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Mira Nair

Features

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, February 2 2010

Amelia

Scenes of Amelia Earhart's early career as a social worker at a racially integrated settlement house in Boston were taken out, as were other critical facts.


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.


Thursday, October 22 2009

Amelia

Amelia provides only a cursory look at Earhart's commercialization, more a way to delineate her marriage troubles than investigate her self-image or her treatment as a pop star.


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.


Sunday, March 11 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.


Blogs

Friday, October 9 2009

Amelia dir. Mira Nair (new film / trailer)

The legacy of iconic pilot Amelia Earhart still sparks curiosity today. Amelia Earhart is now the subject of a new biopic simply entitled, Amelia, starring


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