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‘Wednesday’ is a fine addition to the Addams family franchise

‘Wednesday’ is a fine addition to the Addams family franchise

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-28 18:57:16

The Addams Family was first introduced in the 1930s by American cartoonist Charles Addams. An aristocratic family with ties to supernatural beings displaying comedy became a quick success in America.&...

No concrete action plan to phase out fossil fuel

No concrete action plan to phase out fossil fuel

Mushfiqur Rahman 2022-11-25 20:27:17

United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) in Egypt (Sharm El-Sheikh) ended on November 20, 2022 with a happy note. The European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans on behalf of the European Union (...

Of passions, and strange and hidden urges

Of passions, and strange and hidden urges

Shihab Sarkar 2022-11-24 21:20:38

Sticking to one or another passion is a common human trait. In every cultured society, humans and passions go hand in hand. Except the people steeped in mundane things transient and intransient, every...

'1899': Baran bo Odar returns with another mind-bending series after 'Dark'

'1899': Baran bo Odar returns with another mind-bending series after 'Dark'

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-24 18:35:13

2020 was the year of non-English web series. Dark stormed Netflix and became one of the most successful foreign-language TV series worldwide. Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese were the creator...

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is one of the most emotional journeys of MCU

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is one of the most emotional journeys of MCU

FE Online 2022-11-20 16:58:12

The idea for making a sequel to Black Panther started soon after its blockbuster success in 2018. Development of the sequel began in mid-2019, but it all got interrupted by the shocking deat...

'The Crown' continues to be controversial in the season 5

'The Crown' continues to be controversial in the season 5

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-17 15:45:29

Silver screen portrayals have always been successful in offending the British Monarchy. The most recent one would be The Crown, which has been covering the reign of Queen Elizabeth II since its p...

The only research museum in the country

The only research museum in the country

RASSIQ AZIZ KABIR 2022-11-17 11:09:28

The Varendra region of ancient Bengal, which roughly encompasses the present-day Rajshahi division, has a rich and fascinating history and culture. With many myths, legends, and imperial legacies, the...

Cane furniture back in trend for refined modern interior

Cane furniture back in trend for refined modern interior

Morium Kulsum 2022-11-16 17:01:46

How do you feel when you enter a room outfitted with cane furniture? Does it remind you of resorts and holidays? Does it feel summery and comfortable? Perhaps both. The good news is that cane furnitu...

'FIFA Uncovered' reveals the dark side of football

'FIFA Uncovered' reveals the dark side of football

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-14 14:01:55

Football is a global sport that brings countries together. This sport has been a medium for friendship between countries for over a century. FIFA entered the scene as a regulatory body in 1904 and has...

Boosting Bangladesh-Vietnam bilateral trade: The way forward

Boosting Bangladesh-Vietnam bilateral trade: The way forward

Saume Saptaparna 2022-11-14 13:34:18

Pham Viet Chien, the ambassador of Vietnam to Bangladesh, expressed optimism that bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Vietnam would surpass US$2 billion in 2023, the year they will observe their 50...

'Damal' is a fine blend of sports and history

'Damal' is a fine blend of sports and history

Shadique Mahbub Islam 2022-11-13 14:54:51

If there were a 'The most unfortunate film of the year' award, it would have certainly gone to the latest film Damal, directed by Raihan Rafi and produced by Impress Telefilms.  The fi...

Cricket vs football through the lens of classical vs folk music

Cricket vs football through the lens of classical vs folk music

Shajedul Rahin 2022-11-10 17:02:09

It's the season of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and the FIFA World Cup 2022 - two global events of two of the most widely celebrated sports.  Although football is unparalleled as far as worldwide...

'V for Vendetta': A perennial symbol of rage against authoritarianism

'V for Vendetta': A perennial symbol of rage against authoritarianism

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-07 15:46:21

"Remember the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot." The quote is taken from a poem which reminds the Gunpowder plot to assassinate Protestant King of England James I. An unnamed man, marke...

'Enola Holmes 2' is a fun detective film despite Sherlock depiction failures

'Enola Holmes 2' is a fun detective film despite Sherlock depiction failures

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-06 18:41:04

In 2020, Enola Holmes garnered much popularity with the introduction of Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes' younger sister solving cases and kicking some action.  The adaptation fro...

The Midnight Club: A beautifully crafted horror TV Show

The Midnight Club: A beautifully crafted horror TV Show

Rassiq Aziz Kabir  2022-11-05 17:58:15

Horror TV shows have often had the reputation of having too many jumps, scares and recurring tropes, making the genre not among the most popular among viewers. But 'The Midnight Club' has taken a comp...

