The seventh issue carries a brief log from the Edinburgh Film Festival, an overview of the films of Phillipe Garrel, a review of the DVD boxset of the films of Mani Kaul, and a lengthy roundtable on the cinema of Martin Scorsese, among others. Editorial in pink.
An examination, with refined skepticism, of the implications of the decline of institutional film culture, the rise of Blu-Ray and DVD, and the related spread of online cinephilia.
/ Daryl Chin
Beyond Realism : The Films of Philippe GarrelPhilippe Garrel is one of the most personal and uncompromising artists in contemporary cinema. An examination of the aspects of Garrel’s style, focusing on the period in his career that followed in the wake of L’Enfant secret. / Rahee Punyashloka
Hugo : A RoundtableMuch delayed for Indian release, Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Hugo, is discussed at length, by way of digressions to issues like the traumas of mid-century wars, machines in the cinema and the idea of cinephilia. / Various
Mani Kaul on DVDA discussion of some of the particular qualities of Mani Kaul’s uncompromising art, and its transfer onto home-video. / Devdutt Trivedi
Cinema of Bengal: A Historical Narrative (Part II)The second part of an overview of the cinematic history of Bengal, chronicling its post-war glories and the remnants of it which still persist. / Shantanu Ray Chaudhari
General ReviewGeneral Reviews: A sample of some of the big-screen theatrical films on offer in the last three months. / Anuj Malhotra, Sudarshan Ramani, Satish Naidu
To Live in Half-MeasuresAn overview of the changing personal beliefs of Dibakar Banerjee, his critical reception and an appraisal of his latest film Shanghai. / Anuj Malhotra
Edinburgh BriefA summary of the 2012 Edinburgh Intenational Film Festival / David Cairns
A Letter from ChandigarhThe MeTa Movie Club, organized by Surbhi Goel and friends, is the subject of this first-person account of moviegoing in Chandigarh, India’s only planned city / Surbhi Goel
Laconia : Thinking Through FilmBook Review: Laconia, Thinking Through Film / Anamaria Dobinciuc