Happy Wednesday! I have one more day being lazy with my parents, then tomorrow I pack up the car and drive back into the city and hit the ground running. By this time next week, I should have a painter scheduled, all the locks changed, the junk removed, the building deep cleaned, and myself and the dog moved into our unit with our little campsite’s worth of stuff.Continue reading
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
I thought about posting a review of one of her really really good movies, like Ek Ladki or Neerja, but everyone reviews those. Let’s look at the forgotten pleasant films!Continue reading
Happy Birthday Sonam!!!!!! A day to celebrate the movies you helped get greenlit, and the actors you helped to highlight.Continue reading
This is a slightly frustrating movie, because Irrfan is so very good in it and his character is so very interesting, but instead the film expects us to care about Dulquer and his boring character. Still worth watching though, mostly for the Irrfan of it.Continue reading
When I started thinking about the couples in this movie related to sex, I realized that I had enough new thoughts I shouldn’t just update the existing review, but rather write an entirely new review. Woo-hoo! New review!Continue reading
Thank you FilmiKudhi for the idea! I suspect/hope this will turn into a heated discussion simply because when we have had similar debates in the comments, it has always gotten heated. So, prepare to battle!Continue reading
Don’t worry about spoiling yourself. It’s a rom-com, it’s only gonna end one way. It’s not about the surprises, it’s about enjoying the journey. Read this review, don’t read it, I don’t care.Continue reading
Happy movie! Don’t watch if you don’t like rom-coms. Do like if you do watch rom-coms. Follow those simple rules, and the world will keep spinning.Continue reading
Pretty sure this is feminist and empowering and not, you know, bad. But even if it is bad, sometimes it’s good to be bad.Continue reading
Another Tamil film! One I completely liked, unlike 96 which has me a little more back and forth.Continue reading
I’m back! My first new Malayalam movie in I don’t know how long! But I had time this Saturday, and it was on Hotstar, so I did it! Very proud of myself.Continue reading
I watched this movie months and months ago when it first arrived on American Netflix, but that was before I was blogging seriously so I didn’t pay very close attention. I wanted to watch it again, now that the remake will be releasing soon (January 13th), and think about how this film could possibly be remade.
I already put up my No Spoilers review which was just a wee bit cynical and unsympathetic. Versus this review which is a lot bit cynical and unsympathetic. If you want to watch the film, you should probably read that review. Not because this review has spoilers, the joy of it is in the songs and the beautiful cinematography and the line delivery by Irrfan, not in any details of the plot. But because I am just the entsy-ist bit mean and sort of tie this movie into the entire problem of class/gender oppression in the world.
I am a bit over the “greatest tragedy in the world is a wealthy upper class man who just wants to be an artist” film trope. Which was probably clear from the title if this post. Indian, American, French, Norwegian, it’s all the same thing, and I am SICK OF IT. Good lord, just count your blessings and get over yourself.
I’m doing it! A totally ridiculous extremely specific post for those people who live within the Venn diagram overlap of “Familiar with Malayalam Films” and also “Familiar with the Anne of Green Gables Series”. So, Angie. You better appreciate this Angie!
Isn’t it nice when there is a holiday (yes, it’s a real thing, all the stores are giving discounts) to give me a theme for my post? And what could be simpler than to match donuts with movie stars?
I already put up the No Spoilers review, but I’m not even sure if those rules apply to this kind of movie. It’s based on a true story, and there aren’t really many surprises along the way. So you can read that review if you really hate spoilers, but otherwise you might as well read this review too. Although, fair warning, I also didn’t like this movie very much, so I may spoil it for you in a different way by making it no longer seem good.
Well, I saw it! And I did NOT like it. And then I went home to discover that Dog Hazel had gotten lonely and into the trash and eaten a bunch of stuff she shouldn’t. So all around, a failure of an evening.
Happy Thanksgiving! I am in the process of beating myself up trying to organize my apartment, but I am also trying to be thankful for the good things in life. Assume that family, friends, health, etc., are all taken as a given. Here are the other things!
Happy Coffee Day! I will not be celebrating, because I never have coffee on Fridays so I can sleep in on Saturday (unless, maybe I can make an exception because I will have to stay up super late for Judwaa tonight? No, better not)