Manmarziyaan Review (SPOILERS): It’s All About Taapsee’s Heart

Oh boy, spoilers time! For me at least, there is nothing more stressful than a love triangle. I am always worried that the wrong couple will end up together. If you want that stress removed, you can read this and know how it ends. But on the other hand, a lot of the entertainment of the film is not being sure how it will end and trying to guess. So if you want that entertainment, read the No Spoilers review instead.

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Stree Review (SPOILERS): The Ending Might Have Been a Little TOO Open-Ended

Fun movie, funny movie, intricate movie.  I am really looking forward to digging up how it was put together!  And I am really really looking forward to all of you helping me understand the ending. Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, get over to my No Spoilers review instead!  You should read it anyway, because that’s where I talk about performances and stuff.

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Gold Review (SPOILERS): Chak De India, but Different

This is an interesting movie.  Because it is both a sports movie and a true story, which means we know everything about it already.  But at the same time, we don’t, because we don’t know what particular angle the filmmaker is going to choose to look at to show us this story.  So, I leave it up to you.  You already know the details of the plot, the trailer spelled it out. If you want the tone and message of the film to surprise you, don’t read this review, read this one.  If you don’t care, do read this review.

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Happy Independence Day Again! A New Patriotic Classic, About the Cost of Patriotism, Raazi!

This is an actual excellent film, and a very fun watch.  It doesn’t really matter if you know what happens, you can still enjoy watching it play out, but if you like being surprised and having edge of your seat thrills, maybe wait and read the No Spoilers review first, and then this one after you have seen the movie.

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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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Karwaan Review SPOILERS: Birth, Death, True Love, All Less Important Than if Dulquer Will Quit His Office Job

I already put up my No Spoilers review which was just a wee bit cynical and unsympathetic.  Versus this review which is a lot bit cynical and unsympathetic.  If you want to watch the film, you should probably read that review.  Not because this review has spoilers, the joy of it is in the songs and the beautiful cinematography and the line delivery by Irrfan, not in any details of the plot.  But because I am just the entsy-ist bit mean and sort of tie this movie into the entire problem of class/gender oppression in the world.

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Fanney Khan Review (SPOILERS): 1st World Problems Shoved Into a 3rd World Film

I already put up my No Spoilers review.  You can read that if you are obsessed with avoiding spoilers, or you can read this.  It’s a remake, so most of the plot is already is to find out, not like I am revealing big secrets here.

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Monday Malayalam (on Saturday): Koode Review (SPOILERS), People Needing People to be Make Themselves Whole

I already put up my No Spoilers review.  I’m going to encourage you to read that one if you haven’t seen the film yet.  Not because spoilers would ruin it, but just because this review won’t really make sense without having seen the film.  It’s so much about what is implied instead of what is shown, reading the plot bare bones won’t give a feel for how it is within the film.  Wait until you can see it, and then come back here.

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Teefa in Trouble Review (SPOILERS): A Film With No Stakes, Just Fun

Don’t read the SPOILER review!  Not if you have a chance of seeing the movie.  There are a lot of delightful twists that are all the more fun for being surprises.  Instead, read the no spoiler review here.  Oh, and if you want to talk about Ali Zafar as a person, you can do that on my special post on him here.

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Soorma Review (SPOILERS): A Little Brother Grows Up

I already put up my No Spoilers review, and this really is a good movie, so I would recommend skipping this review until after you watch it, if you are able to watch it.  The trailer gives away the general outlines of the plot, but there is a lot more to it which deserves to be seen with fresh eyes, not spoiled by me.

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Sacred Games Episodes 3 and 4: Spoilers and Discussion Space

This is where you can get a summary of what happens in episodes 3 and 4, and where you can discuss what you thought of them.  I’m just trying to break down the spoilers a bit, so no matter where you are in the series, you have a place to talk.  The place to discuss the full series, or read spoilers for it, is here.

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Sanju Review (SPOILERS): They Told the Story They Wanted to Tell, Truth Be Damned

I’m back!  6 hours of sleep, and now I am refreshed and ready to move on to the SPOILERS review, after having already written the No Spoilers review.  Which will be super fun for me, having just spent a month learning in detail everything about what “really” happened in Sanjay’s life (you can read that here).  And therefore knowing just what this film changed.  Which is EVERYTHING.

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Lust Stories Review (SPOILERS): Female Desire Takes Center Stage

A day filled with reviews!  Both Race 3 reviews are done now, so I can circle back and finish the SPOILER review for Lust Stories.  However, I would encourage you NOT to read this until you watch the Netflix series.  Partly because the films are so open to interpretation, they deserve to be watched with fresh eyes and your own decisions made about them.  Instead, just read my No Spoilers review and then come back here.

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Race 3 Review (SPOILERS): A Party Planned for Salman, and the Guest of Honor Didn’t Really Show Up

I’m back!  I already put up the No Spoilers review which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the film.  The plot is a total mess, so knowing spoilers won’t really change anything.  This review is probably more helpful for people who have seen the film and are confused (as I was), than for people curious what the film is about.  Bottomline is, it’s about nothing!

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Veere Di Wedding Review (SPOILERS): Feminist By Building Up Female Characters Without Tearing Down Male

I’m gonna suggest you don’t spoil yourself for this one.  Beyond knowing that none of the disappointing shallow views of female friendship that the trailer promised actually happened.  No drunken fight to wait for, no jealousy over a man, not even an evil domineering mother.  But as for what actually does happen, if at all possible, try to let it play out for you as it was meant to be played, just read the no spoilers review and save this review for after you have seen it on the big screen.

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Raazi Review (SPOILERS): Patriotism Which Kills the Host

This is an actual excellent film, and a very fun watch.  It doesn’t really matter if you know what happens, you can still enjoy watching it play out, but if you like being surprised and having edge of your seat thrills, maybe wait and read the No Spoilers review first, and then this one after you have seen the movie.

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Thursday Telugu: Bharat Ane Nenu (SPOILERS), Has No One Involved Read the Indian Constitution?

You can feel free to read this SPOILERS review, there’s nothing super unexpected in the film that you couldn’t guess from the trailer and the cast list.  But DON’T READ THIS IF YOU LIKED THE MOVIE!!!  Or do, I don’t know your preferences for film reviews.  Just be aware that I kind of hated it.

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102 Not Out Review (SPOILERS): An Original Father-Son-Father-Son Story

No, that title isn’t a typo.  It was promoted as a father-son story, but there’s another layer to it.  Oh, and it’s still worth watching even if you read the SPOILERS review just for the performances, but the plot will have more impact if you go in fresh.  So, read the “no spoilers” review instead if you can!

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October Review (SPOILERS): A Love Story?

I’m going to spoil this film, but it is so open to interpretation, you can read my version and go see it and come out with a version all of your own.  So I don’t know if I need to warn you away from this review or not.  If you want to avoid just in case, my No Spoilers review is here.

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Pari Review (SPOILERS): The Primal Fear of All Men Which Leads to the Primal Danger for All Women

Well, that was as draining and difficult as expected.  NOT because it was a fake horror movie, but because it was a fake horror movie that was representing real horrors.  If you are planning to watch it, don’t read on, read the no spoilers review instead.  But if you aren’t planning to watch it and want to join in a fascinating discussion, please do!

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