Talent of the 2010s, Female Edition, Sonam to Sara

I already did this for the boys, but can the girls be far behind? And yes, “girls”. Most of these actresses started out before they were 20 and in my book that means you are still a kid.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Deepika's Birthday?

Happy Monday! I slept and slept and lazed and lazed and I have hopes of no longer feeling low energy and sick at work.

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Happy Birthday Deepika! A Starter List of Movies to Watch To Help People Fall in Love With You!

Shoot, I just wrote and posted Deepika’s 101 a few weeks back. And while she’s had good songs, that’s not where she shines the most so a “songs post” doesn’t really fit. But I think I can do a post talking about her best roles.

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Silly Sunday: Little Women as a Dark Romantic Drama! Laurie is Evil and Amy is Gay

Thanks Alisa! You saw the new American Little Women and complained about it which inspired me to rethink my Indian remake (already wrote it once here) when you suggested that one of the Little Women should get herself a Little Woman.

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Chhapaak Trailer: What is the Purpose of a Trailer? Does This One Fulfill It? I Say NO

Well, this is a bad trailer! Just, as a trailer. Which is a specific kind of art form that can be done poorly or well and have no relationship to the movie it is promoting. Except for indicating the skill and understanding of the producers of the film for the product they have.

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Repost: Intro to 7 Actresses And the Phases of Their Career

This is an out of date post from a couple years ago, but only out of date in that the “most recent” film choices are no longer most recent. And, like, Anushka wasn’t married yet. Otherwise it is still a great post for giving you an idea of the pattern most actresses follow in their careers and how they play out.

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2009 Week: Love Aaj Kal, The Last Mainstream “Regular” Film Imtiaz Ali Made

If I didn’t know where Imtiaz was heading, I would find this both better and worse. As in, I can watch it and see the hints of the irritating passive hero of Tamasha, but also the brilliant deep romance of Jab Harry Met Sejal. It’s an interesting one to look back on!

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Women Directors Week: Happy New Year, The Potato Chip Bag of Movies

Have I reviewed Main Hoon Na? I can’t remember. I know I did Om Shanti Om because Farah re-tweeted my review and that was cool. And I know I HAVEN’T done this movie, because I made a mental note that I hadn’t reviewed it a few months back. Anyway, I already reviewed a fascinating groundbreaking risky sexy feminist film Paap, today I will review a big dumb fun hit film with a neutral to anti-feminist message. Let’s see which gets more attention!

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Silly Sunday: Garbo Remakes! Ninotchka with SRK, Marie Walewska in Colonial India

So, TCM (greatest channel EVER) is in the middle of a Garbo fest and I caught a double bill on Friday and it inspired me. Get ready for very VERY specific narrowcasting fanfics. You know, for all those hardcore Garbo/Indian film fans. There must be more of them than just me and Maria Gill, right?

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The Deepika-Ranveer Story! In Honor of Their Wedding, All the Different Ways They Reached the Same Place

I was going to make this a “Hindi Film 101” and then I thought “no, I don’t want to think that much or go so far in depth, I’ll just make this fun”.  So, FUN!!!  Be ready for that!

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