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Why ‘Origin’ is Christopher Nolan’s most captivating film

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There are active filmmakers who, as high as they are for moviegoers, often serve as a target for the most ruthless critical darts of the snobs on duty. Like Christopher Nolan . Of course, no one has to marvel at his contributions, but from there to abhor them as if they were those of a Uwe Boll ( Alone in the Dark ) from three to a quarter or demonstrate an obviously unfair disdain for them mediates a good stretch. Although one is called Charlie Kaufman ( Forget about me! ) And is a terrific screenwriter: in his novel Antkind (2020) you can read that “Starbucks is smart coffee for dumb people. He is the Christopher Nolan of coffee ”. Or will only its protagonist think it? is the best film by Christopher Nolan and, perhaps, superheroes, but Origen is the filmmaker’s most captivating

Be that as it may, it is obvious that the British director can not rub elbows with Ingmar Bergman ( Secrets of a Marriage ), Martin Scorsese ( Infiltrators ) or anyone else who lives up to him because he lacks the depth and clarity of the one and the very powerful audio-visual style of the other , but yes with the very skilled Steven Spielberg ( Schindler’s List ), Robert Zemeckis ( Forrest Gump ) or Frank Darabont ( Life imprisonment ). And he has demonstrated it in works such as Memento (2000), Insomnia (2002), The final trick (2006), The Dark Knight (2008) ,Origin (2010) , The Dark Knight: The Legend Reborn (2012), Interstellar (2014) or Dunkirk (2017) .

Thus, eight of his ten feature films released so far and in the last two decades, with Tenet (2020) on the starting grid delayed by the havoc caused by the coronavirus, are some very interesting cinematographic exercises. But only two of them, really good: The Dark Knight and Origin . The first film is the best of Nolan and, probably, of how many there are about superheroes out of comics; but the second is the most captivating that the filmmaker has given us. For its narrative ingredients , its structure and the strength of its audiovisual montage, sensational as a whole from any point of view.

One is perfectly aware that the technique of starting in media res , at a very advanced point in this singular story to spur the fickle interest of the spectators, may not seem very novel to us today after we have swallowed it so many times. But such circumstance does not mean that it continues to be most effective when it has been posed this well in Origen , with a gradual revelation of the situation, turn after turn, and the operation and rules of dream manipulation . The mix of elements is so fascinating in this thriller , sci-fi and action thriller , and it is displayed in such a compelling way that you just have to surrender to its charms

However, Christopher Nolan falls back into his capital sin as a screenwriter, quite recurrent in his career, introducing us to characters without too much depth. But the truth is that it has been overcome on this occasion and has known how to season the plot to make it tastier with a tragic mystery about its protagonist , the Dom Cobb by DiCaprio ( Titanic ). That the characters drag internal dramas that influence their behavior and that suppose something to clarify we can not say that it is anything new. But in Origin , this detail from Cobb’s past is intimately linked to the crux of the plot and even to the film’s own title.

None of the cast members dazzle us with their performance , in tune with their only outlined characters. But his good work is indisputable and everyone is faultless, from DiCaprio as Cobb, Ellen Page ( X-Men: The Final ) in the shoes of Ariadne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( Brick ) as Arthur, Tom Hardy ( Mad Max: Fury on the road ) playing Eames or Ken Watanabe ( The Last Samurai ) as Saito to Marion Cotillard ( Fish ) in the shoes of Mal Cobb, Cillian Murphy ( Peaky Blinders ) as Robert Fisher, Tom Berenger ( Platoon ) of Peter Browning, Dileep Rao ( Avatar) as Yusuf or Michael Caine ( The footprint ) giving Miles a face.

His fictional beings do not enjoy a respite in most of the 148 minutes of Origin , whose vigorous rhythm is thanks to a dynamic montage and with several parallel narrative threads in long sequences , flashbacks that delve more and more into the heavy psychic burden. from Cobb, a delicious slow motion with objects that accentuate suggestion, the powerful and iterative soundtrack by Hans Zimmer ( Hannibal ) and a total and imaginative use of the dream environment to give us indelible images. And, as a cherry, a conclusion to give it turns after the fade to black. So making this movie captivate is easy. You just have to get rid of prejudice andlet yourself be carried away by your dream factory .

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Saina: Parineeti Chopra Opens Up About Essaying the Role of Ace Badminton Star Saina Nehwal on Screen

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Actress Parineeti Chopra, who essays badminton ace Saina Nehwal in the biopic Saina, says admits being apprehensive about how people will react to her in the role. “It’s a huge responsibility to essay someone like Saina Nehwal on screen. She is a legend and I was very scared about how people will react,” she said. She is, however, happy with the response to the poster. “I’m overwhelmed with the love we are getting from all over the world. The film is a celebration of the unending spirit that lies in each woman,” said the actress. Saina: Did Parineeti Chopra’s Film Change Title Logo After Twitterati Pointed Out A Hilarious Mistake in the Poster?



