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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
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

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The five archetypes of Bollywood dream girls

Oct 03, 2011

The five archetypes of Bollywood dream girls

Since the sixties, the female stars have reliably played to certain archetypes. They were predictable, but also had a signature style. But many are now going quietly extinct. #Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan #Meena Kumari #FilmCrit #Kareena Kapoor #Madhubala
Bollywoods curse of the cerebral women

Aug 02, 2011

Bollywoods curse of the cerebral women

To have a cerebral woman hold sway in a filmi narrative is the final frontier. #FilmCrit #Arundhati Roy #Simi Garewal #cerebral women