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Mehboob’s AAN (1952) – Indian Cinema’s entry into Europe

This latest piece on Aan is part of an on going series of tentative writings and research on the films of Mehboob Khan – earlier posts have focused on Roti … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

THE KEEP (Dir. Michael Mann, 1983, US) – Atmospheric Exegesis

Given Mann’s consolidation as perhaps American cinema’s greatest film auteur does a film like The Keep hold any bearing on his reputation today? What can the film tell us about … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE JERICHO MILE (Dir. Michael Mann, 1979, US) – Out of Time

Mann’s exceptional staging of action sequences often amount to an orgasmic visual and sensory poetry. Mann’s action is not dirty but graceful. It has a kind of scholarly attention to … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

MANJHI – THE MOUNTAIN MAN (Dir. Ketan Mehta, 2015, India)

Ketan Mehta is questionably one of the few remaining Parallel Cinema filmmakers still actively making films. One could probably include Shyam Benegal in this tryst. Many of the Parallel Cinema … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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