Henry Selick returns after 13 years with ‘Wendell & Wild’

Henry Selick returns after 13 years with ‘Wendell & Wild’

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-02 18:45:00

Anyone who watched Coraline in childhood might remember the stop-motion horror film about a teenage girl trying to rescue her parents from an evil witch. Henry Selick is the one who adapted Neil Gaima...

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ captures the horrors of the First World War

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ captures the horrors of the First World War

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-31 17:28:40

The First World War was one of the worst things that happened to humanity. Both World Wars were catastrophic, but the seminal tragedy was the worst: soldiers getting killed, burned, and intoxicated in...

Cabinet of Curiosities: A display of horror's diversity

Cabinet of Curiosities: A display of horror's diversity

Shadya Naher Sheyam 2022-10-30 19:24:31

Cabinet of Curiosities, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is presented as a departure from typical horror. Each story, presented as a compilation of stories from great, hand-picked directors, is positio...

Rishi Sunak and his 'maiden' speech

Rishi Sunak and his 'maiden' speech

Hasnat Abdul Hye 2022-10-26 21:22:20

It may be facetious to  try to refresh the memory of those who have forgotten the meaning of the words  'maiden speech'  but is  worth  bearing  that risk because it has...

History meets art in Terracotta

History meets art in Terracotta

Tahseen Prachi 2022-10-26 16:33:56

Millions of souls nineteen seventy one homeless on Jessore road under gray sun A million are dead, the million who can Walk toward Calcutta from East Pakistan - Allen Ginsberg, American poet and...

‘Black Adam’ is a decent introduction to the DC supervillain

‘Black Adam’ is a decent introduction to the DC supervillain

 Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-22 17:01:14

When the Black Adam trailer came out in June this year, DC fans had big expectations for this film. After eight years of production hell and multiple setbacks of the pandemic, they will finally get to...

How dreams are born and die out in silence

How dreams are born and die out in silence

Shihab Sarkar 2022-10-20 21:55:13

Even two to two-and-half decades ago, names of many now-populated areas in the Dhaka city sounded as names of rural settlements. They included Nodda, Kochukhet, Balughat, Manda, Dhourh, Basila, Shanir...

Mobile ecosystem: Easing the way to future Bangladesh

Mobile ecosystem: Easing the way to future Bangladesh

Dr Mohammad Abdul Hannan Pradhan and Sayed Arafat Zubayer 2022-10-20 11:52:37

In this era of globalisation, people's daily life communication has become easier and more flexible. People are now connecting to the internet, paying their utility bills, and buying tickets online us...

‘Dui Diner Duniya’ - an interesting story fails to hit the spot

‘Dui Diner Duniya’ - an interesting story fails to hit the spot

Shadique Mahbub Islam 2022-10-19 17:15:52

Dui Diner Duniya, a supernatural road thriller directed by Anam Biswas, the famed director of ‘Debi,’ and written by Ashraful Alam Shao, has been available on the OTT platform Chorki since...

Promoting education through funding

Promoting education through funding

Helal Uddin Ahmed 2022-10-15 21:46:53

Educational funding is an option available to pupils worldwide for supporting their education financially through various schemes and methods. It can be provided by both public and private sector enti...

'Amsterdam' lacks creativity, wastes big budget and an ensemble cast

'Amsterdam' lacks creativity, wastes big budget and an ensemble cast

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-13 17:23:38

After the huge success of Joy, director David O. Russell announced an unnamed movie in development five years later, in 2020, with a huge budget of USD 80 million and a star-studded cast. ...

Mr. Harrigan's Phone: A bad adaptation of an unpopular Stephen King novella   

Mr. Harrigan's Phone: A bad adaptation of an unpopular Stephen King novella  

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-12 17:03:42

Stephen King needs no introduction. He is the master of horror storytelling. His numerous horror novels and stories sent shivers down readers' spines for decades. His works have been adapted into mo...

Ordering food in: Changing dynamics of restaurant food habits

Ordering food in: Changing dynamics of restaurant food habits

Sirajum Munira Tuli 2022-10-12 16:10:20

It was 10:30 at night. You had your dinner earlier and are already in bed to take another step towards a 'healthy life. However, a little hunger seems to be peeking into your stomach. And coincidental...

Recession-inflation moving to danger levels once again

Recession-inflation moving to danger levels once again

Muhammad Zamir 2022-10-10 21:02:40

The recession, coupled with inflation, has drawn intense scrutiny worldwide. Socio-economists tend to describe this dynamic as a situation where the inflation rate is increasing, resulting in a slowdo...

Overview of exercises in both-way translations

Overview of exercises in both-way translations

Shihab Sarkar   2022-10-06 20:37:39

A section of literary and academic enthusiasts tirelessly advocate Bangla translation of foreign language books in their respective fields. That by foreign books they mean English is implied. In Bangl...