This is one of those irritating movies where it is 2/3rds perfect and 1/3rd messed up. So I totally recommend it for the 2/3rds, but I am also aware of the 1/3rd.Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! Boy it is hard to get through a whole week of work without a random holiday in the middle! Thank goodness I am going on many weekend trips in the upcoming weeks to cheer myself up.Continue reading
I gotta sort this for us, he has A LOT of songs in the past ten years. But I will limit it down just to the ones I already really like, and if I miss a really good one, you can fill it in.Continue reading
Happy Monday! I slept and slept and lazed and lazed and I have hopes of no longer feeling low energy and sick at work.Continue reading
Okay, I broke songs down into 3 categories, love songs and peppy bouncy songs and party songs. Now, out of all of those, I am going to try to limit it down to a few top options, and you all get to pick the bestest of them all!!!!Continue reading
I really hope some of you watched this film. Or are ready to discuss it with me either way. It’s a fascinating look at a relationship.Continue reading
This will either get people very passionate, or not caring at all. No idea which! Also, not really sure which one I would choose?Continue reading
Another “Emily thinks deeply about songs” inspired post! She was talking about the surprise hits, the ones from new composers or singers or just different genres. And that made me think about those songs that changed everything.Continue reading
More important decisions! You can pick only the ones on which you feel confident, or make random guesses on all of them (just like filling out a ballot). Remember, most comments this month wins a poster!Continue reading
I am so excited that this movie is on Netflix! I was all set for it to be streaming on some obscure platform and I’d have to encourage you all to try to track it down. And instead, it’s right there! On Netflix!Continue reading
I am so happy to have a new Rajiv Menon movie in my life. His work is just so beautiful, it makes me feel good about the world, you know?Continue reading
I’m writing this last night and I am honestly not sure if I will be at work tomorrow or not. Or maybe I will be for a little while and then have to leave. I can’t decide if I am at the point where it will make me feel better to get out in the world and out of my bed, or at the point where I should really just stay in bed. We’ll find out!Continue reading
This is a really brilliant concept for a film. An intellectual exercise more than anything. I encourage you to watch it straight through once without knowing what is coming, but I also suspect it might turn out to be more entertaining when you know what is coming and can watch how it is built. If you want to maintain the surprise, you can read my No Spoilers review.
Happy Mani Ratnam Day! I’ve reviewed almost all his films here (really, I’m just missing Raavan, Thiruda Thiruda, and the Terrorism Trilogy) and I will be reposing the reviews through out the day today in the run up to Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Mostly because I have to work a funny day at work to be able to see CCV in theaters so I’ll have no time to write anything new. If you don’t want to be spoiled, here is my no-spoilers review for this film.
This is a post I wrote a year and a half ago for the last Rahman/Ratnam movie, but I thought I should repost it today in honor of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. It’s important to know why it is so especially exciting when a new Ratnam-Rahman movie comes out, and why that director-composer relationship is so special. (also, usually in this posts I try to use images instead of songs, but because of the topic, this will be an all songs post. I encourage you to actually watch all the videos too)
Well, here’s another Shankar movie that I am all torn about. Shankar is just not my director.
Here’s a random review! Finally getting around to Lagaan. Which is definitely NOT Aamir’s most important film, that would be Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or 3 Idiots or something like that. But it is the movie I feel like writing about right now, so why not?
My company is switching payment systems blah blah blah, the end result is that I have to reenter and check data for 400 separate accounts. It’s very dull, but at the same time I have to stay focused and make sure I am accurate. So I am pulling out the super super good extra best songs play list that will keep me happy and energized. The songs I save as a special treat for when I really need a mood lifter.
I finally watched it! After feeling vaguely like I had watched it for years, and then realizing I had only seen the songs a bunch of times and read the plot summary. And it was just as delightful and lovable and wonderful as I had heard, and the songs were even better in context.
I never get much comments on my birthday posts, but this one I have hopes! I am picking, maximum, only 50 songs. Which means I am obviously going to be leaving brilliance out. You get to point out the important things I missed in the comments!
Yaaaaaay! For the 1 day, the final day, here is the 1 way that Shahrukh makes me feel. And, okay, I’m going to go a bit over the top here, but I figure, if you’ve come with me this far, you feel the same way. Plus, I’m all caught up in the holiday spirit! And this is almost the same post I put up last year, but that’s just because my feelings haven’t changed since then. There’s just a few more songs available to express them.
I’m back! For the SPOILER review. Which I am much less excited about than the other one, where I got to talk about the little political speeches dropped in.
I did it! I saw Mom! Even though it meant screeching out of work the second it hit 5pm and fighting rush hour traffic to make the 5:30 show. Because I had to rush home tonight so I would have time to work on my mother’s birthday present. Which is thematic, I guess! Anyway, it’s a good movie, but don’t be fooled by the artsy film stock and stuff, this is a straight up potboiler action film as over the top and satisfying as anything from Sunny Deol.
Happy Tuesday! I did a quick two-parter on Nepotism (really more the history of Hindi film as a family business) last week, now I want to do another quick one inspired by Kaatru Veliyidai on why it is so especially exciting when a new Ratnam-Rahman movie comes out, and why that director-composer relationship is so special. (also, usually in this posts I try to use images instead of songs, but because of the topic, this will be an all songs post. I encourage you to actually watch all the videos too)