FilmFare Awards: I Resent Writing This Post Because This Award is Just a Popularity Contest and Doesn't Matter, But Fine, Here You Go

Akshat in a comment just reminded me to talk about FilmFare awards, and said there is some kind of controversy this year, which blech. Get ready for Margaret to be very bitter and angry about people who get upset about stuff that doesn’t matter. But only after first laying out why it doesn’t matter and my own lukewarm opinions.

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Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan Comes Out?

Happy Monday! I am back at work after seeing a movie I really liked on Friday, and one I really didn’t like on Sunday.

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World Famous Lover Review (No Spoilers): A Movie Written By Someone Who Thinks They Are Far Deeper Than They Are

Well, this is a dumb movie! In a way that isn’t fun-dumb, but also isn’t angry-making dumb, but rather just dumb-dumb. Like that guy at a party who you don’t actually dislike, you just really really are looking forward to not having to talk to him any more.

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Important Streaming Sites Addition, There is a Wonderful Group that is Preserving and Presenting These Films, IndianCine.Ma

I always forget about this site, but I suppose that doesn’t really matter. I mean, they aren’t looking to get famous or reach people, they just want to archive the best possible digital versions of Indian films in order to preserve them. Anyway, I just put up a very angry and depressed post yesterday (well, angry and depressed for me, which is super cheerful and polite for most people), and then I remembered this site and felt better, so I want to make y’all feel better too!

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Upcoming Film Reviews: Ramesh Sippy Two Weeks!!!! His Films Reviewed in Chronological Order

This is exciting! And very difficult since I’ve only seen 3 out of the 8 films I want to cover. Oh well, I’ll give myself a nice slow schedule. And throw in the usual Sunday Reruns and new movies and stuff in between so you aren’t bored.

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Love Aaj Kal 2 Review (SPOILERS): A Beautiful Exploration of How Things Have Gotten Better For Women in Romance in the Past 30 Years

Such a good movie! I’m SHOCKED! The trailers looked really terrible, and the concept made no sense (why remake a movie that is barely 10 years old?), and it was filmed in what felt like no time at all. And then it turns out to be a really deep interesting consideration of the problems of women in modern India. Who’d have thought?

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Valentine's Week of Sex TGIF: Which Classic Actress Image is the Sexiest?

Objectifying women is wrong. BUT! If an entire image is carefully crafted, with the full participation of the model, to evoke sexuality, they we aren’t objectifying, we are talking about Art. You’ll see, these aren’t like “oo, I can see her breast” photos, these are classic elaborate really beautiful images. But which is the BEST?

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Valentine's Week of Sex Thought Post: A Woman's Virginity, What is it in Indian Film?

Oh boy, a Thought Post! These are the posts where I talk a bit too much to call it a “Discussion Post”, but a bit too little to call it a “101”. It’s just a bunch of thoughts, and then you can leapfrog off of it.

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Valentine's Week of Sex FanFic: Couples Heading for Sexual Dysfunction, Hrithik and Rani to Shahrukh and Kajol to Ranbir and Deepika

You know what we don’t see enough movies about? What happens if the sex is BAD!!!! Luckily, I am here to write those stories. And intellectualize it a little bit so we all feel more classy and less dirty.

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Valentine's Week of Sex: Namukku Parkkan Munthirithoppukal

This is a movie that is all about sex, without actually having a sex scene. Sex fantasies, sex experimentation, and sexual violence (nothing explicitly shown, but discussed and treated seriously by the plot). And it is also a movie about love and redemption and freedom. It’s just lovely.

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Valentine's Week of Sex Ranking Post: Of the Films Where Hrithik Had/Will Have Sex, Rank from Best to Worst

I already did this for Shahrukh, and I suspect fewer people will care about Hrithik than SRK. But lets see! And this time I am including movies where he doesn’t actually have sex on screen but will have sex shortly after the film ends.

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