Archive for February 2013

Certified Copy(2010)

Certified Copy 2010 (Original French Title: Copie conforme) Dir:Abbas Kiarostami A writer is delivering a lecture on his book about art, in the Tuscan province of Arezzo. He is late and the camera is fixed on the podium.The writer James(William… Read More ›

Argo (2012)

Argo dir.Ben Affleck The bad guy in this thriller is a gigantic poster of Ayatollah Khomeini,glaring down at lesser mortals, anywhere you dare to look in post revolution Iran.Just before the 1979 revolution in which the Shah left the country on… Read More ›

Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012) Dir:Tom Hooper What a formidable year Hollywood has had.The cherry on top should be a period musical and Les Misérables appears magically, bang in the middle of the Oscar season to stir things up.Musicals do not appear… Read More ›

Hitchcock(2013)

Hitchcock(2013) Dir: Sacha Gervasi [on Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini] Those Italian fellows are a hundred years ahead of us. Blow-Up (1966) and 8½ (1963) are bloody masterpieces. – Alfred Hitchcock 1978 And yet Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo has just… Read More ›

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo Some pictures from a recent visit to the Singapore Zoo.It was a rainy day which for a rainforest zoo should be good weather.A good zoo is always worth braving the elements.

Special 26 (2013)

Special 26 (2013) Dir Neeraj Pandey India should be bursting with original stories.But Bollywood remains wedded to the big fat wedding formula and its hackneyed variations.Of late, there is a tendency to present the same stories in new settings, using… Read More ›

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