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SONCHIRIYA (2019, India, dir. Abhishek Chaubey)

The Dacoit Western is a transnational film genre forged out of a synthesis between the Dacoit film and the Italian Western in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The dacoit … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

MANOOS/ADMI aka Life is for the Living (Dir. V. Shantaram, 1939, India)

Manoos (1939) opens with a deftly staged pre-Bressonian like shot of the camera tracking a pair of naked feet as it enters a brothel/gambling den, surveying the men illicitly playing … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · 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 MAGNIFICENT 7 (Dir. Antoine Fuqua, 2016, US)

What if you got the opportunity to rework a contestable classic but had nothing to say? This is pretty much what The Magnificent 7 feels like. One can probably imagine the … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

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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