Director Amole Gupta can’t stop praising his lead star: “Saina has inspired millions of women out there and is a true example of a strong female icon in the country today and Parineeti has put a lot of effort to represent Saina authentically.” about the film and Parineeti playing her, Saina said: “Everything is quite surreal. What I have achieved in life is all due to the constant support of my family. Saina New Teaser: Parineeti Chopra as Saina Nehwal Looks Determined Enough To Slam Her Opponent (Watch Video).




It has been my huge honour to play a sport I love and put my country on a pedestal while achieving my dream. Parineeti is a fabulous actor and we both connected so easily when we met. I wish the team all the best for the film and everyone leaves the theatre with dreams.” The film is slated to hit screens on March 26.



(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 08, 2021 02:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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The Crown, Nomadland Win Big at Critics Choice Awards 2021, Here’s the Complete List of Winners

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The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards saw Chloe Zhaos Nomadland and the series, The Crown, win most of the accolades during the ceremony hosted by Taye Diggs in an in-person/virtual hybrid show on Monday morning according to Indian time. Just like the recently-concluded Golden Globes award ceremony, a few presenters were on a stage in Los Angeles, while nominees appeared on screen from all across the world. The American drama film, Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, won Best Picture while Chloe Zhao won the Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Golden Globes 2021: HFPA Issues Statement Assuring ‘Transformational Change’ After Diversity Controversy at 78th Golden Globe Awards.



Actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last year due to colon cancer, won the Best Actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Carey Mulligan won the Best Actress for Promising Young . The Crown saw Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin win in the Best Actor and Best Actress in Drama Series respectively, while Gillian Anderson won the Best Supporting Actress award in Drama Series for her role of former British Prime Minister Margret Thatcher on the show. BAFTA 2021: The British Academy Releases The Nominations For Rising Star Award A Week Before Unveiling The Full List, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Bukky Bakray Nominated.




Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso won big awards in the TV comedy category, winning the Best Comedy award, as well as trophies for Sudeikis (Best Actor in Comedy Series) and Hannah Waddingham (Best Actress in a Comedy Series). The Canadian comedy show Schitt’s Creek continued its good run at award shows and won two awards, both in acting categories. Catherine O’Hara won the Best Actress in a Comedy Series, while Daniel Levy won the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award.

Complete Winners List of  26th Annual Critics Choice Awards

Best Picture: Nomadland

Best: Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America

Best Young Actor or Actress: Alan S. Kim, Minari

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Emma Corrin, The Crown

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: John Boyega, Small Axe

Best Comedy: Palm Springs



Best Comedy Special: Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill; and Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia

Best Acting Ensemble:

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Comedy Series: Ted Lasso

Best Drama Series: The Crown

Best Talk Show: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Best Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit

#SeeHer Award: Zendaya

Best Movie Made for Television: Hamilton

Best Short-Form Series: Better Call Saul: Ethics Training With Kim Wexler

Best Cinematography: Joshua James Richards, Nomadland

Best Film Editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen for Sound Of Metal and Alan Baumgarten for The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Visual Effects: Tenet

Best Hair and Makeup: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Production Design: Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale for Mank

Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay: Nomadland

Best Foreign Language Film: Minari

Best Song: Speak now (One Night In Miami)

Best Original Score: Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross for Soul

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 08, 2021 01:46 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).





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Rhea Chakraborty Returns to Social Media With Heartwarming Insta Post on International Women’s Day 2021

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Actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was named in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, has made a comeback on social media on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Monday, months after she was from jail. Rhea posted a picture on , where she is seen holding her mother’s hand. “Happy Women’s Day to us .. Maa and me .. together forever … my strength, my faith, my fortitude – my Maa #love #faith #fortitude #strength#mother #womenwhoinspire#womenempowerment,” she captioned the image, which has 92.8K likes. Rhea Chakraborty’s Lawyer Reacts to NCB’s 12,000-Page Charge Sheet on the Actress, Says ‘All Efforts Have Been Directed Towards Her’.



Her last update on the photo-sharing website was on August 27, 2020, shortly after which she went off social media following the controversy that has hounded her after the death of her boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Her last post in August was a video clip of media personnels mobbing her father Indrajit Chakraborty as he tries to enter their building. Rhea Chakraborty’s Lawyer ‘Satisfied’ with Bombay HC’s Decision on Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Priyanka Singh.




Check Out Rhea Chakraborty’s Instagram Post Below:

Rhea was recently named in the first NCB charge sheet along with 32 others, icluding her brother Showik, in a drug-related probe into the Sushant’s death case.






(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Mar 08, 2021 01:28 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, , sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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