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- Movie Review: Amen
AMEN touched on internet hookups, rape, incest, child abuse, trust issues and love, in addition to homosexuality.
- Movie Review: Raavan Ė Completely Devoid of Soul
Itís too simple a story which runs on a single track, at the same pace towards an ending which we are all too familiar with.
- Movie Review: Raavanan - Read Amar Chitra Katha Instead
Have we become pathological remixers?
- Movie Review: Dharm - Unfairly Snubbed
This film is not about the chaos that hatred leads us into but of the humanity that pulls us out of it, unscathed.
- Movie Review: Nishikanth Kamath's Dombivali Fast
Dombivali Fast is not just an engrossing film, it is a mirror for the lives most of us have led in India.
- Movie Review: Ishqiya - Sex and Sensibilities
A sexual tug-of-war with Mantoesque sensibilities
- Movie Review: Harischandrachi Factory
Almost a century ago, one man showed dreams on the silver screen to the Indian people.
- Movie Review: Avatar - A Movie for the Theater Audience
I was in Pandora and I did not want to leave.
- Movie Review: Tingya - A Little Boy and his Bullock
The story is of a little boy, Tingya, who loves his bullock.
- Movie Review : Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie delivers another impressive movie by transforming Sir Arthur Conan Doyleís Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
- Movie Review: Natarang -The Choices And The Passion
Itís all about choices one makes and the passion in oneís heart.
- Movie Review: 3 Idiots
It was natural, soft and last but not least touching.
- Movie Review: Avatar
CGI technology takes on a new 'Avatar'.
- Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes - Live Streaming of World Premiere
The Master has nothing to fear from pesky pirates, having faced down the Napoleon of Crime and much more.
- Movie Review: Kurbaan - Typically Stereotypical
Kurbaan proves yet again that Karan Johar is incapable of churning out anything but the worst stereotypes.
- Movie-Making & Story-Telling: Jail - Epic Fail!
I'm not willing to like a movie simply because it has a great concept.
- Movie Review: Madhur Bhandarkar's Jail
Madhur Bhandarkar's latest offering is Jail, which claims to offer an inside view on the unseen world of prisons in India.
- Roman Polanski, Child Rapist, Supported by Global Film Community
Would they feel the same way if this happened to one of their own near and dear children?
- Movie Review: Antichrist by Lars von Trier
The film opens with the pelvic thrusts of William Dafoe ("He") and Charlotte Gainsbourg ("She").
- Movie Review: Inglourious Basterds
The film is simultaneously escapist and taut with tension, social commentary. and victims-turned-aggressors.
- Movie Review: Kaminey
I think what works best for Vishal Bharadwaj is that he doesn't treat his audiences as imbeciles
- Movie Review: Jukti, Takko Aar Gappo
The whole movie is a joyful tapestry of images.
- Movie Review: Antaheen - Endless Courting on Internet
Pain is an eternal companion. In the end you start finding pleasure in pain.
- Movie Review: Akh Daleel Loolech - A Kashmiri Story About Love
The least we can do is appreciating our own regional cinema.
- Movie Review: Oliver Stone's W.: An Unexpected Bush Biopic
W. is a film that provides insight into the psyche of a man whom people have already judged and learned to dismiss
- Movie Review: Chowrasta Crossroads of Love - Pure Nostalgia
A picture that is full of life's tragedies but then it is life and it is almost full. Never mind the tragedies.
- Movie Reviews: Gulaal & Jai Veeru
One is a social thriller and the other is a mindless action flick. Depending on your taste, they will either make you fly or fry.
- Mira Nair, You Are Clever!
Salaam Bombay! is getting re-released! Yes, according to Nair, it will release across the country tentatively in May.
- Ishq-Mohabbat-Pyaar-Vyaar: A Tribute to Filmy Love
The influence of films hasnít made matters any easier for those of us struck by Cupidís arrow.
- Movie Review: The Pink Panther 2 - Pink Diamonds And Jade
Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau, gives a perfect encore with the flourishy, fumbling, funny Frenchman act.
