This is only a small part of the movie, but it is a big part of my reaction to the movie, if that makes sense. I didn’t want to have it overwhelm the review and be unfair to the film as a whole, so I am isolating the discussion all by itself over here.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Shakuntala Devi Review (SPOILERS): Non-Conventional Woman Made Conventional Film Character
Well, this was a dull movie. And historically inaccurate, mostly in your usual gender normative/casteism/classism way. But also a really WEIRD homophobic thing. Just like, SO ODD. So odd that I am going to give it it’s own post for us to discuss, so look forward to that! (homosexuality post up now, go here to learn more about and discuss that aspect)Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong! Don 2, Right Here, 3pm Chicago Time!
Yaaaay, Shahrukh! And Don 2! And Friday WatchAlong, this is the best of all possible things!Continue reading
Shakuntala Devi Review (No Spoilers): A Biopic That Manages To Be Both Inaccurate and Boring
Well, this is a BORING movie! At least ridiculous Mahanati had some nice crazy melodrama in it, and ridiculous Padman had the fun invented Sonam Kapoor character, and ridiculous Rustom had uniforms. This is bad BAD history, bad BAD filmmaking, and also DULL. Blech. I’ll put it this way, only watch it if you enjoy Vidya so much you would be happy seeing her recite the phone book. Because this script is only slightly more exciting than that. Oh wait, I always like to be positive, so I should have something else to add…it’s better than Mission Mangal?Continue reading
Happy Birthday Mother Jones: My Local Saint
Not Indian film related really, but a humanity related post, and a Margaret related post, so I am going to put it up and force you to learn things.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Who Are Your Favorite Indian Director(s)?
I can’t believe we haven’t had this post before! It’s, like, film geek discussion 101! Oh well, better late than never.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong! See Don 2, Right Here, in 24 Hours at 3pm Chicago Time!
Woot, Friday WatchAlong! I may still spend all day flat on my back with my foot elevated above my head, but at least Friday WatchAlong is still happening, life is not totally abnormal.Continue reading
Monsoon Wedding: Humanist Film Making
I’m doing it, I’m reviewing that Indian movie that isn’t technically an Indian movie! Which means I am moving outside my area of expertise and can’t give the same level of analysis and context and stuff as usual. Or not the same way as usual?Continue reading
Toe Update! It’s Bright Pink!
In case you are interested, I have a toe update! And of course you are interested, my toe is fascinating.Continue reading
SSR Inspired Discussion Post: Is it Good or Bad to Look for a Living Human Cause of a Suicide?
IMPORTANT RULE: on this post, you CANNOT discuss anything related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. I will edit any comment that includes details related to that tragedy. That is still in process, there are no clear answers to anything, it is not a valid example in a debate. But you can talk about absolutely anything else, including personal experiences. Suicide is a good thing for people to talk about, I think. It removes the shame from it, and some of the power.Continue reading
Things on the Internet That Made Me Smile: Amitabh Tweet, Sneezing Cat, Alia Moved Back in with Shaheen and Got a Cat, Varun Weight Lifting His Niece
Internet things! Including a broad definition to mean also “the video my co-worker sent of her kitten sneezing”.Continue reading
What Movie Should We Watch on Friday? Don 2, Jhankaar Beats, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Dil Dhadakne Do, Something Else?
Yaaaaaaaay, Friday Watchalong!!!!!!!! It’s like I am doing something, but I don’t have to get out of bed!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on Sanjay Dutt’s Birthday?
Happy Wednesday! I go back to work today! Well “go”, obviously I am still working from home, but I am going to try to be partially vertical and clear headed and conscious for the majority of the day. Goals!Continue reading
Happy Birthday Kriti Sanon! I Enjoy Literally ALL of Your Movies!!!
Very tall attractive actors with strong noses born 27/28! Which is best?!?!?!? Also, do you now really want to see Kriti dressed in Malayalam mundu and formal wear, and Dulquer in a wig and sexy sari?Continue reading
Happy Dulquer Day! The Most Blessed Son of the South
It’s Dulquer’s Day! And I am feeling fuzzy headed and funky and not up for sugar coating things. I don’t have a great relationship with him, so this is going to be a rough birthday greeting. Sorry Dulquer! I hope this doesn’t ruin your day!Continue reading
Rahul Bose Day, Everyone’s Favorite Rahul Bose Movie Dil Dhadakne Do!
Rahul plays the villain in this, but it is such a great performance! You just love to hate him, and at the same time love to laugh at him a little bit.Continue reading
Rahul Bose Day! My Favorite of His Movies, Jhankaar Beats!
So good! So ahead of it’s time! In so many ways! And also a little bit behind the times. In the best possible ways! Oh man, now I just want to watch it all over again right away. But I will resist that urge, and instead just watch it again in my head while I write about it.Continue reading
Rahul Bose Day! Bulbbul, His Most Recent Feminist Female Directed Anti-Hero Role!
Rahul Bose does not like to make it easy for us to like him. Or find him. He’s going to hide himself away in the female directed low budget movie with the weird off-putting topic. Like, child-marriage. Fun!Continue reading
Happy Rahul Bose Day! A Holiday Just For Me and Miss Braganza
Oh Rahul Bose! Short, intense, talented, feminist, unpredictable, and looks great in a black turtleneck. Also, star of some of the most interesting films to talk about.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me As I Recover From Surgery?
Happy Monday! I am not at work, because I am lazy lazy lazy, instead I am laying here with my foot up doing nothing. Entertain me by asking me questions!Continue reading
Sunday WatchAlong, DDLJ! Right Here, Starting at 10am! Woo-Hoo!
So excited for a DDLJ watchalong! I will be very superficial and dumb I suspect, far less “let’s consider the deconstruction of the typical Hindi film hero” and far more “his DIMPLES!!!!”Continue reading
10 Movies to Watch to Think About Indian Marriages
Continuing our Indian Marriages, arranged and otherwise, discussion, I wanted to put up a list of some movies that I think have really interested takes on the whole thing. In case you were looking for something to watch and discuss, or have already seen them and want a place to discuss them.Continue reading
Sunday Watchalong Tomorrow! DDLJ at 10am Chicago Time!!!!!
Woo-hoo! You know why I picked DDLJ? Because I can be high on pain pills and still follow it. If I am high on pain pills, don’t you want to be there to watch me say things like “hat pretty dimples cute bad Amrish Puri BAD”?Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Stare at My Foot
Happy Saturday! I am laying in bed with my foot elevated 8 inches above my hips thinking about how the heck I am going to get my morning coffee. That should keep me busy for a few hours at least, and in the meantime y’all can chat.Continue reading
It worked! I got surgery! Despite the almost criminal incompetence of the doctor-doctor, and all my panic attacksContinue reading