Ante Sundaraniki Review: For Once, a Movie I Think Would Have Been Better Set Overseas!

I am so very proud of myself for staying on schedule. Especially with this movie, which is a full 3 hours! But, yaaaaaaaay! I watched a new movie, and now I am reviewing it, my brain is working!

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Brahmastra Review (SPOILERS): This is What Happens When a Narcissist Makes a SuperHero Movie

Ugh, I did not like this movie. I did not like it so much that I couldn’t sleep last night. So I am writing this review on very little sleep, therefore very grumpy, and hating it even more than my last review when I compared it to vomit. What a fun read this will be for all of you!

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Brahmastra Review (No SPOILERS): Shahrukh Cameo, But Otherwise VOMIT

I don’t even care about spoiling the SRK cameo. It’s the main reason most of you would want to watch it, and I wouldn’t be giving you necessary info without acknowledging that. But otherwise, a disgusting bowl of undercooked reheated greasy microwave pizza with phoney “masala” sauce that was eaten and then thrown up in a big brown pile with chunks on the sidewalk by a drunk hipster who was yelling at his girlfriend at 3am while you are trying to sleep. Did that description make you feel a little nauseated and unhappy? WELCOME TO MY WORLD! Midnight, I just got home, and I feel too sick to sleep.

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Darlings Review (No Spoilers): Great Shefali/Alia Performances, Overall Very Much a First Film

I finally watched it! And I am NOT going to tell y’all to watch it. Just because it deals with spousal abuse for large parts of the film and it’s frankly hard to watch. But if that doesn’t bother you (or if you are okay fastforwarding), it also has a kick of two central performances.

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Grease Review (for Olivia Newton-John): A Movie I Had to Age into Appreciating

Oh Olivia Newton-John. I heard she died and the first thing I wanted to know was “What did Travolta say?” It’s rare that an onscreen pairing in American film is so strong that even when the real person dies, your first thought is of their onscreen partner. So let’s go back and look at that movie which had such an impact and think about why that impact happened.

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RRR Review (No Spoilers): Do You Like Homoeroticism, Bad Period Costumes, and CGI Tigers? THIS IS THE MOVIE FOR YOU!!!!

OMG, this is such a FUN movie! You know? Like, it’s just fun to watch! No stress, no hangups, pure joy. Even ends with an end credits song literally saying that, all about returning to dance and song and joy. You should 100% watch it and NOT read the SPOILERS review until you do. Or do read it, it’s also a movie where 99% of the joy is in the spectacle, not the plot.

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Pushpa Review (No Spoilers): A Delightful World That Doesn’t Preach, Just Shows

If you like crazy over the top amoral Telugu movies, this is for you! Personally, I DO like those movies. I’ll write a whole review below, and you should read it if you’ve never tried Telugu action before, but if you have, and you know what I mean by “amoral” and you will know if you enjoy it. Just go ahead and watch! Skip this review!

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Atrangi Re Review (No Spoilers): An Unapologetically Romantic Little Romance

This is such a delightful throwback! No big social statements, at least none that are underlined and highlighted, no misunderstandings or stupid complications, no real “villain” even for most of the plot. It’s just about two people being in love and figuring things out. And yes, it is sort of weird and surreal in the way it does it, but at the same time it is the most grounded romance film I have seen in a long time. Oh, and it uses Akshay perfectly, and makes me respect him as an actor for taking this small but difficult role.

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Discussion Post on Family/Hum Do Humare Do Review (SPOILERS): Boring Movie, Excuse for an Interesting Discussion About What Defines Family Within Indian Film

Welp, not a great movie! I can describe the plot in about 3 sentences, no twists or surprises, and just not the best way to bring up the questions it wants to bring up. But I want to bring up those questions! So this is a review/discussion post.

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Little Things Review/Spoilers: Final Episodes!!!! 7 and 8, Ends With a Whimper, Which is the Point

Ha! This whole thing turned out to be the same lesson my parents always told me, “you have to live together before you get married”. It’s TRUE!!!! You get through all the horrible messy angry stuff before you make that lifelong commitment and then you know you really want that lifelong commitment.

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