- Movie Review: Delhi 6 (Dilli Chhe) - Aage Nahin, PEECHHE
Chhakke Chhuut Gaye
- Movie Review : Delhi 6
The old pathways still have a way of bonding antagonists that goes beyond recent ideologies.
- Movie Review: Ramchand Pakistani
It is not every day that we hear the title of a revered Hindu god and Pakistani in the same sentence.Aditi Nadkarni
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- BAFTA Stays Predictable, Slumdog Millionaire Wins Seven Awards
When things become too predictable, it might time to shake them up a bit.
- Slumdog Millionaire - A Millionaire for sure but an Oscar?
In fact its a superb film, one that takes you on a ride which is fast, crisp and exhilarating.
- The Oscar Best Picture Nominees - A Comparative Review
They brim with heartwarming pathos while each reveals the darkness within.
- Bollywood's Coming Of Age
The Hindi movies I have been watching lately have the triumphs and fantasy that escapism offers and the realistic depiction of earthy stories that art
- Tapan Sinha Left Us Today
FimmakerTapan Sinha born on 2 October 1924, left us today
- Movie Review: Ghajini
Directors remaking their own films is not a new phenomenon.
- Movie Review: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Aditya Chopra tries to balance two worlds and loses the balance.
- Movie Review: Happy Days - Romanticizing College Life
Can't college lives in movies have themes other than romance and politics?
- Dev Anand at 85 - Triumphant
The day marks 85 years of an incredible life. A life filled with glory, glamour, grit and guts.
- Indian Movies - Very Much Without Verisimilitude
How close to reality are the settings and scenes in Indian movies? Is this their best? Or is this all that we deserve?
- Movie Review: The Gold Rush (1925)
The movie was a huge commercial success, earning more than $4 million at that time.
- Movie Review: The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The power of the film lies in the secret sharers rather than the secrets they share.
- Kismat Konnection, On and Off Screen.
Both our leading stars have moved on (so they say) and all too quickly replaced each otherís presence with a new set of lovers.
- Interview: Straight Talk With Onir, Director of My Brother Nikhil
"Unfortunately the current trend involves audience watching comedies and idiotic comedies."
- Movie Review: Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na - Same Same But Different
The film handles the same issue handled in Mani Ratnamís successful flick Alaipayuthey, but gives a totally urban look to the concept.
- Movie Review: The Ruins
Shyamalan could take a few lessons from Carter Smith.
- When Kiran Met Karen : Masterpiece or Titillation Vehicle?
The good news is the storyline seems to deal with lesbianism as a normal way of life.
- Autotelism Versus "Unity of Art, Use and Beauty."
Art is inspiration meeting medium. It flows from the soul and should not be intentionally subjugated to causes, ideals and whims
- Movie Review: Jodhaa Akbar - Mystery Solved: Why There Was No Birbal?
Read on and find out why Birbal was not in this movie
- Movie Review: The Blue Umbrella - Rustic Bond
A film about the adult longing for childhood by the most Indian of Bollywood directors
- Movie Review: Race : Not Twisted Enough
Twisted (storyline) but not twisted enough.
- The World of Widows
Being even further away from Bengal from Kashi meant that Vrindavan soon became a place where one could dump one's widows.
- Jodhaa Akbar And So Much More.
If you have grown up reading Tinkle Comics, then you are bound to relate to many characters in the film.
- Movie Review: Jodhaa Akbar- Befitting a Shahenshah!
A Movie befitting a Shahenshah! Gowarikar has delivered this jewel by simplifying the elaborate complexities in the royal love story.
- Movie Review: Jodhaa Akbar
Once the stars have aligned to put Jodhaa and Jalal in proximity to each other, the movie turns into a charming love story.
- Movie Review: Khoya Khoya Chand
In Khoya Khoya Chanda (KKC), writer-director Sudhir Mishra paints a picture of Bollywood as it was in the late 50s and 60s.Aditi Nadkarni
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- Steve Jobs & Quentin Tarantino - The Bad Ass Boys
Violet Blue did the civilized thing of asking permission, Steve went mental anyway