Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet…
Laya Maheshwari is an Indian film critic based
in Mumbai, but often found elsewhere. His writing has appeared in
publications such as Film Comment, The LA Review of Books, Indiewire and
Hindustan Times. One day he aspires to write a one-star review of a
movie as entertaining as Roger Ebert's dismissal of "Mad Dog Time"
A report on the atmosphere at the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival and its best film, "Maidan."
Highlights of the 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival.
A report from the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival sheds light on thriving Turkish cinema.