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‘Finding Steve McQueen’ is a likable, thin, crime drama

Finding Steve McQueen is a 2019 American heist thriller film directed by Mark Steven Johnson and written by Ken Hixon and Keith Sharon. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, Forest Whitaker, and William Fichtner, telling the st...

Aladdin: live-action remake really takes flight

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote the screenplay with John August, it is a live action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same na...

A rising China can be of great benefit to world nations

The ongoing protests in Hong Kong continue to make headlines around the world. But other events that deserved greater coverage have taken place in the territory. They include a two-day conference hosted by the China United States Excha...

Is Tehran preparing for a showdown with the US?

Following US accusations of Iran being behind the recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf,  tensions between the two countries are set to escalate further this week as decision-makers in Tehran continue to see the status quo as...

‘Nightmare Cinema’ is an incoherent horror anthology

A priest, a piano prodigy, a stressed-out mother, a car crash survivor and a cheerleader-type walk into an empty movie house. They each watch as their greatest fears are played out on screen in “Nightmare Cinema,” a scatter...

Happiness in MoI

We pray to God for the blessing, as all of us are looking forward and searching for happiness. The positive and motivative approach contribute in encouraging people to work harder to achieve career-related inspirations and overcome challenges and difficulties of the contemporary work envi...

Stuber: Uber-centric comedy makes for a wild ride

Stuber is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and written by Tripper Clancy. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan, and f...

The woman fighting for the arts amid conflict in Yemen

Abeer Mohammed Al Hadrami stores about 100 of her own paintings in her parent’s three-room apartment in the port city of Mukalla, the capital of Yemen’s south-¬eastern province, Hadramout. You’ll find some inside ...

How the idea of ‘India’ developed on the cricket field?

In 1911, the first ‘All-India’ team toured England for a series of matches, 14 of them First Class. It was led by a 19-year-old prince, and comprised six Parsis, five Hindus, three Muslims and two Dalits. At least two earli...

Alexis Tsipras became a victim of his own budget cuts

Within hours of the polls closing on Sunday night, Greece’s ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras had called his rival and successor  Kyriakos Mitsotakis  to concede defeat. The man who swept to power on a tide of ...

Rising tide of hate speeches, a cause of concern

Hate speech is being increasingly targeted around the world, and rightly so. Adding to the sense of urgency over the issue was UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, who last month said a “wildfire of hate” was spreading in...

Cypriot-Turkish feud poses headache for Nato, EU

The Cyprus conflict is often overlooked. Sure, there have been disputes, divisions and dispossessions, but there hasn’t been war since 1974 and the last fatality was more than 20 years ago. However, with hydrocarbon discoveries, ...

Class divides and elitism remain the unresolved legacies

The thing about ruling more than half the world is that it is habit-forming for generations to come. Commentary on British society often revolves around the dominance of the privileged elite in its institutions and economy. While the c...

Is there any hope for peace left on Korean peninsula?

Barely four days after smiles and handshakes on the border of the demilitarised zone that divides the two Koreas, the walls have gone up once again. North Korea has accused the US of being “hellbent on hostile acts”&nb...