Bob Biswas and the company he keeps: What movies say about assassins
What keeps movie assassins from getting waylaid is an unwritten personal code espousing Spartan discipline, a loner lifestyle, and a severe reluctance to display emotion.
How pro-wrestling’s combination of sports and spectacle won me over (and helped me understand America)
At the turn of the millennium, when most Indian households such as ours did not have access to the internet, it was pro-wrestling that helped me understand what America was thinking on a weekly basis.
Why Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is a successful adaptation of an unfilmable novel
If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed, Stanley Kubrick said. Denis Villeneuve proves him right with Dune.
In Ram's Taramani, a romance wrapped in social conflict makes way for reflections on memory
In the 2017 Tamil film Taramani, what makes the otherwise commonplace story of a toxic relationship unique is director Ram’s left-field perspective, which I had missed in my early viewings.