Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5th Annual A​nime Convention (17th – 19th October 2014) - The biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India

A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature

5th Annual A​nime Convention, Festival Poster, Japanese Pop Culture

Anime convention is the biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India. In its 5th avatar, scheduled from 17th-19th October 2014 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi, it is presenting an exhilarating arena of anime, gaming, manga and design. The Convention features some of the renowned animators, game designers, illustrators, artists and related companies from countries like Japan, Hong Kong, US, France and India to conduct several Master classes, Workshops, Panel discussions, Talks and Presentations.

Maps to the Stars (2014): Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg's scathing satire on Hollywood

Julianne Moore as the washed-up Havana Segrand is a sight to behold

By Murtaza Ali

Featured in IMDb Critic Reviews

Maps to the Stars, Movie Poster, Directed by David Cronenberg, starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson , Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird
Maps to the Stars (2014) By David Cronenberg
Our Rating: 9.0
IMDb Ratings: 6.6
Genre: Drama
CastJulianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
Country: Canada USA | Germany | France
Language: English
Runtime111 min

Summary: A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Haider (2014): Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's final chapter in Shakespeare trilogy

A powerful socio-political commentary on Kashmir of the 1990s

By Murtaza Ali

Featured in IMDb Critic Reviews

Haider, Movie Poster, Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, starring Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Shraddha Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan
Haider (2014) By Vishal Bhardwaj
Our Rating: 8.0
IMDb Ratings: 9.0
Genre: Crime Drama | Romance
CastTabu, Shahid Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon
Country: India
Language: Hindi | Kashmiri
Runtime161 min

Summary: Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Haider - a young man returns home to Kashmir on receiving news of his father's disappearance. Not only does he learn that security forces have detained his father for harboring militants, but that his mother is in a relationship with his very own uncle. Intense drama follows between mother and son as both struggle to come to terms with news of his father's death. Soon Haider learns that his uncle is responsible for the gruesome murder, what follows is his journey to avenge his father's death.