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In search of her identity


The World Before Her

There are millions of Indias within our country and Nisha Pahuja’s documentary The World Before Her captivates us with this detail. Training her camera on a beauty factory, where contestants go in to be polished so one can become the next Miss India, and then on a Durga Vahini camp...


Ladies in pink


Gulabi Gang

Dressed in pink sarees and wielding lathis to dispense justice, the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante group of women in Bundelkhand in Northern India, have fascinated filmmakers ever since the group was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal. Nishtha Jain’s Gulabi Gang comes on the heels of British documentarian Kim Longinotto...


what I'm reading

The 10 best films of 2010 (so far) that you may have missed

Los Angeles Times piece on the films you should have watched this year, but probably haven't. Go seek them out now!


The irony of the founding of Facebook

New York Times piece in which director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin discuss the irony of the founding of Facebook, which is at the core of their new film The Social Network.


Why James Franco is embarrassed to talk about himself!

An excellent New York Times piece on one of my favorite young actors James Franco; also the star of Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.


Noomi Rapace, original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ cast in Sherlock Holmes 2

Slashfilm.com has a story on Noomi Rapace, the star of the original Swedish film signing up to play the lead role opposite RDJ and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel out next year.