Happy Sunday! I already walked the dog, took the bus to the house, bought coffee on the way, walked over, saw my friends’ new couch and got my hairbrush from where I stashed it, took the bus back, walked the dog again, and now I am going to watch a movie with you lovely people. The random extra day of homelessness is just going to FLY by!Continue reading
Tag Archives: Jim Sarbh
Friday WatchAlong: Is This the Week We Watch Raabta or War?
It’s Jim Sarbh’s birthday week! And also, Vaani Kapoor! Two actors who have been in two DCIB all time favorites. But which should we watch this week?Continue reading
Watch Made in Heaven with the Rest of DCIB! Episode 1!
All right, let’s do this! From our own isolated work at home places, we all watch an episode a day, and then come together to talk about it.Continue reading
Made in Heaven Character Discussion Post: Ahil/Jim and Faiza/Kalki
Last character post! I have a lot to say about these two, because it feels like there are a lot of interpretations of them, and the series never really landed on one or the other.
(oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)
Made in Heaven LAST EPISODE, Episode 9: Runaway Brides
Well, that took me 48 hours to finish! A sign of a very good show, considering I had to go to work in the middle of that. And sleep. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Episode 8: Politicians and the Rewards of Doing the Right Thing
Finally, some happy couples! Of course, they are the ones who mostly avoid the whole wedding insanity. Which is why we only seem to see bad people in this show, the ones who buy into the need for the expensive showy wedding. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Episode 7 Review, the Royals
Well, this is a fascinating episode! In some ways it feels too simple, in others too complicated. But the way the story brings out surprising contrasting emotions in Arjun and Sobhita, that surprised me. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Episode 6 Review: Munglik
This is a definite “it all falls down” kind of episode. After the holding pattern of the last episode, everything happens all of a sudden. And because of that, the wedding story gets a bit short shrift. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Review, Episode 5: the NRI and Sex
This was kind of a sad episode! I want more happy ones, like the Sikhs in the second episode. Or even the Deepti episode, that was happy in the end. But the last two, just SAD! (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Mini-Review, Episode 4: Dowry and the Value of a Woman
Blech, that voice over has GOT to go!!!!! There’s a great moment in this episode, very powerful, which is immediately undercut by the stupid stupid voice over. This might have been my favorite episode of the series so far, except the voice over just destroys it. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made in Heaven Series Review, Episode 2: The Sikhs and the Stars
I put up a review of episode 1 already, I’m going this show episode by episode because it breaks down tidily into separate stories unlike Humsafar or Sacred Games. This also makes it way WAY easier for me to review, since I can do short little reviews episode by episode instead of trying to binge the whole thing and then review the whole thing. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Made In Heaven Prime Series Mini-Review, Episode 1: Delhi Industrialists
What a fun show! And part of the fun is that each episode is it’s own distinct storyline, which means I can do fun little mini-reviews of each episode instead of trying to kill myself watching the whole season and doing one review real quick. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)Continue reading
Friday Classics: A Death in the Gunj, The Death of a Whole Way of Life
Well, this was a hard watch! That kind of thoughtless unmeaning hurt that happens all the time every day and there is no way around it. I am so glad I watched this first thing in the morning so I didn’t have to try to sleep with all that unpleasantness in my head! Oh, and it was also a very well-made and acted and filmed and written movie.Continue reading
Another 2018 Award! Best Performance in a Bad Part
This suddenly occurred to me while showering, and we’ve still got 7 days before I close voting, so why not add another category? Oh, and if you haven’t voted in all the other categories yet, you still have time, you can find them all here.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Raabta! A Very Silly But Satisfying Movie
Totally did not plan to have this movie re-reviewed the same week as Magadheera! But didn’t that all work out nicely?Continue reading
Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!
Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.Continue reading
Sanju Review (No Spoilers): Emotionally Hollow
I’m back! From an incredibly hot drive to the theater, back to the sanctuary of my nice cool bedroom, with Dog Hazel stretched out panting on the floor. Time to start writing some kind of a review of this thing.
Padmavat Full Summary (SPOILERS) Part 3: A Lot of Filler, and then a Bad Life Lesson
Next part! I think I am on the downward stretch now. Partly because there is an awful lot of what feels like “filler” starting with this section. So I can skip all kinds of things, or at least only deal with them briefly. (full index of Padmavat here)
Padmavat Review (NO SPOILERS): Intent Versus Effect
I saw it! Not opening night, but soon enough. Theater was half full, half the audience was talking and the other half was shushing them, very odd dynamic. I’m used to all talking or no one, not this mix and match. Which kind of fit the mix and match I saw within the film.
Raabta Review (NO SPOILERS): The Romantic Fantasy We Have All Been Craving!!!
I say “all”, but really it’s just a subset of the commentators here. But a strong subset. Which includes myself. I can enjoy an action film or a well-made drama, but there is just something about the big swoony romances with songs and impractical plots and lots of chemistry between the leads. And this film definitely delivers!