Hey! They changed the plot! Like, quite a bit! Mostly by cutting things out. But for those of us (me) who rely on online summaries to follow the dang thing, it was very confusing. Once I let go of what I thought was going to happen and just enjoyed what was happening, it was fine.Continue reading
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Ponniyin Selvan 2 Review (NO SPOILERS): So Much Plot, But SUCH Good Scenes!!!!
I watched it! Two movies in one weekend! I am very proud of me. And this was a goooooooooooooooood movie. The plot is still crazy complicated, but the individual scenes are so lovely and powerful I could enjoy them and forget about the plot.Continue reading
Polite Society Review (SPOILERS): Awesome Social Statement Plot, With Hilarious Execution
Woot, I get to spoil it! And the good news is, you can still enjoy the movie reading the spoilers. The trailer already gives you the whole plot because they know you will watch for the comedy and execution, not the predictable plot.Continue reading
Polite Society Review (No Spoilers): Great Radical Feminist Girl Power Movie With a “Mard Dala” Scene!
Well, I loved it! And the friend I watched it with did not, felt like it was too try hard and not real enough. I’m counting on MOST of the DCIBers loving it though. Not everyone, because it is more on the lines of girl power comedy than sappy emotion, but a lot of you.Continue reading
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar Review (SPOILERS): What’s Up With That End Credits Song?
This is a really REALLY good script. Not the usual “obstacle, overcome, obstacle” sort of script, more a free floating series of events tied together by a central character conflict. And the character conflict is REAL. It’s not a “stupid people plot” reason, it’s a real life thing that is a real life problem. Until the end credits song which doesn’t even seem to fit with the depth of the rest of the film.Continue reading
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar Review (No Spoilers): Yet Another Luv Ranjan Feminist Fable! He’s the BEST!!!
I’m worried people will read that headline and think it’s sarcastic. It’s not! Luv Ranjan is like Chuck Lorre in that it is cool to dismiss their work, but if you actually objectively watch it, they are the opposite of what everyone says about them.Continue reading
Pathaan Review (SPOILERS!): An Elderly Humanist Action Hero Who is Also Sexy!
I’m gonna spoil this movie, but you can’t really spoil it. It’s all about the crazy action moments and sexy chemistry and stuff. You may actually WANT to spoil yourself, so you can relax about any perceived jingoistic plot twists, and how the romance happens, and those stressful things.Continue reading
Pathaan Review (No Spoilers): Hits the Spot Again and Again and Again and Again for 3 Hours of Pure SRK Magic
Woot!!! A good fun silly entertainer, with SRK charm bringing it to a WHOLE new level. The King is BACK!!!Continue reading
Pathaan Quickie Review: Counting It Down By the Numbers!
I’ll right a slightly longer review in a minute, and then a much longer review with spoilers, and then possibly a much MUCH longer review with scene by scenes (but maybe not, it’s not really that kind of movie). But for now, having just gotten home, I want to simply give the broad strokes of the experience by the numbers.Continue reading
Best of 2022 Awards Grand Finale: Best Angie Review!!!!!
While I have been slowing down on movie watching and reviewing this year, Angie has been picking up! So we absolutely need to read through her reviews from the comments section and pick the best. This is not a comprehensive list, it’s just the ones that tickled me while reading through the archives.Continue reading
Double XL Review: Small, Simple, Charming, if a Bit Shaggy
Thank you for the watchalong that got me to watch this! It’s a very pleasant happy little movie, I’m glad I saw it. Not groundbreaking art or anything, but very very pleasant.Continue reading
Cirkus Review (SPOILERS): Uneven, Uneventful, But Not Unworthy of Watching
Sooooooooo tempted to do a snarky “three ring fizzle!” kind of title. But that’s just not me, why beat up a helpless little film when instead I can try to give it a chance to find love? Yes, it’s not the best movie by a long long shot, but it’s harmless and trying.Continue reading
Cirkus Review (No Spoilers): For Once, Gay Does Not Equal Good
I had a lovely evening at the theater, mostly because I went on a weeknight so it was just me and my friend and we could talk the whole time. I highly recommend talking straight through this movie, the bits that it is fun to talk over are way more common than the bits it is fun to watch. Despite the fact that it is a very very gay/camp movie which you would think means it is entertaining.Continue reading
Thank God Review: A Hallmark Christmas Movie, But Indian! Or, an Indian Gods Movie But Modern!
This was a lovely movie to watch virtually with a friend in the middle of a blizzard. all warm and cozy and happy.Continue reading
Phone Bhoot Review (SPOILERS): An All India Ghost Movie!
This was fun, this film consciously tried to include multiple regional ghost traditions, AND explained what they were to us in the audience, which I deeply appreciated.Continue reading
Phone Bhoot Review (No Spoilers): Jackie Shroff is HOT!!!!!!
Is that a spoiler? I guess it is a small spoiler. Because sometimes Jackie is hot, and sometimes he is a yuck old man. But in this film, HOT! Don’t know what magic pill they gave him, or maybe the pandemic was just very good for him in terms of making him look rested and healthy, but dude looks GOOD. Oh, and also there were other people in the movie and they were also okay. And the movie itself was clever and made me laugh. But Jackie, HOTTIE!Continue reading
The Legend of Maula Jatt Scene By Scene Summary Part 3: True Identity Discovery, Big Bloody Fight, Big Family Fight, Love Scene
Woot! Fight fight fight! And, a Deewar homage! All the good things in one place. And ending with Mahira!Continue reading
Shahrukh Month Re-Review: Ra.One! Is this Shahrukh’s most personal film?
This and Zero were the two movies requested for re-reviews, and I have to actually re-watch Zero before re-reviewing it, versus Ra.One which I have seen so many times I can review from memory. So Ra.One wins!Continue reading
Maula Jatt Review (No Spoilers): A Classic Hero Movie, But With More Grit, Spice, and Blood
Woo-hoo! SUCH a good movie! I really really hope it is either distributed more widely in the second week of theatrical distribution, or hits a major international streaming service.Continue reading
Bhool Bhulaiya 2 Review: A Clever Good Time Ride, with Excellent Red Chillies Double Role VFX!
That was a very pleasant movie experience. I wish I’d watched it in a group, or even better in the theater. It was definitely set up for group laughter and enjoyment. Still fun on my own, but less fun. Anyway, I recommend it if you are looking for a light harmless silly comedy! And want to appreciate Shahrukh’s VFX team, as I am sure we all do.Continue reading
Ponniyin Selvan Review (SPOILERS): Read This Before You See the Movie If You Want a Cheat Sheet
When I was growing up, before we went to see a Shakespeare play, my Mom would always read the synopsis aloud to us. Because you don’t want to be distracted by trying to follow the guaranteed-to-be-complicated plot while enjoying the performances and everything else. This is very much that kind of a movie, super SUPER complicated plot and it’s gonna be easier to appreciate the experience if you can relax and know who everyone is without trying to follow things.Continue reading
Ponniyin Selvan 1 review (NO SPOILERS): Prepare to Focus Very Hard On Remembering Names/Faces/Relationships
This movie is a mental marathon! All these names, backstories, relationships, flying at you. It works, but only if you FOCUS. Very few cheap thrills, all classy quality thrills.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading