Ah history! Always fake on film (because you can’t convey real life on film), but sometimes more obviously fake. I like the obvious fakes.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2019
In Honor of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, 10 Indian Historical Films to Watch
There is a rapidly increasing number of historic epics from India, but it still isn’t the most common genre. Here are 10 films I can recommend.Continue reading
New Year’s Wishes, What Do We Want for Next Year from Indian Film?
It’s the Jewish New Year, and the calendar New Year is coming in a couple months. What do we want from 2020 in Indian film?Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me This Very Very Busy Movie Week?
Well, showtimes are a disaster! The only War showtime I can make on Wednesday is at 8pm. Which would be less bad if I could squeeze in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in an earlier show, but no luck for that either. So it looks like it will be a 1am night two nights in a row. Gah. Or, I put Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy off for Friday afternoon just so I’m not quite so pie-eyed.Continue reading
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
This is a happy one, right? I get nervous ever since someone pointed out I shouldn’t really say “Happy Mangal Panday Day”. But it’s New Years! It’s not like Passover or anything, right?Continue reading
Sunday Rerun: Bang Bang, I Hope “War” is Half as Good
I love this movie so much. To a really unreasonable degree. I can justify it as a fun entertaining film, I can’t exactly justify my blind passion for it above all other films. Oh well, the heart wants what the heart wants.Continue reading
Silly Sunday FanFic: Same-Sex Romances, Antonio Banderas and Shahrukh, SOTY as It Should Have Been
Do we keep coming up with same-sex romances because they are sexy, or because it is a gap that can only be filled by fanfic and not reality? Or both? Anyway, here are two more of those thingies.Continue reading
I Saw the Downton Abbey Movie! Let’s Talk Casting/Rewrite
Pretty sure we’ve already done this at some point in the past, but casting is always a moving target with new actors being launched every day. Plus, I just saw the movie! We should celebrate that.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Ranbir Kapoor! You Made Some Good Songs
I did a whole theme week about how Ranbir is The Worst. and now it is his birthday, and I can’t really walk that back. Nor do I want to, he is in fact The Worst. But he does have some good songs!Continue reading
Trailers! Sid is Angry, Akshay is Funny, I Am Moderately Optimistic
I love the months between big holidays. Lots of weird funky little low pressure movies that are just kind of fun.Read more
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Watch the Rain
It’s been raining and raining and raining. Albie Dog is depressed, I’m depressed, my parents are stuck out of town with a flight delayed 24 hours, and the streets are all flooding. I think I will either spend the day at home and sleep in, or I will go to the movies for the day.Continue reading
Friday Classics: Ta Ra Rum Pum is the Source of All Darkness in the World
I think this is the movie I hate most. More than Bharat Ane Nenu, more than Bhansali’s Devdas, even more than Padmavat. And more than I hate the entity which is Rahul Desai. This movie is the source of everything that is wrong on earth condensed into one cotton candy colored pile of goo powered by toxic excrement of Disney films with Rani’s eyes and Saif’s energy. And yet, I love the soundtrack.Continue reading
TGIF: As the Weather Turns Colder, Which of These is the COLDEST Moments? And, Bonus, Which is Hottest?
Yes, I am still doing temperature gifs. So sue me, they are fun and I’m just now coming out the otherside of my cold. Nice thing is, I made one of my co-workers sick so I got to see it from the outside and OH MY GOSH. She is like death warmed over, and she is 7 years younger than me. I sent her home after she had to curl up and sleep on the chair in my office for a bit. So, I wasn’t being a malingerer, this cold is legitimately deadly. And that is enough reason for me to keep doing silly posts.Continue reading
Upcoming Movie Reviews: Bang Bang, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, War
I still haven’t figured out my Friday Classic for next week. What’s a good movie based on the Independence Movement, or Gandhi, or Hrithik, or Tiger, that I haven’t yet reviewed? Oh, but I have figured out my Sunday ReRun for this week, you should all go watch Bang Bang because it is “homework”.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Yashji! For Your Present, I Fixed the Ending of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
I wrote this post a few years ago, but it is still relevant. JTHJ continues to be a frustrating and disappointing viewing experience which I have a great desire to improve for us all. And also a frustrating and disappointing end to the career of a great director.Continue reading
Temperatures of Men: Is Burning Hrithik Better Than Cool? What About Hot Prabhas Versus Warm?
I’m still sick. Not super super sick, just not always spelling the worlds I mean to say correctly kind of sick. So, let’s not overburden Margaret’s brain! Let’s do a totally brainless post.Continue reading
Thursday Telugu: Dear Comrade, My Favorite New Telugu Romance
This is such a dumb dumb movie. But dumb in a particular way that I think a lot of you reading this might enjoy, so I keep encouraging you to watch it!Continue reading
Songs For When You Are High
Oh wow I feel weird. I almost fainted at work and decided to come home. I was so far out of it that it took me a few hours to realize I was getting a super strange migraine. My head doesn’t hurt, but I keep seeing monsters in my room and the colors and shapes are all wrong looking and I’m walking into walls. Which, I understand, is sort what happens when you take intoxicating substances. Which I never do, because my migraines are so exciting, why should I look for excitement anywhere else?Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Peranbu, The Messy Reality of Parenting
An odd movie. Good on Mammootty for agreeing to be in it and doing such a good job. Good on the filmmakers for not pulling any punches with the reality of what they were showing while still being hopeful.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To this Week?
Happy Wednesday! I’m back at work because I am a masochist who doesn’t believe in sick days! We’ll see how long I last.Continue reading
Smoldering, Burning, Cold, Cool, Warm or Tepid: Which Actor is Which Temperature?
What a fun sick day challenge for me to make this post and for you all to successfully solve it!Continue reading
Sick Day Report! I Got a Chicken Delivered
I get to go to bed in 2 hours, woo-hoo. But I had a nice productive sick day, lots of sitting on the couch and not getting dressed. And a few exciting incidents.Continue reading
My Sick Day Viewing, Fascinating True Story With Anupam Kher Playing a Role-BBC Miniseries Mrs. Wilson
This is amazing! Ruth Wilson playing her own grandmother in the story of her grandfather who was both a scoundrel and a brilliant actor, probably where Ruth got it. Anyway, I have to share the story in case you don’t want to watch it and also because it is so fun to imaginary recast in India. And also my brain isn’t working because Sick, and recasting is easy. Also, SPOILERS! Avoid if you like limited BBC historical miniserieses midcentury true stories/Ruth WilsonContinue reading
I Have A Cold, Blech
I remember back when I was young, I would have a cold and just power through like it was nothing. And then I turned 30 and somehow a cold became a “I want to spend the day in bed” thing. Or the night, 4am and I am still awake feel achey and sad and burny.Continue reading
Important Discussion Question: What Young Actor Smolders?
I like it when we can address and solve these complicated issues, just in case someone from the Indian film industry needs help with these questions and stumbles across DCIB.Continue reading