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September 2012

The Master – Movie Review

By | 2017-08-26T01:59:47+00:00 September 29th, 2012|Movie Review, talkies, Video|

The master and the disciple part ways, when Dodd realizes that in Freddie, he has hit a wall, and maybe his methods will not work on Freddie who will serve no master. Dodd says "If you figure out a way to live without a master, any master, be sure to let the rest of us know, for you would be the first in the history of the world."

April 2011

Santosh Sivan’s Urumi – Review

By | 2017-08-26T02:03:55+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Movie Review, talkies, Video|

Prithviraj disappoints. Then again I am back from watching Mohanlal's Chinatown, so disappointment needs to be understood as occurring when there is hope left. Mohanlal cannot disappoint me anymore. Prithvi loses control at critical junctures in the movie. This is the same actor who gave extrememly controlled performances in Vasthavam and Thalappavu, but he loses it occasionally in "Urumi".

March 2011

Are you sure…

By | 2011-03-17T20:14:06+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Poetry, Trivia, Video|

....the best thing that ever happened to television is LOST. httpv:// Oh, look around you Look down the bar from you at the  faces that you see Are you sure [...]

December 2010

If history is any indicator….

By | 2010-12-18T23:32:55+00:00 December 10th, 2010|Politics, Video|

I agree that human rights include the right to food and shelter, which the Chinese are trying hard to provide. But to quote an Indian revolutionary, "Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right."

November 2010

August 2010

The Best Cigarette

By | 2011-02-10T13:53:19+00:00 August 18th, 2010|Poetry, Video|

Smoking used to be sexy, it used to be a sign of that creative energy symbolized by Albert Camus and Hemingway and Picasso and Guru Dutt and MT Vasudevan Nair and a thousand other literary geniuses. Smoking isn't sexy anymore. Cigarette smokers are outcasts in almost all walks of life.