Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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In Milap Zaveri's "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs), a young woman lectures a smug politician over the misrepresentation of India’s national flag. "Just as this flag is upside down, people like you should be hanged upside down," she declares self-righteously, as everyone around her applauds.
In a scene from Reema Kagti's "Gold", Mouni Roy, who plays the protagonist's wife, is making lunch for 20 hockey players. In between furiously chopping vegetables and instructing helpers to work faster, she says "I am not prepping for lunch, I am preparing to avenge the slavery of 200 years."
If Netflix has “Sacred Games” and Amazon Prime “Inside Edge”, Eros Now points to its huge Hindi film library to sway India’s perennial Bollywood fans as the battle hots up in the country’s online streaming market.
If there is one thing Anubhav Sinha’s “Mulk” (Nation) gets right, it is the message. The manner of delivery might be deemed a tad simplistic, and the tone bombastic, but the film is clear about what it wants to say. And it today’s times, it is an important message to get across.
After "Qarib Qarib Singlle" (2017) and "Piku" (2015), Irrfan Khan hits the road again in Akarsh Khurana's "Karwaan" (Caravan), this time on a jaunt through picturesque fields and palm-fringed roads in southern India. He's the bystander, much like in "Piku", watching his co-passengers and getting a kick out of commenting on their lives.
For someone who started off making television commercials, Abhinay Deo’s foray into movies has yielded a great variety of films. From his debut “Delhi Belly”, a dark comedy that won critical acclaim, to directing the first two seasons of the Indian adaptation of U.S. television series “24”, Deo has dabbled in a lot of genres. His last film, “Blackmail”, which saw him return to black comedy after 11 years, won over critics and audiences.
In one of the early conversations between the lovers in Shashank Khaitan's "Dhadak", Parthavi (Janhvi Kapoor) tells Madhukar (Ishaan Khatter) he’ll have to prepare meals when they get married. "And put a little less ghee on the rotis. I want to stay slim," she says.
Film-maker Shashank Khaitan knew there would be no pleasing everyone when he decided to remake "Sairat", the biggest hit in Marathi cinema. The 36-year-old director said he was braced for criticism and it didn’t deter him from making the film he wanted.
Shaad Ali's "Soorma" (Warrior), based on hockey player Sandeep Singh's life does one thing right. Its makers picked the right story, one replete with sports movie tropes of highs and lows, triumphs and let-downs.
MUMBAI An Indian politician has taken streaming giant Netflix to court, asking that it delete "offensive scenes" and derogatory remarks about former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in its first Indian original series.