Monday Malayalam Film School: Angamaly Diaries, the Best Made Indian Film Since Guru Dutt

Sorry, forgot when I “assigned” this film to be watched this week that my review is SO FREAKING LONG.  Oh well, great art excites me.  If you want to know why this film is just breathtaking, then you should read my no spoilers review.  Because the amazing part of the film isn’t in the story it is telling and what happens, it is in how the story is told.  But if you want to read a little more in depth discussion about the film and every aspect of it, not just the breathtaking parts, you can read on.

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Movie Club Films! Plan Your Watching Around My Reviews

Okay, I’m gonna try something new.  I’m going to tell you in advance what reviews I am going to post, so you can watch the movies and be ready with brilliant thoughts to post on the review and join in the discussion.  Actually I am going to try 3 new things and see which works best, three different kinds of reviews that I will warn you about in advance.

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Netflix List for July: A Good Shahrukh Film, a Rom-Com Classic, and a Perfect Malayalam Film Arrive

Time for a Netflix update!  Which I only do once a month or so, so it’s not up to the minute accurate.  But hopefully I make up for that with the descriptions I give them.  (Accessbollywood.net does the real work of keeping this list updated, you should definitely absolutely subscribe to them for your day to day updates.)

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Songs for Bodily Indulgences, Food and Otherwise

Happy Fat Tuesday!  I just waited in line for 20 minutes to buy Pazckis and by the time I got to the front, I decided to just get a full dozen because I had earned them.  This is supposed to be the day we gorge ourselves after all.  And to help us all get into that mood, FOOD SONGS!  And also other songs, but they are hiding under the respectable food ones.

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New Podcast! On Angamaly Diaries, With MovieMavenGal!

As you know if you regularly read the blog, moviemavengal who comments here and has her own blog, is my friend “real” life as well as online.  We saw Angamaly Diaries together (her review is here), and last night we got together over Skype to talk about it and recorded our conversation.

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Angamaly Diaries: Lijo Jose Pellissery Finds his Place Besides Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese

That headline isn’t hyperbole.  There’s one sequence in this film, way at the end, which should be shown in film classes right along Welles and Scorsese from now on.  It’s an amazing technical achievement, but you don’t even notice that, because it is such an amazing artistic achievement at the same time. (Very very long and detailed SPOILER review here)

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