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Trailer Time: Amit Kumar's MONSOON SHOOTOUT Gets a Unique Interactive Trailer

Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, it's been a long road to Indian cinema screens for Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. The film, which stars Vijay Varma as a rookie cop making a fateful decision, has...

Review: TE3N A Slow Burn That Never Quite Catches

On paper, Ribhu Dasgupta's Te3n is a no brainer. A thriller set in Kolkata featuring three of India's most respected actors, produced by thriller specialist Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani), and based on Korean kidnap movie Montage, it feels like all of...

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...

Review: BADLAPUR, Who Wins When Sweet Revenge Goes Sour?

Badlapur opens with a single take of a bank robbery gone wrong. In any other film, this sequence would be a garish mish-mash of flashing lights, loud yelling, and confusion, however, in this world the major faux pas turns out...

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...

NYIFF 2014 Review: In SNIFFER A Man Finds Himself In The Dirty Laundry Of Others

Most people show a lot of who they are through their interactions with others. Sure, there's the person we think we are, or the person that we imagine ourselves to be on our best days, but it's really how we...

Indian Film Fest LA: SIDDHARTH, SOLD, UGLY, And QISSA Topline

In a mere three weeks time, the 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) opens its doors to show off some of the fantastic things going on in the independent film scene of the world's largest democracy and...

Sundance 2014 Review: LIAR'S DICE Gives A Rising Star Another Chance To Shine

Indian independent cinema has been on the rise for the last couple of years. A rapid increase in visibility and growing interest in the biggest film industry in the world have fed this sudden surge in homespun tales of life...

The 10th Annual South Asian International Film Festival Announces Its Lineup!

I feel very fortunate to have been able to cover New York's SAIFF for the last three years, and this fourth go around looks like it's going to be as great as ever.Yesterday SAIFF 2013 announced its complete line up,...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: MONSOON SHOOTOUT, Looking For Answers With Guns And Thunder

Yes, shots are fired, and yes, a drenching torrent of rain is pouring down when a police officer and a suspect confront one another in a dark alley in Amit Kumar's Monsoon Shootout. Faithful to its title, the Indian drama...

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...

First Trailer For Suparn Verma's AATMA Puts A New Spin On The Old Ghost Story

I've been waiting for this trailer for a long time and it looks even better than I'd hoped! From director Suparn Verma (Acid Factory, Ek Haseena Ek Khiladi) comes Aatma (Spirit/Soul), a new kind of ghost story. Aatma stars Bollywood...

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...

SAIFF 2012 Review: MISS LOVELY Is One Of The Most Excitingly Original Indian Films Of 2012

Among the toasts of Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this year was Ashium Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely, a film chronicling the ups and downs of a couple of small potatoes film producers with dollar signs in their eyes. The film takes...