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- Movie Review: The Expendables
Escapism has long been seen as appropriate fare, with the hope that the 99ers will satiate their anger and frustration through the flickers on the
- Movie Review: Inception
Christopher Nolan's body of work thus far, if you think about it, has much in common with that legendary Indian maze.
- The Feminist Hangover
Who’s going to rescue the world now that Superwoman has ousted Superman and killed the collaboration?
- Movie Review: Avatar - A Movie for the Theater Audience
I was in Pandora and I did not want to leave.
- Movie Review : Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie delivers another impressive movie by transforming Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
- Movie Review: Avatar
CGI technology takes on a new 'Avatar'.
- The Best Movies of the Noughties, 2000-2009
This decade has been truly a decade of popular culture as much as it has been a decade of change
- Movie Review: Julie and Julia - For The Love of Julia
The movie also left me with a thought, about our love for food, every Indian's love for food.
- 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.
- 30 Second Summary - August '09 Edition
Like all good things, except chocolates and ice cream, our movie summaries come in small, (non-digital) bite-sized packets.
- Virtually Real - How Life Imitates Art
Mistaking reality for fantasy can be dangerously explosive
- Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The darker themes and snogging find equal time, at the expense of other subplots and a tamer climax.
- Movie Review: Bolt - Animals Are People Too
The story had a chance to go the "Babe in the city" way with a smirking look at the mistakes of the uninitiated in the
- Movie Review: The Hangover - Don't You Dare Miss It!
I don't seem to remember when I last enjoyed any movie so much.
- Harry Potter in Technicolor, with Bollywood Masala
The Harry Potter series is like Bollywood Masala... Almost, but not quite.
- Movie Review: Angels and Demons
The end is more 'Crime doesn't pay' than 'Good triumphs over Bad in the end' as in the book.
- Movie Review: Star Trek - Trekkies On A New Trail
As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading the crew through unimaginable danger.
- 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: Star Trek
I approached the reworking of a seminal cultural force like Star Trek with some trepidation.
- Regional Cinema & Hollywood Beat Bollywood During Strike
Looking back, the strike has been a boon to the regional cinema in a major way and to Hollywood too.
- Movie Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Claws Of Glory
There's nothing special about it, but what is magnificent are the visual effects and the execution of the story.
- Movie Review: 17 Again - Oh! What It Is To Be Young Again!
Don't ever desire to be 17 again. Or you will miss a part of your life in your 40s.
- Movie Review: State Of Play
This is a class movie. Only three words of advice: Don't Miss it
- Everyone Wants To Get Into My Wallet!
We are the hot new consumer demographic. Urban women, financially self-sufficient with all the trappings of our successful professional status
- Movie Review: Confessions Of A Shopaholic
It's like a little kid telling a story, you've heard it, you've seen it but she's so cute, you can't help but listen to it
- 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 hasn’t made matters any easier for those of us struck by Cupid’s 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: The Pink Panther 2 – Aishwarya, Retire Gracefully
Instead of wasting money on this movie, buy a popcorn pack and sit before idiot box.
- Slumdog Takes Home The Millions And The Oscar!
A R Rahman's Oscar acceptance speech may very well be the answer to all the Slumdog haters out there.
- Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire - Phir Bhi Dil Hai Filmistani
I doubt anyone going through the Indian education system could really, truly care about learning and knowing more.
- A New 'Bond'
Ok, let me confess, I do have a childhood memory of Mr Bond, but it is of the slightly disturbing variety.
- 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.
- Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire - Shock and Aww
A film that wants to both be a fairy-tale and capture urban poverty but falters on both counts.
- My Upcoming Film: CoolKat Urbanoir - Life in Amrika
A rough outline of my film 'CoolKat Urbanoir', a gritty tale of real life in Amrika inspired by 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
- 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
- Movie Review: The Benefits of Doubt
John Patrick Shanley does well to respect and engage his viewer's intelligence by not spelling out a verdict.
- Movie Review: Rachel Getting Married
A point of interest in the film, for me, is that Rachel’s wedding has an Indian theme.
- A Reviewer's Dilemma
Roger Ebert's 1 star review of Tru Loved would have become a controversy, but for his exemplary behavior.
- DVD Review: Remember the Titans
Will racism remain insuperable? Remember the Titans dramatizes the real events about one triumph over this burning issue.
- Movie Reviews: Trade and Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is the third most profitable business in the world after drugs and weapons.
- Movie Review: WANTED - Some Kickass Action!
If you thought only Bollywood could think up weird storylines, then you need to watch WANTED!
- 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.
- Why Do Celebrities Make Sex Tapes?
There is no glossy production quality or re-takes; its just two people having regular sex.
- List : The Definitive Geeta Dutt
Here is an attempt to hand-pick ten celebrated songs that can define the magic of Geeta Dutt.
- Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda - Awesomeness - For Kids
Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.
- Movie Review: Hancock
The movie raises many questions. I enjoy questions.
- Swingtown, Dexter & The Sopranos - Questioning Absolute Truths
There are no absolute truths in life; when shades of Gray are delved into, some are accepted and some are denied fervently.
- Movie Review: The Ruins
Shyamalan could take a few lessons from Carter Smith.
- Movie Review: The Happening
The shock value of the film plays on both usual disaster movie themes and classic American Paranoid styles.
- 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.
- Film Review: Kung Fu Panda
A wonderful summer entertainer for the entire family
- Movie Review: Sex And The City
Light-hearted movie with oodles of glamour. But the obsession with clothes, shoes and frivolity grates a bit.
- Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It is inspired slapstick, and while I cringed, my kids laughed at the silliness.
- Movie Review: Iron Man
The best parts of the film are the intensely detailed engineering scenes, a kind of geekporn-meets-steampunk mashup.