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Yearly Archives: 2012

Nine Things I learned from NEPV

Noble spoilers ahead… That there can be a lonely participant in a debate competition when Nithya speaks so much about forgiving and forgetting. It only indicates that the director has forgotten that debate and extempore are not the same and reminds us that we should forgive him for being an anti…

Flipped (2010)

“A girl like that doesn’t live next door to everyone”, says his grandfather. And that succinctly tells what the movie Flipped is all about. More than being a story in which Juli and Bryce narrate their viewpoints of the same events, it draws a beautiful portrait of a…

Stadium Nuts (1972)

They don’t make ’em like this anymore! Or do they? After a farcical adventure in Rookies Run Amok, a war parody by Les Charlots a.k.a. the “The Crazy Boys“, they come together to spend their vacation by camping near a village, which is preparing itself…

Awakenings (1990)

Awakenings, oozing with genuine emotions, surpasses being a pure medical drama and touches upon the power of everlasting human spirit, which still keeps this world running. Based on a book of true events in 1969 surrounding the brief awakenings of catatonic patients suffering from encephalitis, the film is a profoundly moving experience…

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)

Philately is a dying hobby, practically extinct, in the current generation. While being a kid during the 80s, you’d have certainly sunk in the rage of collecting stamps and trading them among friends and other circles. Parents then always encouraged their kids to collect stamps because the younger generation could…