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Caption: 2010s

Larry Crowne: Schooling and Scootering

I picked Larry Crowne for its poster. It maybe a tribute to the endearing classic Roman Holiday but Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts riding gleefully on a scooter can never take a pass. Somehow, the sound of vintage scooters in movies enchants me. Old age scooters revving with low key grunts and…

July 18, 2016
12: 42 AM

Tracks: Poetry through Perseverance

Tracks can monopolize your thoughts after a single viewing. Faraway in the depths of the Australian Outback, an expansive, uncouth terrain filled with dunes and red dust and fuming waterholes and sacred spaces and secluded settlements and solitary ruins and remains of dead animals crackling in the sandy winds like dried leaves…

Visaranai (2016)

When fear becomes paranoia… It takes time to convince you; to convince that it is not happening to the characters on screen but to you.  Vetrimaaran does that nonchalantly in less than two hours with a gritty and nerve-racking tale that succeeds not in just hanging a sordid picture of the…

Scenic Route (2013)

Scenic Route may not achieve that full catharsis through heated conversations, which spiral out between two friends stranded on a secluded desert highway but it certainly transcends the sophisticated boundaries that friends usually set for themselves. And during moments of dire conflicts, they lose sensitivity, and reverence for each other and merely…

Sinister (2012)

They say that nothing’s truly original. It’s the unique blend of cliches that makes something seem original. Sinister derives all tried and tested elements of horror and masterfully churns them into an intriguing yet shuddering ride into the darkly world of occult myths and soul cannibalism. For a movie that…