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Sep 10, 2014
Watch: Critics reveal how they decide how many stars a film should getIn the latest episode of Film Stripped, three film critics debate the merits and demerits of adding star ratings to reviews.
Nov 06, 2013
Gravity reignited my passion: Sandra BullockActress Sandra Bullock says starring in new sci-fi thriller Gravity reignited her passion for filmmaking.
Nov 01, 2013
Running commentary from a screening of Krrish 3The 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.
Oct 17, 2013
Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani? Orientalism reigns supreme in GravityThe 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.
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, we’re square. Does that sound like a deal? Awesome! Here we go:
Aug 12, 2013
Missed opportunity: Why Chennai Express can't bridge the North-South divideNorth 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.
Jun 27, 2013
Retro-watch: The Hindi film that thought of Google Glass before GoogleTP 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.
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.
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.
Apr 29, 2013
25 years of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: Why it's one of Bollywood's bestTwenty 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.