Author Archives: aathmanathan

MiniReviews: Chronicle (2012)

Think X-Men: Origins meets Cloverfield meets Carrie meets We Need to Talk About Kevin. Difference is, all of them have Jean Grey’s powers, Carrie’s mother is a man, and Kevin has a need to record every damn thing he does. … Continue reading

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The passage of an icon

The internet has more or less moved on from the theme of “Steve Jobs was the greatest person ever ever ever” and is now on “he wasn’t such a great guy after all, see he didn’t care for Chinese sweatshop … Continue reading

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Because you choose to…..

Scream 3 marked the end of the Scream series, at least till this year when they made part 4. The movie, which was meant to discuss horror trilogies, was reportedly a troubled production and met with a negative reception. While … Continue reading

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The Black Swan

What if you were part of a select group of highly competitive peers and then picked out amongst them with expectations of a spectacular performance, thus having to divide your time between an abusive teacher and an abusive parent who … Continue reading

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5 Iconic Movies Made Possible by Spectacular Idiocy

Character stupidity is the engine that drives slasher films, rom-coms and just about every Hindi film since 2000 or thereabouts. But even iconic films, the ones that we cherish and retain in our memory, have often been made possible through … Continue reading

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Udaan: The Best film of 2010

[Disclaimer: 1. I have not seen Peepli Live, or most of the other ‘critical’ hits of 2010 2. Spoilers if you haven’t seen Udaan] “Udaan” was ‘critically acclaimed’, which automatically gave it the kiss of death as far as viewership … Continue reading

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Bollywood and Science Fiction: Koi.. Mil Gaya

Bollywood’s biggest problem, apart from the Talebs in charge of the Censor Board (and their stone throwing “hurt-sentiment” brethren across the country) is that when making a film, everything is secondary to the Star act i.e. Star driving a sports … Continue reading

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