I do like it when stuff makes me giggle becuase it is just WEIRD!!! And thanks to Kirre, I am aware of one weird thing, which gave me started hunting for more weird things.Continue reading
Angie alerted me that there is a new calendar photo, and then I clicked around and found some others! All of them are famous southern movie stars with animals, and all of them are INSANE.Continue reading
Okay, either this episode is better than the last few, or I’m just in a better mood watching it. Let’s say the first! Once again, I can find a strong central theme tying it all together, and the past storyline ties much more firmly into the present than in other episodes. (full index here)Continue reading
Still not selling me on the twist! Still ends up in less rather than more tension. But there are some interesting misunderstandings in this episode which make it work a little bit better than the last episode. And some careful foregrounding of new plot conflicts in hopes of getting the audience interested in them. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Well, the show is struggling a bit to come back from that really not very logical twist. It tries to build up more of a backstory for how it happened, but the bigger issue is that it makes the stakes so much lower, and therefore the tension we need to want to keep walking has kind of gone away. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Well, on the one hand, I don’t like this ridiculous implausible twist. But on the other hand, it kind of sideways adds a tension to the danger in this particular episode. If the show manages to use it in that way moving forward, changing the layers of tension we see onscreen, I won’t mind it.Continue reading
Now I’m getting a little worried. A lot moves forward in this episode, and we aren’t even halfway down with the season. Which means in order to not resolve it all within the next couple episodes, there will have to be some pretty ridiculous twists. Or maybe not! Maybe they will pull it off. But I’m worried. (index of reviews here)Continue reading
If I am reading this correctly, this season has 12 episodes instead of 8 in the first season. Sometimes longer seasons can lead to confusion and blind alleys in the narrative as the show tries to fill more time than expected. So far, I think this show is going the opposite direction. The first season sometimes felt rushed, and too many things at once. This season is much more relaxed and enjoying the journey. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
Woot, season 2! Like Season 1, this is a good solid procedural limited series thriller. Not mind-blowingly good, no better than dozens of similar shows. But no worse either, and watching these familiar actors shift their performance style from the melodrama of Indian film work to the subtle close up style acting of TV thrillers is fun. (full index of reviews here)Continue reading
One of these news items will make your day, I guarantee it. I know, that’s a big guarantee, but I’m pretty comfortable with 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
Blah blah, history, classism, colonialisms inevitable poisoning of the existing social structure. Forget all that, let’s talk about what’s REALLY important: is Prithviraj hot in this or WHAT?Continue reading
Is that title clear? I’m so tired, but I really want to have this discussion because I think it is interesting. What are the movies with a female love interest who is more complex than your usual “pretty face, good girl” kind of heroine?Continue reading
Blech! This was such a bad film! BLECH!!!!!!!!!! I just want to vomit thinking about it. You probably shouldn’t watch it.Continue reading
I think this might have been the most unpleasant movie I have ever watched. It was like having wooden stakes driven under my nails for 20 hours. Needless to say, I do not recommend it to you. And if you read my posts regularly, you know that it is a rare thing for me not to encourage you to see a movie, so take it seriously.Continue reading
I watched it! Such an interesting movie. A collection of short stories with big name stars and a great visual aesthetic. And all produced by Nani, yet another reason to love him.Continue reading
Another Tamil film! One I completely liked, unlike 96 which has me a little more back and forth.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 am getting more and more fond of Allu Arjun with every movie. He has this attitude like he is playing someone playing a movie hero, you know? It’s all just slightly exaggerated, and I love it.
Well, now I know where all the old-school Hindi romance went, it’s in the Telugu films! Not really, I can tell this is a slightly different kind of romance and feel of a film from the Hindi ones, it’s clearly a separate tradition of romance. But it’s very refreshing to watch anything that feels unapologetically and unironically and un-cynically romantic.