Thursday, November 12 2009
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
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
The shorts in this international, 9/11-inspired collection range from masterpieces to messes.
Thursday, April 26 2007
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
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.
Friday, September 10 2004
Ah, to be young, bright, and scheming in 19th-century Britain!"
Sunday, January 1 1995
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.