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Your Friendly Neighbourhood Monster

DV.jpg Victor Frankenstein stands in his an attic-laboratory, hugging the corpse covered in white cloth. As the skies rumble outside with lightening and thunder, faint smoke rises from its body, hinting at a......read more
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The Guy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

DVD.jpg I’d been hearing good things about Jeff, Who Lives At Home for some time. That it was a good example of the mumblecore cinema, a style that’s catching on rapidly around the globe, given how it works o......read more
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50 Years on, Still an Object of Desire

DV.jpg There have been many, many films featuring flirty little girls and madly obsessed middle-aged men. But nothing has come close to the original Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is said Vladimir N......read more
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Twilight Sagas

DVD.jpg Producing variations on a successful theme is a preferred Hollywood tactic; why fix it if it earns millions of dollars or clumps of awards or both? Studios zealously track each other’s development sla......read more
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Those were the days, my friend

DVD.jpg Revisiting a film that was made in the ’70s, which evoked the ’60s, is a particular pleasure, especially when it is American Graffiti. In films deemed classics, which you see much after they were made......read more
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Silences of the heart

DVD Review.jpg 27 Down Cinemas Of India, Rs 199 One of the near-forgotten gems that NFDC’s Cinemas Of India DVD series has rescued is a film called 27 Down. It came out in 1974, just a year after Amitabh Bachchan h......read more
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All Fun and Gay

DEV.jpg I’ve been curious about this film ever since I saw the patrician Christopher Plummer delivering a peach of a speech after accepting the Best Supporting Actor trophy at the Oscars this year. For some r......read more
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Sentimentally Yours

DVD Review.jpg The Help Reliance Entertainment, Rs 599 By now, we have all heard Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer give tearful speeches at awards ceremonies. We have heard about the sacrifices made by generations o......read more
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Coming of Age

DVD.jpg Before the 2010 disaster of a movie, Sex and The City, the television series, actually had a pretty good reputation: it began life as an under-the-radar hit, then became a cultural phenomenon that mad......read more
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Head in the Air

DV.jpg Enemies come in many shapes. In the case of the spiky-haired, tomboyish Reshma Valliapan, however, they arrived one morning in no form or figure — as voices that screamed in her head and drove her cra......read more
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Seriously Funny

Jaane bhi do yaaro.jpg DVD: Jaane bhi do yaaro NFDC, Cinemas Of India, Double disc DVD, Rs 199 How many times can you see Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro? If you are me, any ol’ time at all. Every time I sit down to it, I tell myself ......read more
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Gently Going Sideways

DVD Review.jpg About Schmidt Reliance Home Video, Rs 499 If there’s a persona that Jack Nicholson has nailed, better than almost anyone else, it is the irascible, dislikeable middle-aged fellow, thinning hair, thi......read more
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Tales from Home and Away

DVD.jpg * Katha Sagar * Reliance Home Video * 8 DVDs- Rs 2499 In the late Eighties, when there was still only Doordarshan, a generation of Indians “discovered” literature from the world over in the form of ......read more
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A Day and Night Star

DVD.jpg If, like me, you are always looking for an excuse to re-visit old favourites, the announcement of an award is usually a good opportunity. Soumitra Chatterjee may have received the intimation of the ri......read more