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Student's horrific, fatal rape inspires 'India's Daughter'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In December 2012, a 23-year-old medical student on the brink of a new life went to a movie with a friend. Within two weeks, she was dead of horrific injuries she suffered that night in a gang rape.<p>The tragedy is given careful and wrenching examination in "India's Daughter," a …

Television (India)

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

“If You Read the Script You’re Not Gonna Want to Do the Movie”: Mark L. Lester on Commando

Thirty years ago this month, director Mark L. Lester changed the course of action cinema forever when he solidified Arnold Schwarzenegger’s persona …

Movies

Ridley Scott and Google team up with Anurag Kashyap for film project 'India in a day'

<i>The Martian</i> director Ridley Scott is collaborating with top Indian film directors like Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, R Balki and Shekhar Kapur and …

India

Cinematographer Roger Deakins Takes Visceral Approach To His Craft

If Roger Deakins were cast in a movie, he might play a big game hunter, or a celebrated explorer — he has that kind of physical presence. He’s a …

Cinematography

Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

Visualizing Urban Reality with the Red Dragon, Shooting the Streets at Night, and Building a Visual Arc for One of Music's Baddest Bands<p>The ongoing …

An Editing Video Essay Examines "The Oh F**k Moment"

Editing is one of the most important parts of filmmaking. Ironically, when this integral element of quality filmmaking is working, you won’t even …

Filmmaking

Mary Beard: why ancient Rome matters to the modern world

Failure in Iraq, debates about freedom, expenses scandals, sex advice … the Romans seem versions of ourselves. But then there’s the slavery and the babies on rubbish heaps. We need to understand ancient Rome, but should we take lessons from it?<p>By the late fourth century CE the river Danube had …

Ancient History

These creepy photos of the International Space Station at night will remind you of Alien

Gerst, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut from Germany, took the photos during a six-month mission last year that ended in November.<p>He's been shooting his surroundings while working at ISS and these pictures are a spooky insight into the research centre after hours, capturing the silent, …

Space Exploration

Lace up your boots and explore waterfalls of the Grand Canyon

Explore an unusual section of the Grand Canyon known as Havasupai on a three-night camping trip with REI Adventures. From the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop, backpackers will descend into Havasu Canyon, where they will visit the remote village of Supai, encounter a number of waterfalls, including …