Shalini Langer The Indian Express Group

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No Surprises

Saturday 4 January '14

Mitty (Stiller) is a ‘negative assets manager’ at Life magazine, which is about to bring out its last issue in print.
Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Friday 3 January '14

There's nothing that comes as a surprise in Walter Mitty.
Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Friday 3 January '14

The Wolf of Wall Street is about unsettling excess.
Faux Documentary

Saturday 28 December '13

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, produced by BBC Earth and named after a BBC TV documentary mini-series, takes its dinosaurs seriously.
Engrossing and Intense

Saturday 28 December '13

Nolan’s backstory is told through flashbacks to the life he and his loving wife shared.
Movie review: Paul Walker's last outing 'Hours'

Friday 27 December '13

Paul Walker, who died last month in a car crash, ventures as far away as he can from his Fast & Furious roles.
Movie review: 'Walking with the Dinosaurs 3D'

Friday 27 December '13

Can Walking With Dinosaurs have the prattle of Happy Feet?
Little to Sink Your Teeth Into

Saturday 21 December '13

Food that has become monstrous had already been dealt with in the first part, and so there is little to startle us here.
Review: 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'

Friday 20 December '13

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 lives true to that fear, with a riot of colours for imagination.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Saturday 14 December '13

It’s an interesting story, and ripe for the telling by Spike Lee, whose heroes are generally tortured souls.
Hobbit! Dwarves! Action!

Friday 13 December '13

This tale is less about the big battles but the little people who fight them.
Notable, Not Exceptional

Saturday 7 December '13

A large part of it has to again do with Jennifer Lawrence.
Movie Review: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

Friday 6 December '13

This second part of the successful Hunger Games trilogy manages to carve itself a notable space.
Vicky Donor Without the Sting

Saturday 30 November '13

We could almost be talking about Vicky Donor, but minus all its insights.
A Call to Arms, A surrender to Commercial Cinema

Saturday 30 November '13

For 'Bullett Raja', the extra 't' for emphasis, is a potboiler with little pretensions to realism.
Movie review: Delivery Man

Friday 29 November '13

Delivery Man, actually a remake of Scott's successful French-Canadian film Starbuck, plays it straight.
'Bullett Raja' only comes across as a wannabe bloodfest

Friday 29 November '13

For 'Bullett Raja', the extra 't' for emphasis, is a potboiler with little pretensions to realism.
Been There, Done That

Saturday 23 November '13

Four men, a bachelor party, a wedding and Las Vegas — and it isn’t The Hangover.
Trying to be Different, in Vain

Saturday 23 November '13

Let's just say you should be grateful Karan Johar doesn’t see an India beyond the metros more often.
Movie Review: 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein'

Friday 22 November '13

Due to the sheer artificiality of Kareena's character, Imran Khan's emphasised shallowness runs deeper.


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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