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Indian Film Fest LA 2016 Review: ALIGARH, A Human Tragedy

In April of 2010, Professor S.R. Siras died alone in a rented room. He'd been sacked from his job as the head of the department of regional languages in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He'd been a professor of Marathi at...

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Coming To North American Blu-ray/DVD

On the literal eve of Anurag Kashyap's latest film, Bombay Velvet, comes news that the epic Gangs of Wasseypur will finally arrive on North American home video from Cinelicious Pics this summer. I've been waiting for this day for three...

Hey Dallas! Win Tickets To See GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Courtesy Of The Texas Theatre And ScreenAnarchy!

Hey Dallas!The Historic Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff and ScreenAnarchy are teaming up to co-present a pair of very special screenings of Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur and we want to give you one of four pairs of passes for...

Review: GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, A Monster Of A Film

Pulling back, deliberately and slowly, from a soap-opera musical on the TV (involving, of all things, character introductions), the 315-minute long Gangs of Wasseypur kicks off with a single shot, Johnnie To-style unbroken assault on the stronghold of Faizal Khan...

New US Trailer For GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Rocks Out

Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur exploded onto the international film scene with a Cannes 2012 premiere that garnered a cascade of superlatives and wound its way around the Earth to finally land a proper US release beginning on January 16,...

Anurag Kashyap's Epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Finally Gets North American Distribution By Cinelicious

Hell has apparently frozen over because Anurag Kashyap's epic crime story, Gangs of Wasseypur, finally has North American distribution. Gangs of Wasseypur, a five and a half hour cinematic experience that is gripping like few films I've ever seen, debuted in...

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas Unveils First Titles: IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT, TOKYO STORY, CHITTAGONG, & More

Just a few days ago the 12th annual edition of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas announced its first titles to the world. I'm a little bit behind in getting the announcement, but hopefully my enthusiasm will be infectious enough...

IFFLA 2013 Preview: India In The Spotlight Again!

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is nearly upon us with an April 9th opening looming, so we thought we'd give you a little preview of the awesome films coming to the City of Angels. Unfortunately, I won't be...

IFFLA Schedule Arrives With The Best Of A Great Year In Indian Cinema

It is rare that I wish I lived in Los Angeles, but this year's Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is making a good case for the city of angels. A few days ago we announced the opening and closing...

GANGS OF WASSEYPUR To Open & MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN To Close IFFLA 2013

The Indian Film Festival season opens this year with the 11th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. This year's festival, taking place from April 9th-14th, has grabbed a couple of highly sought after features for their gala screenings. Opening...

J Hurtado's Top Ten Indian Films Of 2012

As India's film industries celebrate their 100th year, it is only fitting that the country has made its strongest showing on the international film circuit in ages. Following an extremely strong contingent at Cannes and a City to City spotlight...

DVD Review: GANGS OF WASSEYPUR Is An Epic Experience Hamstrung By A Half-Assed DVD

I'm only slightly bitter that I wasn't the first ScreenAnarchists to get his critical mitts on Anurag Kashyap's magnificently indulgent crime epic Gangs of Wasseypur, that honor belongs to Kurt Halfyard who saw it at TIFF. Thankfully, I can report...

TIFF 2012 Review: GANGS OF WASSEYPUR is the Epic Crime Saga of the Year

Pulling back, deliberately and slowly, from a soap-opera musical on the TV (involving, of all things, character introductions), the 315-minute long Gangs of Wasseypur kicks off with a single shot, Johnnie To-style unbroken assault on the stronghold of Faizal Khan with...

NYIFF 2012 Review: CHITTAGONG

Anyone who follows my writing here on the site, and particularly my reviews, knows that I'm a huge history geek. I'm easily swayed by a good historical drama, and the first to stab a bad one in the eye. Bedabrata...

Check Out The Rockin' Trailer For GANGS OF WASSEYPUR From Anurag Kashyap!

Today India's Viacom18 launched the first trailer and poster for Anurag Kashyap's latest film Gangs of Wasseypur. Kashyap is at the leading age of gaining respectability and visibility for Indian independent films. While his work has strayed significantly from the...

Indian Animated RAMAYANA: THE EPIC Picked Up By Warner Bros

One of last years great independent film stories was Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues, which is a modified retelling and exploration of the Ramayana, one of Hinduism's sacred texts.  While that was made almost exclusively by one person, a...