Category Archives: Films

12Sep/22

Man vs Machine: Delivery driver fights algorithm in Bollywood film

  • “Zwigato” shows struggles of gig worker on food-delivery app
  • India has about 8 million workers, many on low wages
  • Film could help change our views of future of work

By Rina Chandran

Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A worker loses his job during the pandemic, and signs up to become a driver for a food-delivery app: this was the reality for millions in the past two years, and is also the story of a new Bollywood film that examines the gig economy in India.
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23Aug/22

CULTURED FOCUS MAGAZINE TO PRESENT ANNUAL AWARDS AND DIVERSITY IN FILM SYMPOSIUM DURING 79th VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Cultured Focus Magazine will hold its annual star-studded Cultured Focus Awards Ceremony and Diversity in Film Symposium at 2:30 pm at Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy, on Monday, September 5, 2022.
The Italian actor Pino Calabrese will receive the Cultured Focus Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate an illuminating career of 50 years in theater, film and television. Mr. Calabrese began his artistic career in 1972, first working in theater with actors and directors such as Massimo Troisi, Gigi Proietti, Enrico Montesano, Pippo Delbono and many others, passing from cabaret to dramatic theater, from musicals to comedies, to theater productions with a social and political perspective. Continue reading

01Aug/22

Animated Irish Movie Portrays U.S. Tech Moguls On Dublin Pub Crawl


The new film takes place during the dying days of Trump’s presidency and portrays a doomed Dublin pub crawl conducted by a group of American tech moguls, prohibited from visiting one another’s European HQs during the early days of Covid-19 but urgently needing to agree on whether or not to sign a critical EU agreement. Continue reading

01Aug/22

OneCool Collective debuts “Warriors of Future” – Asia’s First Blockbuster Movie NFT

OneCool Collective: Asia’s first Web3 project that sets out to disrupt the entertainment and movie industry, announces its first “Warriors of Future” NFT collection. Inspired by the movie’s powered armor, Warriors of Future NFT is a collection of 10,000 unique 3D avatars featuring four types of soldiers. The NFT will be minted on August 6th, 2022 at https://www.onecoolcollective.com/. Continue reading

08Jul/22

How Star Wars’ Jedi were inspired by the Knights Templar

Patrick Masters, University of Portsmouth

Star Wars is once again in the spotlight and pulling on nostalgic heartstrings in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series follows members of the knightly order of Jedi as they are persecuted across the galaxy. What many might not know is the idea of the Jedi was heavily influenced by the real history of the Knights Templar.

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