Pedro Almodóvar

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Pedro Almodóvar: The Spaniard Who Took the World by Storm!

Every now and then, comes a new face that takes Western-dominated Hollywood by storm, and four decades ago, that new face was the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar! We can’t talk about Spanish cinema or modern colourful cinema in general without having Pedro’s name pop up! The filmmaker from La Mancha has been providing Spanish cinema […]

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Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson: A Picture-Perfect Filmmaker!

Picture this: whimsical music in the background, an ideal symmetrical frame with perfect angles, and flashcards detailing the time and place; sound familiar? That’s right; it is a film by Wes Anderson! All cinephiles can easily identify the idiosyncratic, brilliant filmmaker Wes Anderson’s films. Wes Anderson’s highly stylised films have cemented him as one of […]

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Nora Ephron

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Nora Ephron: The Queen of Romantic Comedies!

Writer, screenwriter and filmmaker Nora Ephron is one of America’s best-loved female authors. She is one of the greatest authors of contemporary cinema when it comes to sophisticated romantic comedy. In fact, no one does the genre of romantic comedies as she did! Active as a screenwriter for the cinema since the early 1980s, with […]

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Jesse Armstrong

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Jesse Armstrong: The Mastermind Behind Succession!

It takes a great talent to turn an ordinary story, like siblings fighting to inherit their father’s conglomerate, into an extraordinary series, and that’s exactly what Jesse Armstrong did with HBO mega-hit series Succession. However, before making headlines with his latest work, Jesse Armstrong was behind several other fine works of art that solidified his […]

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen: The Quirky Old Guard!

For over 50 years, Woody Allen brought his quirks, and ours as well, to the big screen, making us laugh but also reflect on existence, sex and religion. Few directors worldwide have had a long, stylistically excellent and consistent career; among them, we cannot fail to mention Woody Allen. In fact, the New York director […]

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Greta Gerwig

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Greta Gerwig: A Multi-Talented Force in the Film Industry

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, screenwriter, and director who is taking Hollywood by storm. Her work in the independent film scene is nothing short of mesmerising. From her breakout role in Hannah Takes the Stairs to having directed and written the critically acclaimed Lady Bird and Little Women, Gerwig is a force to be […]

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Steven Spielberg

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Steven Spielberg: How the Household-name Came into Being!

Steven Spielberg, now that’s a name, even if you are not into cinema; you surely know! This is the director whose films have recorded the highest box office in cinema history and is regarded by experts as the most influential and powerful figure in the film industry. You can’t go through a list of the […]

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