A recap of a panel discussion on OTT platforms that I attended during SGIFF 2019.
Mysskin daubs a criminal investigation with generous splashes of philosophy.
The hallmark of a great critic is being able to identify the fundamental flaw in a film, when you criticise it. Truffaut does it beautifully in his review of Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon).
Some filmmakers are happy performing superficial gimmicks and manage to fool a section of the audience that there’s some depth to their work. Karthik Subbaraj demonstrated this in Iraivi. Now it’s Pushkar-Gayathri’s turn in Vikram Vedha.
The true hallmark of a master is in using such blemishes to create magic.
You cannot simply ignore the sequel of a film that was so close to you that you knew each dialogue by heart. You do not simply shun the sequel of a film that depicted an essential part of your childhood on-screen.
Thoughts on a recent interaction session with Anurag Kashyap and Black Friday.
One of the key parts for the machinery of male chauvinism to operate in India, is women themselves.