Archive | February, 2009

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Oscars 2009: Slumdog Millionaire

Except for a few moments when Latika makes her choices, there is no ambiguous terrain that the characters face nor are the characters complex. “Slumdog Millionaire” is a movie of stunted characters with no space, no time and no questions around them whatsoever. Imagine that in comparison to the build up in last year’s winner […]

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Fever\Temperature

“Why isn’t our poetry black like the the exploding eyeballs Why doesn’t our poetry sing victorious- songs from the depths of the forest- like the irrepressible Niagara Why doesn’t our poetry gush with a red swollen face- like the Amazon in the season of rain” Attempted translation from Malayalam of Satchidanandan’s “Pani” On a feverish […]

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Oscars 2009: Milk – Review

Dan White: Society can’t exist without the family. Harvey Milk: We’re not against that. Dan White: Can two men reproduce? Harvey Milk: No, but God knows we keep trying. Cannes Winner Gus Van Sant’s ‘Milk’ is nominated for eight Oscars including the Best Picture. And rightfully so. ‘Milk’ is a beautiful movie. A biographical account […]

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Oscars 2009: FROST\NIXON – Review

NIXON: Those parties of yours.The ones I read about in the papers. Tell me…do you actually enjoy them? FROST: Yes, of course. NIXON: Really? You have no idea how fortunate that makes you. Liking people.And being liked having that …facility with people.That lightness.That charm. I don’t have it. Never have. Makes you wonder why I […]

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