Incontinent ingliss: ‘Delhi Belly’ spells fun with a capital ‘F’

Incontinent ingliss: ‘Delhi Belly’ spells fun with a capital ‘F’

I watched “Delhi Belly” twice. The first time in the original English/Hindi format and the second time in the dubbed Hindi. It was a different experience each time and frankly, this is an English language film through and through, never mind the litany of Hindi profanities punctuating it. The celluloid-burning cussing is the USP of […]

‘Hævnen/In a Better World’ is Oscar worthy

‘Hævnen/In a Better World’ is Oscar worthy

There are a couple of reasons why everyone should watch “Hævnen”. The first is that is a beautiful film, a beauteous film, with all the slightly otherworldly aloofness that the word suggests. The second is that by about this time next year, Mikael Persbrandt will be a household name and by golly, you don’t want […]

Artful dodger: A brief analysis of Anton Corbijn’s ‘The American’

Artful dodger: A brief analysis of Anton Corbijn’s ‘The American’

Well well well, finally a George Clooney film without “George Clooney.”  Indeed, “The American” is a film without much claim to plot, action or dialogue and is yet a compelling watch. I was seduced by its atmospherics and ambition.  Anton Corbijn not only has a cool name but has also directed the luminous love letter […]

‘Peepli Live’: Important, Not Excellent

‘Peepli Live’: Important, Not Excellent

”Peepli Live” has been the toast and tea of town for the better part of this past year. A Sundance selection and Berlinale screening, it has been picking up favor and five star reviews across the Prime Meridian, becoming the focus of India’s annual interest in evaluating its culture through the Western eye. Unlike the […]

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