Tuesday, May 27 2008
This hastily crafted Sikh/Muslim love story is barely salvaged by lush cinematography and a few fine performances.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
Whatever else you get out of this movie -- a give-take equation that depends largely on your willingness to follow Nair’s lead -- it’s worth watching for Tabu’s superlative turn alone, which would earn her an Oscar if there were any justice in the First World.
Wednesday, March 21 2007
With The Namesake, based on Jhumpa Lahiri's popular novel, Mira Nair has found an ideal subject -- a family full of complex characters who spend their lives traversing traditions and expectations.
Monday, March 12 2007
Attentive to surfaces as well as nuances, Mira Nair's adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, is about legacies and responsibilities, ambitions and dislocations.
Monday, May 1 2006
The warrior tries to lose himself in the Himalayas, where, director Asif Kapadia says, they used fans to blow sand, which clogged machinery and nostrils: 'I will not be doing a sandstorm shoot again in a hurry, I tell you.'"
Friday, July 29 2005
As efficient as he has been over his long and fearful career, Lafcadia's will to change comes on him with a rush.