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Thursday, November 12 2009

Monsoon Wedding (The Criterion Collection)

A family drama, as mosaic of modern, globalizing India, as a love story that sneaks up on you, and as a discourse on post-modernity and tradition.


Tuesday, November 27 2007

The Namesake

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.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

September 11

The shorts in this international, 9/11-inspired collection range from masterpieces to messes.


Thursday, April 26 2007

Full Frame 1: Enlightenment Sought in Darkened Theatres

Our trio hunkers down comfortably in climate-controlled theatres to view the beautiful (and not so beautiful, and seldom as comfortable) chaos of the outside world through the gaze of the modern documentarian. And Michael Moore, nice fellow that he is, shares his slurpy.


Wednesday, March 21 2007

Unbridled with Life: Interview with Mira Nair

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

The Namesake (2006)

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.


Friday, September 10 2004

Vanity Fair (2004)

Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"


Sunday, January 1 1995

Monsoon Wedding (2002)

If Nair's romance of India is a bit too 'exotic' for you, there are always the worn out cliches about flowers, and beauty and love.


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