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Watch: Critics reveal how they decide how many stars a film should get

Sep 10, 2014

Watch: Critics reveal how they decide how many stars a film should get

In the latest episode of Film Stripped, three film critics debate the merits and demerits of adding star ratings to reviews. #Bollywood #Salman Khan #Hollywood #FilmCrit #movies #review #Rajkumar Hirani #audience #Critic #Star Rating
Gravity reignited my passion Sandra Bullock

Nov 06, 2013

Gravity reignited my passion Sandra Bullock

Actress Sandra Bullock says starring in new sci-fi thriller Gravity reignited her passion for filmmaking. #FilmCrit #Sandra Bullock #Alfonso Cuaron
Running commentary from a screening of Krrish 3

Nov 01, 2013

Running commentary from a screening of Krrish 3

The latest offering from Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan isn't likely to win any praise from critics, but for all its faults, this film is a giggle fest. Krrish 3 is an original made up of many badly-copied parts, which will make the film unbearable to those who have watched the Hollywood originals. #Priyanka Chopra #Hrithik Roshan #FilmCrit #Krrish 3 #Rakesh Roshan
Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani? Orientalism reigns supreme in Gravity

Oct 17, 2013

Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani? Orientalism reigns supreme in Gravity

The brown guy gets to play a buffoonish fool who sings Mera Joota Hai Japani but we don't even really see his face. George Clooney gets to spout half-baked bits of eastern spiritualism. Gravity happily peddles liberal doses of old-school Orientalism. #FilmCrit #Sandra Bullock #gravity #Alfonso Cuaron #Orientalism
10 questions for Abhinav Kashyap, after watching Besharam

Oct 03, 2013

10 questions for Abhinav Kashyap, after watching Besharam

Instead of demanding a refund, I'd like to ask you 10 questions and if you can answer them, were square. Does that sound like a deal? Awesome! Here we go: #Ranbir Kapoor #FilmCrit #Mercedes #Rishi Kapoor #Neetu Singh #Besharam #Lalit Pandit #Pallavi Sharda #Abhinav Singh Kashyap #Jaaved Jaafferi
Missed opportunity Why Chennai Express can't bridge the North-South divide

Aug 12, 2013

Missed opportunity Why Chennai Express can't bridge the North-South divide

North is north and south is south and never the twain shall meet. Shah Rukh Khan misses a golden opportunity to bridge the north-south divide in Chennai Express. #CultureDecoder #Shah Rukh Khan #FilmCrit #Rohit Shetty #Chennai Express
Retro-watch The Hindi film that thought of Google Glass before Google

Jun 27, 2013

Retro-watch The Hindi film that thought of Google Glass before Google

TP Sundaram's Trip to Moon (Chand Par Chadayee) was a science fiction story set mainly in space. Made in 1967, the film starred Dara Singh, Anwar Hussain, Bhagwan, G. Ratna and Padma Khanna. #Bollywood #FilmCrit #Dara Singh #Chaand Pe Chadayee #Padma Khanna #Indian science fiction
World War Z What's the point of a bloodless zombie movie?

Jun 24, 2013

World War Z What's the point of a bloodless zombie movie?

The point of World War Z the movie is to show us one man namely Brad Pitt can save the world. Sadly, that's what makes it boring, especially when compared to the original book. #Hollywood #FilmCrit #Brad Pitt #Zombies #World War Z #Zombie movies
Dear Karan Johar, do you really think gay men are like this?

May 07, 2013

Dear Karan Johar, do you really think gay men are like this?

Critics are gushing over Karan Johar's brave film in the Bombay Talkies and how hard hitting it is. But for gays, rarely shown with any empathy on Bollywood screens, it hits hard in all the wrong places - mostly below the belt. #Karan Johar #FilmCrit #Rani Mukherji #Bombay Talkies
25 years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Why it's one of Bollywood's best

Apr 29, 2013

25 years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Why it's one of Bollywood's best

Twenty five years ago on this day, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla invaded Bollywood with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Decades on, the film remains one of the best Bollywood has ever seen. #Bollywood #Aamir Khan #Juhi Chawla #FilmCrit #Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak