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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 14 2018

Movie Review: Manmarziyaan

In Anurag Kashyap’s “Manmarziyaan” (What the heart wants), the conflicts are not external. The characters elope, break off engagements and indulge in all manner of transgressions.

Sep 13 2018

Movie Review: Love Sonia

Besides missing a punctuation mark in the title, “Love Sonia” is lacking in several other things. Plausible plot points, for one. Tabrez Noorani, who has produced films in Hollywood and seems to have access there, assembles some well-known names for his film (Mark Duplass, Demi Moore and Freida Pinto), but the heft of the cast doesn’t quite translate onto the screen.

Sep 07 2018

Movie Review: Laila Majnu

The credits say “Laila Majnu” is directed by Sajid Ali, but the latest Bollywood iteration of an age-old love story cannot escape the trademark stamp of his brother and co-writer Imtiaz Ali. An adaptation that attempts to turn the story of star-crossed lovers on its head, the modern day “Laila Majnu” has several recurring themes. We also get dialogue similar to some of Imtiaz’s earlier films, a tortured hero and a female lead whose perspective is hardly deemed important.

Sep 07 2018

Movie Review: Gali Guleiyan

In Dipesh Jain’s “Gali Guleiyan” (Mazes), Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpayee) roams aimlessly in Delhi’s labyrinthine alleys. A recluse with a troubled mind, our protagonist is treated with suspicion by the neighbourhood, and for good reason. He peers into houses as he walks by, and spies on his neighbours by setting up surveillance cameras.

Sep 05 2018

Q&A: Shahid Kapoor on fatherhood and making movies for Indians

Shahid Kapoor's new film "Batti Gul, Meter Chalu" (Lights Out, Meter On) focuses on corruption and power theft in an Indian town.

Aug 31 2018

Movie Review: Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se

The fact that there have been three iterations of a film that should never have been made even once is a telling comment – whether on the film industry or the audience that consumes them is a matter of debate.

Aug 31 2018

Movie Review: Stree

The ghost in Amar Kaushik's horror comedy "Stree" (The Woman) is unusual in many ways. For one, she understands consent, capturing only those who answer her call and keeps away from those who ask her to.

Aug 30 2018

Q&A: Reema Kagti on 'Gold' and nationalism in films

Reema Kagti made her Bollywood debut with a quirky comedy, followed it up with a suspense drama and switched genres yet again in her third outing as director.

Aug 24 2018

Movie Review: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

If you haven’t watched Mudassar Aziz’s 2016 film “Happy Bhag Jayegi” (Happy Will Run Away), then the sequel will make even less sense than it already does.

Aug 16 2018

Indian streaming firm Hotstar sees blended revenues as winning strategy

MUMBAI Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India's fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new internet users.


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