Victoria and Abdul tells the only recently discovered true story of Queen Victoria’s relationship with a working-class Indian man, Abdul Karim. Uncovered by the discovery of Karim’s journals in 2010, this film brings to light the charming and genuine bond between the two, against a backdrop of humorous household staff and some darker political machinations. […]
The debut feature film from award-winning commercial director Garth Davis, Lion tells the moving true story of Saroo Brierley, an Indian street child adopted in Australia, and his search for the family he lost. The Slumdog Millionaire-famous Dev Patel only stars in half of this film, and he has a hard time following outstanding young talent Sunny Pawar. The […]
Directed by controversial biopic master Oliver Stone, Snowden is a dramatisation of the events in whistleblower Edward Snowden’s life leading up to the 2013 NSA leak. Speaking (via video link) at San Diego Comic Con last year, Snowden himself expressed his discomfort with the movie being made at all, but went on to say: “…[But one thing] […]
This electric thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams comes to us from fashion-guru-turned-director Tom Ford. Maintaining shoulder-aching tension throughout all two hours, this is possible one of the most gripping films ever made. Adams plays Susan, a disillusioned artist, whose unhappy marriage is thrown into sharp relief with the arrival of a package from […]
My Pure Land is an Urdu-language feature from British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud, telling the true story of a young woman called Nazo who was forced to defend her home amidst a bitter family feud. Nazo, played with steel by Suhaee Abro. Alongside her young sister, mother, and family friend, they are besieged in their isolated […]
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