Facing severe global criticism over the outbreak and subsequent handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Beijing’s attempt to steer the narrative with a propagandist, pandemic-themed TV drama seems to have misfired.
Responding to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ new set of inclusion requirements for award-eligible films, 69-year old actress, Kirstie Alley
China’s gag on media coverage and global calls for boycott have made Disney’s Mulan the most politically consequential movie of 2020.
BBC’s new director’s plans are being seen as a reaction to a perceived prejudice in these shows against the Conservative Party, Brexit and US President Donald Trump. The new director-general of BBC, Tim Davie, who took over on 1st September…
Prince Harry and Meghan’s Netflix deal is being touted as an ‘unquantifiable’ and ‘unprecedented’ commercial opportunity but the Queen might have a thought or two about it Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California earlier this year. The pair…
Netflix sought to address mass-outrage and accusations of sexualizing pre-teen girls by apologising and taking down a promo image for French-Senegalese film, Cuties (Mignonnes), which depicted the young actresses posing in skimpy, spandex dance costumes. Amidst the controversy, the makers of the film stressed their intention to address the very issue of sexualisation of young girls as the central theme.
In her podcast, Obama’s views are fairly optimistic while acknowledging the current state of world affairs. In the latest edition of Michelle Obama Podcast, she spoke to her brother about his first impression of Barak Obama, their favourite jazz music and growing up. She even opened up about her own struggles and experiences with menopause and changing hormones.
Written from a deeply personal perspective, Dirty Diana tells the story of Shane Feste’s fraying marriage and eventual reconciliation with her husband. The protagonist, played by Moore, is a corporate financial executive, caught in a web of secret cravings as she juggles her career, a sexless marriage and a surreptitious life as the host of a website that allows women to express their sexual fantasies.
It felt like scenes from a B-grade war film or some pathetic attempts at making medical thrillers. Or perhaps even spoofs of Top Gun or CSI. Unfortunately, these were prime time ‘news’ segments from a few of India’s mainstream private broadcasters.
While Seinfeld itself claimed to be a show about ‘nothing,’ it grew to be regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms of all time. It appears ‘The pitch’ may have appealed to the makers of Riverdale, who have set about attempting to prove George right. If something is on TV, or now, on OTT platforms — people will watch it!