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Genre: Movies

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…

May 30, 2016
2: 50 AM

Tamil Cinema

You wait in a queue leading to the counter. It maybe a short queue but the wait is long enough to bother you. Sometimes, it’s the excitement, the build-up to the show that keeps you hanging there. You do a rapid scanning of the seats and choose the center…

Hush (2016)

Along the lines of a few masterfully made Intruder thrillers like Funny Games, Panic Room comes Hush in a color much darker and with a fear more visceral in nature. If you had watched the opening scenes of Scream, in which Drew Barrymore’s character is stalked by an unknown caller…

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…