankan lives in turmoil: A riotous rendition of “Funny Boy”

Selvadurai’s book, set against the backdrop of escalating political tension in Sri Lanka prior to the 1983 riots, portrays the effect of the Tamil-Sinhalese clash on the personal lives of his characters, before giving a glimpse of the riots in the very last chapter.

January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ set for release

Celebrated Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much anticipated forthcoming feature film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is set to hit theatres on February 25.

November 30, 2021
November 30, 2021

From ‘Mrittika Maya’ to ‘Nonajoler Kabbo’

National Film Award-winning actor Titas Zia got his start in school plays. Growing up with his dream, he enrolled as a B A student in Theatre at the Department of Theatre and Music of University of Dhaka.

November 24, 2021
November 24, 2021

Swagata to make silver screen comeback after 12 years

Renowned actress Zinat Sanu Swagata’s last full-fledged film, “Oshanto Mon”, was released in theatres 12 years ago. The actress had shared the screen opposite popular film star Manna.