Murtaza Alikhan

Independent Film Critic

New Delhi Area, India

Summary
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- Independent Film Critic based out of New Delhi, India

- Independent Contractor at Huffington Post

- Founder/Editor-in-Chief of A Potpourri of Vestiges - a top rated movie blog in India

- Writer of Movie Reviews/Film Critiques at the international movie and television websites IMDb.COM

- Movie Jockey at Desimartini.COM


Previous Experience:

- 36 months of work experience in the IT industry:
Experience

Independent Contractor at The Huffington Post

May 2015 - Present

Cinema is not only my passion but also my greatest obsession. Cinema is a way of life: for some it is a mere means of indulgence, while for others it is a profound medium to satiate the intellect. It’s omnipresence gives it the enormous potential to entertain and educate, simultaneously. I feel cinema is the most effective means of communication ever devised, for the message reaches everywhere and to everyone. I am dedicated to the task of propagating the power of cinema to the nook and the corners of the globe with the aim of acquainting the masses with the realm of cinema, especially as the ultimate medium of human expression. I passionately and acutely analyze films, dissect them and critically examine them, bit by bit and simultaneously as a whole. I love to put spotlight on films—art house, classic, indie, cult, or obscure—through the means of my reviews, essays, critiques, etc. published at my blog and other forums/platforms. My education spans science, technology and management. My all-time favorite movie-makers are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Lars von Trier.

Independent Film Critic at A Potpourri of Vestiges

Sep 2011 - Present

The project involves: - Writing Movie Reviews/Film Critiques on International cinema including Hollywood and Bollywood - Covering major Award Functions/Film Festivals - Film Dissection/Analysis/Appreciation Some recently published film reviews are as follows:

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