Category: Movie Reviews

Review: 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, […]

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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 […]

Review: I, Me, aur Main (2013)

A Bollywood movie about a man that is actually about women? Ostensibly, I, Me, aur Main follows Ishaan’s (John Abraham) maturity and acceptance of his responsibilities. Ishaan is the typical modern romantic hero: handsome, charming, […]

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Review: Parched (2016)

CW: Rape, sexual assault, physical abuse   Parched is beautiful and brutal. It follows the cycles of time: the time of year (the plot points converge on the Dussehra festival), the time of live (marriage, […]

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Review: Bollywood Hollywood (2002)

While a fun exploration of common Bolly-tropes, Bollywood Hollywood suffers from two things: It focuses on the male character, who is even more boring because of all those tropes It was made a few years […]

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Review: Alone (2015)

A dark and stormy night. A tree falls in a rural estate. A woman in a coma rushed to the hospital. And evil spirit (or is it?) wreaks havoc on the living as dark secrets […]

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Review: Ragini MMS 2 (2014)

As a companion piece to its predecessor, Ragini MMS 2 is fascinating. As a stand-alone movie, it suffers an identity crisis. Following the original film’s found footage premise, this sequel follows a production that is […]

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Review: A Gentleman (2017)

A Gentleman asks its male lead: What do you want? He replies: someone to love, children, a house, a minivan, a family. A Gentleman asks its female lead: What do you want? She replies: A […]

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Review: Ragini MMS (2011)

Horror movies are particularly difficult to analyze. They often punish vices like premarital sex, but also often present a young woman who is resourceful and brave. But her reward, that is her life, is because […]

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Review: Rang de Basanti (2006)

Quick review: rang de Basanti is a beautiful, moving film about how easy it can be to ignore the past and the importance of revolution. Only watch it if you are in the mood to […]