Tag: feminism

Awards and Representation

This past weekend saw the 90th Academy Awards here in the States. It was pretty exciting in a few ways: for the first time, a black man (or black person at all) won best screenplay. […]

Review: 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 […]

Where is Mom? Motherhood in Contemporary Bollywood Movies

My mother introduced me to film, both Hollywood and Bollywood. She patiently sat through countless terrible children’s movies, she slowly introduced me to good cinema. She insisted on staying through the credits. Ma loved pop […]

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 […]

“The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017”

In 2017, women comprised 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 17% in 2016 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

“We still have taboos on the words sex and condoms: Bipasha Basu on endorsing a contraceptive brand”

Let’s talk more, read more, and learn more about simple precautions. With condoms, you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex, which can curb HIV and STD cases. “We still have taboos on the words […]