Tribhanga Review (SPOILERS): Possibly TOO Tragic

Okay, this is the review to read if you don’t want to see the movie but are curious. Or if you have seen the movie wand want to discuss it.

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AK VS AK Review (SPOILERS): I Made Notes! Every Reference Explained and Analyzed!

This is such a brilliant movie, and the more you know about it, the more you see how brilliant it is. Luckily, I just took a couple headache pills and the caffeine is going to keep me up all night, so I can tell you how brilliant it is!

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Coolie No. 1 Review (SPOILERS): Silly, Happy, Farce in Which the Only Real Thing is Love

I betcha that people are going to call this movie not-feminist. Because it stars Varun Dhawan and has songs and bright colors, and therefore must be misogynist. Only darkly lit serious movies can be feminist, you know? But what I enjoyed most about this movie is the way it never made me cringe. The female characters were just people. Not saying it’s a great movie, but really, there’s nothing wrong with it! It’s fun!

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Ginny Weds Sunny Review (SPOILERS): Why Does Vikrant Massay Have to Turn Into a Big Old Jerk?

I watched it! Out of curiosity after I got super mixed reports from y’all. If you like light silly farcical rom-coms made on the cheap with up and down quality, then you will enjoy this movie, whether or not you Spoil yourself here. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. And if you don’t like them (especially with a flawed hero character), then you can still spoil yourself!

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Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare Review (SPOILERS): Are Male-Female Relationships Inevitably Toxic? This Film Says YES!

Well, this was kind of a downer of a movie! Happy, in that I am glad these stories are being told. Sad, in that BLECH! These stories have so little hope! Anyway, if you don’t feel like being depressed, you can just read my summary and discuss below instead of watching it for yourself.

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Masaba Masaba Review/Spoilers: First 3 Episodes

Woo, what a fun interesting TV show perfectly designed for the DCIB audience! And nice a short and light too. I’m gonna do quick short reviews of the episodes, grouping the first 3 and the last 3. Also, VERY IMPORTANT, if you liked this show you should watch Little Things. It doesn’t have the celebrity aspect, but very similar slice of modern Indian life.

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Sadak 2 Review (SPOILERS): Trust No Authority

Well, this is a movie that is very angry at authority figures! I can get behind that. The specifics of the message are maybe a little out of date, the GodMan is no longer as powerful in India as GodMob, but the general idea that blind trust in what you are told is bad, that’s a timeless message.

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Drive Review: Okay, Now I See Why Karan Had to Netflix It!

I decided to ruthlessly use my friends to make myself watch this. The pickier people in my weekly movie night group canceled this week, so I forced myself and the less-picky people to finally watch Drive. It’s a nice solid movie in almost all ways, but I did finally spot the problem that explains why Karan had to make the business decision to delay it, and finally release on Netflix.

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Happy Birthday Sridevi! A Review of Your Final Film, Dark and Strong and Feminist, Mom

I’ve reposted this review a bunch of times, but turns out that I never added on the “no spoiler” part to a repost before. So, yaaaay! Something to read if you are deciding if you want to watch this movie and don’t want to be spoiled! And then spoilers after the SPOILER bar, if you do want to be spoiled.

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Shakuntala Devi Review (SPOILERS): Non-Conventional Woman Made Conventional Film Character

Well, this was a dull movie. And historically inaccurate, mostly in your usual gender normative/casteism/classism way. But also a really WEIRD homophobic thing. Just like, SO ODD. So odd that I am going to give it it’s own post for us to discuss, so look forward to that! (homosexuality post up now, go here to learn more about and discuss that aspect)

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Breathe: Into the Shadows Review (SPOILERS): When Does Protecting Your Loved Ones Go Too Far?

I did quick episode by episode reviews, this is where I am going to summarize and review the whole darn thing, start to finish.  If it’s not your cup of tea but you are vaguely curious what the plot is, read this one. Oh boy! (full index of all reviews here)

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Breathe Season 2 Episode 9 Recap/Review: The Selfishness of Fear

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)

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Breathe Season 2 Episode 7: The Stakes Get Lower

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)

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Breathe Season 2 Episode 5 Recap/Review: Connections

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)

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