Category Archives: Movies

Don’t care for most new films but great dialogues in the classics get me going

By Bikram Vohra

used to love going to the movies. Now it is like planning an expedition. Climbing Everest would be easier. I have become so accustomed to the six-inch iPad or the smaller mobile phone that the huge screen and the 24-speaker sound system leave me exhausted. Add to that folks who saunter in late in groups like they are doing you a favour, stamp on your toes, giggling and yakking. Behind you, the crunch munch of crispy food, and you wonder why you spent so much money to torture yourself.

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Jack Nicholson and the film where a dog is flung in the trash

By Nivriti Butalia

If an actor is going to throw a dog down a garbage chute, it better be Jack Nicholson. A pretty boy doing the throwing would be just vile. Dog in the chute is that classic scene in As Good As It Gets, a film I watched again some months ago. It was still hilarious and as endearing as the previous time.

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Cat Stevens’ songs and a movie for sons who miss their dads

By Alvin R. Cabral

The first time I heard the song Father and Son was in 1995. It was the cover by Boyzone. The Irish group was in the midst of the boy band boom in that decade which was flush with teenybopper fads; girls were going gaga over these cutesy lads, while the boys were trying to mimic those (sometimes silly) dance steps to get the ladies’ attention.

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Mushrooms can be a tool to wield power over your partner

By Anamika Chatterjee

All love isn’t saccharine. Some loves destroy… without actually claiming lives. The foundation of any romance is the joy of discovering someone you are attracted to. The newness of a relationship makes togetherness look more exciting than it really is. However, discovery can lead to discomfort. The mundanity of everyday life can sanitise notions of romance, peel off the rose-tinted layers with which one constructs a fairytale.

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Happiness lies in watching this galaxy with my siblings

By Keith Pereña

Star Wars has always been a part of my life. One evening back in my family’s first home in Manila, I binged on the original trilogy. Seated on our plastic couch, my eyes shimmered every time an X-wing blitzed past or when Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader battled it out. Star Wars became one of my primary interests and I ached to share the magic of the films with someone. It was only a couple of years later that I found someone to share my tales of the galaxy far, far away with — my brothers.

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