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Someone Like You — Film Review

Remakes are often disappointing, but the Tamil version of the original Hindi film "A Wednesday" works well. Titled "Someone Like You" ("Unnaipol Oruvan") and directed by first-timer Chakri Toleti, it…

Reading Book of Blockade — Film Review

Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov has made brilliant experimental cinema, including the single-take "Russian Ark," but "Reading Book of Blockade" is not one among his greats.

Someone Like You — Film Review

Remakes are often disappointing, but the Tamil version of the original Hindi film "A Wednesday" works well. Titled "Someone Like You" ("Unnaipol Oruvan") and directed by first-timer Chakri Toleti, it…

Delhi 6 — Film Review

The film could have certainly had a tighter script, for it takes a long time to come to the point. Too many characters flit in and out of the screen, and in the end they appear two-dimensional and…

Gulaal — Film Review

Anurag Kashyap's "Gulaal" presents a giant of a canvas, and like an exuberant painter wanting to fill every corner of it with every conceivable color, the director touches upon a mind-boggling…

Dev.D — Film Review

It must have taken a lot of guts for Anurag Kashyap to have helmed "Dev.D." Based on the early 20th-century classic Bengali novel "Devdas," by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Kashyap's work follows…

Film Review: Disgrace

The white rule is over in South Africa and blacks give vent to their anger and frustration over the long virtual slavery they have had to endure. It is this transition that Steve Jacobs captures in…

Film Review: A Year Ago in Winter

Painting and poetry, music and melancholy breathe out of the frames in a smoothly crafted work that describes and dissects the angst of a Bavarian family.

Film Review: The Girl in the Park

A little stiff, a little stagy, it has been scripted rather unintelligently. Though well pace, the film is often unbelievable, its cast seemingly wasted on a story that is not even novel.

Valu — The Wild Bull — Film Review

Quite unlike the usual Marathi cinema with its raunchy dance numbers and double-meaning dialogues, this film is a sedate look at a remote village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Superpower — Film Review

The film, which will endear to arthouse fans and probably play at many festivals, traces the wretched plight of 70 employees of an electricity firm thrown out with notice.

Superpower

The film, which will endear to arthouse fans and probably play at many festivals, traces the wretched plight of 70 employees of an electricity firm thrown out with notice.