Friday Classics: Akaash Vani, the Movie I Have Been Waiting For

TRIGGER WARNING. This film has the most accurate evocation of rape I have seen in, like, ever.  Not dramatic or exciting, just painful and miserable and shameful.  And done by your own intimate partner.  So, don’t watch it if you can’t get past that.  But DO watch it if you want to see a hopeful consideration of how someone can survive such an experience.  And either way, READ THE SPOILERS.  In this case, they won’t ruin the movie for you, and they will give you a lot to think and talk about.

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MeToo Post: The Job Interview

Another one of my little theme posts that everyone can land on to and leap off of.  A couple of the recent stories have had similar sections describing that first job interview.  And it got me thinking about my own job interviews and what happens there.

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News Round-Up: Ajay Bets All on Luv Ranjan, Manikarnika Makers Bet All on Spin Stories, Shahid Bets All on Dingko Singh

Some interesting little stories today!  With some interesting things to think about in terms of Big Questions of Indian society and film and fun stuff like that.  And also, little petty questions like “what the heck is happening on the Manikarnika set and why are they trying so hard to cover it up?”

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Friday Classic: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Strong Women Fighting and Performing as Equals with Strong Men

Finally watched it!  Months and months later.  And years late to the whole Luv Ranjan genre.  And I am fascinated!  It is so much better, in so many ways, than I expected.  Oh, and this is an insanely long review, partly because of the huge block quote in the middle of it.  But it was too good to shorten!

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