Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Lovely Bones (2002)




Susie Salmon (like the fish) gets raped and killed as a child by a neighbor at the beginning of the book. Ascended to her own version of Heaven, she watches and talks to us about her family, her killer and her friends - their thoughts and actions, how they come to terms with this "brutal" event in their life, and how some people never really let go and find different ways to accommodate their daughter/sister/friend's murder in their lives.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Life in a... Metro (2007)



With one movie, Anurag Basu rose quite high in my books as a director to look out for. Gangster was in many ways a complete movie for an Indian Movie audience and one of the best features of last year. Expectantly, Life in a... Metro was highly anticipated, especially with the movie repeating most of Basu cast & crew and a few more welcome actors. Basu sits right on top of the breed of Bhatt-nurtured directors who, if nothing else, have always made movies distinctly different from regular Bollywood fare.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Phantom (1996)



1996! It has been ten years since this movie was released and I am surprised I did not bother to watch it before. I've read a lot of The Phantom comic strips as a kid (along with Mandrake the Magician), and it was pleasing to see the hero on screen.