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
Tag Archives: Telugu
Friday WatchAlong: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy! Because It’s Big and Pretty and I Am Sick, starting at 3pm Chicago Time
I’m sick, but I still want to do a watchalong! Partly because I have to be all isolated so I need virtual company.Continue reading
RRR Review (SPOILERS): A Happy Little Slice of Fictional History!
What a delightful movie this is! I am so excited to force all my friends to go see it with me! It’s totally ridiculous and happy and silly and entertaining.Continue reading
Love Story Review (SPOILERS): Intersectionality, The Love Story
What a good movie! Yes, the end totally fell apart, but it bravely confronted all kinds of big scary issues along the way. Read on if you won’t have the chance to see it, are not interested in a romance film, or are interested but need to be spoiled first so you can relax and enjoy it.Continue reading
Love Story Review (No Spoilers): Class, Caste, Romance, and Dance!
Woot! It’s a Love Story! The title did not tell a lie. It’s not the best most satisfying love story I have ever seen, but it is for sure a love story. If you are considering seeing it, I will warn you now that the end bit is EXTREMELY stressful. And I give you the option of finding out what happens even in this No Spoilers review if you just can’t relax and enjoy a movie with that kind of stress.Continue reading
Bheeshma Review: A Suck Hole of Awful
The torture! The pain!!! The never ending AGONY!!!! Those of you who suffered with Srinivasa Kalyanam with me understand what I have gone through. It’s that movie all over again, and this time we are being lectured about organic farming.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: For Sai Pallavi’s Birthday, a Case Study of a Southern Heroine
I find the differences in how heroines start between industries FASCINATING. I can’t possibly cover every possible variation, but I can use Sai Pallavi as a jumping off point to talk about how it can sometimes happen.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Christmas Week: Godavari! A Sweet Family Boat Trip Holiday Love Story
Another super happy sweet Sekhar Kammula Telugu film with an awesome heroine and a nice hero! Really, he’s just the best director.Continue reading
Christmas Week: Anand! A Happy World, Happy Family, Happy Love Story Kind of Movie
This is such a lovely film. Really, I recommend it. You need to get used to it a bit, like a hot bath, but once you sink in and lose yourself, you will love it.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun/Historic Films Week: Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Swords and Wigs and Jewelry and Dancing Girls and British, OH MY!!!!
This is a very very fun silly historic film. It’s over the top in the very best possible way, and super fun too!Continue reading
2010 Week: Darling! Prabhas Being Charming in the Middle of a Pointless Plot for 3 Hours
What a delightfully silly inconsequential movie. There is no real “reason” to watch it, besides it just making you smile. Oh, and yes, as I was told, Prabhas’ rough voice saying “darling” is indeed addictive and delightful.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Eega! Or Makhi! Or Eecha! Whatever You Call It, It’s Super Fun!
This is just the happiest movie. And it sounds stupid when you try to describe it. Stupid, and kind of sad.Continue reading
Thursday Telugu: Ninne Pelladatha! Watch Nagarjuna Fall in Love With Tabu
Happy Tabu Birthday Week! Here is a movie in which she is effortlessly incredibly charming, and helps the movie itself also be effortlessly incredibly charming.Continue reading
Thursday Telugu: Julayi, One of Those Fun Telugu Action Films That is Smarter Than it Needs to Be
I did it! I watched a new Telugu movie for the first time in ages. And it was fun. Not groundbreaking, but fun.Continue reading
Daily Hrithik-Tiger Shipping Post: What Other Casting Options Would We Use for War?
Let’s recast this sucker! Mostly so I can make it female-female, but I would also be okay with male-female.Continue reading
Thursday Telugu: Spyder, Mahesh Babu’s Darker Action Film
Such an interesting movie! It has flaws, sure, but it’s still one of Mahesh’s more interesting resent films. I wish it was a bigger hit.Continue reading
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)Continue reading
New Posters for Southern Movies! Mostly a Post to Talk about Madhavan’s Hair
Forgive me, I have Madhavan THOUGHTS, and I need to share them. And I am going to put a thin camouflage over that need by also addressing other upcoming film posters from the south.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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?).Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading