Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Review: The Middle-Class Perfect Hero

The chicken movie! The one with the really clever trailer! It’s on Netflix! And it’s…..okay. Didn’t blow me away, but perfectly fine. Tabu is there.

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World Famous Lover Review (No Spoilers): A Movie Written By Someone Who Thinks They Are Far Deeper Than They Are

Well, this is a dumb movie! In a way that isn’t fun-dumb, but also isn’t angry-making dumb, but rather just dumb-dumb. Like that guy at a party who you don’t actually dislike, you just really really are looking forward to not having to talk to him any more.

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Discussion Post: What Was the Best non-Hindi Movie You Saw in 2019? Or in the 2010s?

As I am sure you have noticed, my posts tend to be Hindi focused. Because that’s where I know stuff, like being able to scroll through a list of films and remember which ones had really shockingly bad wigs. But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about other places! I just don’t know enough to do an awards post. I’ll do a discussion post instead, and you can all educate me.

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Global Box Office: Hrithik Versus Reddy

I haven’t done a box office post in ages, mostly because I got so depressed by how well Mission Mangal was doing I couldn’t handle it. But yaaaaay! Two movies I enjoyed and honestly think are good movies are also making money! (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Review (SPOILERS): The Big Historical Action Epic For People Who Like Big Historical Action Epics!

This is an interesting movie, partly because the plot goes here and there and everywhere. I’m gonna spoil it in this post, but I can’t possibly cover every plot twist, so even if you read the spoilers, the movie will still surprise you. If you want to be completely surprised, you can read this no spoilers post instead.

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Thursday Telugu: Nenu Naa Rakshisi, Where is Your Moral Line?

As I said when I announced this review, I can’t truly recommend this film as one for you to watch. It is odd and poorly put together. But it had some interesting ideas so I want to talk about it for a bit, even if no one watched it. Oh, and you can read the first non-spoiler half if you want an interesting discussion of film craftsmanship (who wouldn’t?).

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Directors Week: Puri Jaganaddh, An Openly Amoral Universe

Do you like Kill Bill? What about District B13? Or Ong-Bak Thai Warrior? Or anything Luc Bresson? If so, this is the director for you. If, on the other hand, you like your movies with deep relationships, moral conundrums, and emotions that make you cry, avoid!!!! You will hate him and, worse than that, not understand why I love him.

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Gang Leader Review (SPOILERS): Gang of Women

Again, SUCH a delightful movie!!!!! If you have a chance to watch it, you should read my other review and avoid spoilers. If you have seen it, come here to discuss. And if you want to find out the plot before watching for your own reasons, here are spoilers. Most of the delight of the film is in how it is presented, so even if you spoil yourself there is still plenty to enjoy.

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Recommendations Post: Happy Female Lead Films!

It came up in discussion that female lead films tend to be really dark. Which is true! But why should we watch a bunch of women be miserable and punished all the time? This is a post for us all to share recommendations for happy female lead films. And I’ll start with some of my favorites.

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Oh Baby Review (No Spoilers): Best Part About it Is Samantha’s Costumes

Yesterday I treated myself to a double bill, because I had the day off work and it’s super hot so I wanted movie theater air conditioning. This was a kind of random pick based on showtimes and the trailer looking cute. I don’t exactly regret watching it, but I’m also not super happy I did.

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Thursday Telugu: Mirchi Review Part 2, VERY VERY LONG

Like I said with Part 1, Mirchi was the first true Telugu film I watched, and I was super excited and wrote a very very long email to moviemavengal/Pardesi about it. And then a few years ago I took that email and turned it into a very very long review. Part 1 went up a bit ago, here is Part 2.

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