There is no doubt that DC’s superheroes are some of the most popular in the world. Whereas most had never heard of Black Panther, Deadpool or even Thor and Iron Man till the films made them famous, almost everyone knew or had heard of Batman and Superman and considered themselves fans. With this footing, it […]
Perhaps I am late to the party, but Spectre only released this week where I live and, naturally, I watched it on the first day. It is James Bond after all. In short, I loved the film, but I decided it was worth taking a moment to pen some extended thoughts here. Spectre is the twenty–fourth film […]
This installment of “Nature diaries” explores the hustle and bustle of civilisation: who we are, our beliefs, our lives and the juxtapositions of society.
A look at Fernando Eimbcke’s masterful, patient and character-filled exploration of life and the little things that shape it.
Te acuerdas de lake Tahoe – Spanish/Mexico – Fernando Eimbcke
A long thirst well quenched! On 11/11/11 Tintin released here in India and I soon realised there was hardly any movie I had waited so eagerly to watch, ever. I first came across Tintin as a kid of very few years of age and—like so many others around the globe—found it impossible to leave the […]
Or, how I bought a great camera and how you can too! There are way too many p&s cameras out there in the market and almost everybody seems to portray their products as more worthy a buy than another. But how much can we bend before we break? I faced the same problem when I […]
Indian film makers are getting on my nerves. As far as I remember they have been unable to make a single good film by themselves. There are two parts to this sentence: one, that they have made made a number of original films, all of which are terrible and a waste of time; and two, […]
The social world online, I believe, is divided into three categories: Facebook fanatics (who live half their lives on Facebook,) Facebook users (who know their limits,) and Facebook ignorant (Facebook? What is that?) I watched The Social Network seven months after it was released (I got my hands on it only in May!) and thought […]
Mr Rajinikanth is lying in an Intensive Care Unit bed as I type this. He is, it is needless for me to say, one of the most iconic actors in the Indian Film Industry. His impossible stunts, his funny dialogues bordering on the silly, and his unbelievable visual effects all through a film are, in […]
I would not call myself the biggest fan of Green Lantern, but the new film (out on June the 17th) is exciting nonetheless. Personally, I still cannot picture Ryan Reynolds as a superhero after The Proposal (in spite of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and all.) The new poster however shows that the film has something promising […]
I’ve heard of haunting yourself to death, but laughing yourself to death is unheard of insofar as you are sitting in a theatre amidst hundreds of shivering anthropological beings, all firm believers in the supernatural. And yet, you will find that you don’t really feel odd: you make the others feel odd. Last night found […]
I am a great fan of literary works of various genres: novels, novellas, plays, short stories, screenplays and poems (though I do not fancy poems as much as the other five.) And we have often seen people giving us definitive lists of the five or ten (or even one-hundred, as we have seen from the […]
It pleases one to no small limit to see all (or at least most) of his favourite actors, director(s) and screenplaywright(s) working on a common project and coming out with what can only be a masterpiece of a film. This coming year looks like its my turn. Among my favourite actors are (in no particular […]
The criminal of yesterday is very different from the criminal of today. He walked free like the innocent of today while the criminal of today found himself freely strolling through his prison cell like the innocent man of yesterday. While the police are promptly imprisoning more men to convince the public that they are working, […]