What was the French New Wave Cinema?

The French New Wave was a film movement, of sorts, that cam e to world wide attention in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the  styles and film making efforts of its most famous members, such as Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, they were unified in their concept of the purpose…

Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Wants Change in Culture

As anyone who has followed the career of Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan know that he is not afraid to express  his opinion. Though his comments have been misconstrued or taken out of context, the highly articulate Khan’s opinions are never off the cuff or incendiary. You feel, without ever having met Khan, his honesty and…

Bollywood Embraces Women Speaking Out Against Sexual Harrassment

Two of Bollywood’s biggest stars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar have spoken out in support of the Hollywood actresses who have come forth about the rampant sexual harassment they have put up with and continue to put up with in the film world. When former Miramax and Weinstein head Harvey Weinstein became mired in…

100 Most Important Film Directors of All Time #95. David Lean

The studio system in Hollywood was collapsing by the mid-1950s. Big studios, like MGM and Warner Brothers were retreating  from film making, turning instead more and more to the distribition side of the business. Independent companies would produce the film, getting financing from the major studios with the promise of distribution in hand. The old…