50 Years of Manipuri Cinema at the 53rd International Film Festival of India

This year’s festival celebrated the rich Indian cinema being made outside of popular Bollywood. Founded in 1952, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of Asia’s most prestigious film events. Its slogan from the Upanishads captures a truly global mission: “for those who are broad-minded, the entire world is one big family.” The […]

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Christina Hall Reveals She Married Husband Josh In Courthouse Ceremony Before Maui Wedding

By Paige Gawley, ETOnline.com. Published: 21 secs ago The Halls made things official before their Maui ceremony. On Thursday’s season 5 premiere of “Christina on the Coast”, Christina Hall revealed that she and her husband, Josh Hall, had a secret courthouse wedding before saying “I do” in Maui. The revelation came in the opening moments of the […]

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7 Recap: You Will Go Down With this Ship

House of the Dragon’s seventh episode opens with Daemon Targaryen doing the most Daemon thing he can: tittering—nay, I say giggling—at his late wife’s funeral. To be sure, Daemon is a complex character; to believe he finds actual amusement in the death of Laena Velaryon, his companion for the past 10 years, would be to […]

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In the Merciless Blonde, How Much of This Marilyn Monroe Is Real?

Spoilers below. Imitation, a flattery, should not always be met with ire. Sometimes mimicry is powerful, even transcendent; this is occasionally the case with Ana de Armas’ performance as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s much-derided new film, Blonde. But it is in this power that a certain responsibility resides in the hands of the imitator—and, […]

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House of the Dragon Episode 3 Recap: A Prize to Be Won

Spoilers below. Targaryens might come from a long line of warriors, but not all of them seem so comfortable with the nastiness of bloodshed. Episode 3 of House of the Dragon is largely about brutality, and the manner in which various members of House Targaryen wield it. At different points throughout “Second of His Name,” […]

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Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 2 Recap: Return to Khazad-dûm

“That’s not who we are,” Nori tells her friend Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards), when the latter suggests they abandon a naked star-man in the meteor crater he created. It’s a sentiment that could easily veer mawkish, too virtuous to maintain its authenticity, but Markella Kavenaugh’s delivery makes Nori’s words ring true. That’s always been the […]

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Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière Paris – in Full Bloom

By ASI EFROS Two highly anticipated and magnificent trade shows, Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière, reigned over Paris for three days from June 18th to 20th, 2022, to share the beauty of creation with the world. For the first time after the confinement of the COVID-19 pandemic, the halls of the Porte de […]

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