Female Films Week: Akira, My Favorite Action Movie

This movie was so interesting!  It really is just a southern action movie with the hero turned into a heroine.  But at the same time, there were all of these things that are so specific to the female experience, and I just have to wonder, did the director look at them and think “Hey!  I should remake this with a female star!”  Or, were they added in when the hero became a woman?

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Laaga Chunari Main Daag Review: A Happy Movie About a Sad Topic

Pretty sure the title isn’t a spoiler, the trailer and poster alone, not to mention the title, made it pretty clear what the film is about.

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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.

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Shahrukh Birthday RePost: Shahrukh and Irrfan in a Passionate Late in Life Relationship

Well, MKY pointed out at in the comments on my Friday post that Shahrukh would never play a same-sex romance, or the father of a marriage age daughter, or a polyamorous man in 3 relationships.  To which I said “well, that’s what fanfic is for!”  So if Shahrukh isn’t going to give us these films in real life, I feel I have an obligation to give them to us in fanfic form.

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Silly Sunday: Shahrukh and Irrfan in a Passionate Late in Life Relationship

Well, MKY pointed out at in the comments on my Friday post that Shahrukh would never play a same-sex romance, or the father of a marriage age daughter, or a polyamorous man in 3 relationships.  To which I said “well, that’s what fanfic is for!”  So if Shahrukh isn’t going to give us these films in real life, I feel I have an obligation to give them to us in fanfic form.

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Friday Classics: Wake Up Sid, Ranbir’s Best Performance Before Sanju

Happy Friday!  I just rapid re-released all my Sanjay posts, I’m driving to work so I can zip home, walk Dog Hazel and then zip out again to catch the Sanju release at the earliest possible show.  Busy times!  But first I want to take a moment to remember a completely different kind of film that I still think is Ranbir’s best performance.

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 8: The Ending! Friendly Appearance from Shahrukh

And now we are at an end! In a very long complicated section, complete with special guest star (I won’t make you wait, it’s Shahrukh). (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 3: From Circus to Fridge

Part 3!  Gonna see if I can manage to get through more than one page of notes in one post.  At least a page and a half.  I don’t want to get too ambitious. (full listing of Luck By Chance posts here)

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Luck by Chance (The Annotated Edition) Part 1: Excel Logo to Mac Mohan Cameo

Like I said in my first review, I got about 5 minutes into this movie and paused to get a pencil and paper.  Because there is SO MUCH.  Not like so much depth and soul (although there is that too, that’s what my other two reviews covered), but so much data.  I know I probably missed at least half of it, but here is what I got from my 5 pages of notes. (Full Luck By Chance Index here)

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Luck By Chance Review (SPOILERS): First, Do No Harm

If you haven’t seen this movie, or want to think about performances and songs and mise-en-scene, go back to my last review.  This is for talking about what actually happens and what we think of the characters and what the point of it all might have been.

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Luck By Chance First Review (No Spoilers): A Cynical Melodrama With a Soul

Well, I finally watched it!  Took me 6 hours because I had to keep pausing to take notes.  So, there will be a much bigger review(s) coming over the next few days.  But I want to start with just a simple review of it as a film, not as a sociological study.

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Akira Review (SPOILERS!): Not Your Usual Heroine Film

I already put up my spoiler-free review, right when I got home late last night, but now that I’ve slept on it, I’m ready for my spoiler review!  And I am very excited because there are all these plot details that I am DYING to talk about!

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Omkara: Man! That Was Depressing!

I knew it would be!  I remember getting all depressed when I read the play back in college, and it was even worse watching it being acted out by a bunch of actors I really liked.  No wonder it has taken me years and years and years to get around to finally watching it.  But then moviemavengal posted on it and pointed out that Ajay is SMOKING HOT, and that was enough to finally get me to check it out!

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