Category: Movie Reviews

Pad Man (2018)

Men, and the society they run, usually only care about women’s bodies when it benefits them: Sex. Pregnancy. Household labor. But not their overall health, their care, their desires. When women push for change, they […]

Review: No One Killed Jessica (2011)

The public sphere, the masculine world, has rules and regulations. Logic. Laws. It decides what one life, or 200 lives, are worth. It is a world of violence. Women are told to keep out, because […]

Review: Beyond Bollywood (2013)

The documentary Beyond Bollywood provides a brief look at the lives of people who help make the film industry run. Pooja is a backup dancer who aspires to more. Harry is a white Australian who […]

Review: Raja, Rasoi, aur Anya Kahaniyan, Episode 1 (2014)

“Is cooking too stereotypical?” I wondered. After all, I enjoy cooking now but eschewed it while I was growing up because it’s girls’ stuff. “Where are all the women?” I wondered, as I watched the […]

Review: Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Episode 1 (2015)

They are often in just half-light, faces highlighted by dark shadow and lanterns. They are mannered, stiff, the blocking stagey like a play, not a television show or movie. Tagore’s original stories span the 1890s […]

Kahaani (2012)

Vidya (Vidya Balan) moves slowly in the world of men. Her large pregnant belly requires she take up space they don’t want to cede. Taxi drivers and police tell her she should be at home, […]

Toonpur Ka Super Hero movie poster

Review: Toonpur Ka Super Hero (2011)

Children’s media can be particularly difficult to critique because it’s simple by design. A plot or joke an adult has heard a million times is a new experience to a child. Additionally, not every studio […]