Category Archives: Notes on Movies

Movie Review: Stranger than Fiction

Can a demonstration of the universal conflict between comedy and tragedy make for an entertaining movie? Stranger than Fiction is exactly that and yet, essentially experimental as it is, it makes for a surprisingly entertaining, even riveting, narrative. The major … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

I’d like to get this out of the way at the outset: Kingsman is a fantasy—a very much masculine one at that—and conjures a world that, arguably, only ever existed in the (possibly male) imagination. And I am well aware … Continue reading

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Notes and Musings on Literature and Movies: A Cosmic Shift

At one point of time, in awe of majestic cosmic questions, I scoffed at the mundane everyday world of easy familiarity, routines, and relationships. How, I wondered, could the trivial details of human existence and its everyday mechanics be even … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Movies, Writing, and Blogging: The Romance of Unfinished Blog Posts and Suchlike Paraphernalia

The time is just ripe to abandon all semblances of modesty and humility and talk about a subject that has, over the almost two years that I’ve been blogging and the cumulative half a year I’ve been down with—what I … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature and Movies: The Time Travel Motif in Movies and Popular Fiction

The other day I happened to be watching The Time Traveller’s Wife on TV. It got me thinking about the myriad creative forms in which the time travel motif has been made use of in movies and popular fiction. Off the top … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies: Source Code: A Garden of Forking Paths

The reason Source Code works for me while a movie like Deja Vu doesn’t is because it’s drawn using clean straight lines with the kind of geometric precision and simplicity that Borges’s stories are known for. Unlike Deja Vu, it doesn’t weigh … Continue reading

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Notes on Movies: The Film Club: An Imaginary Review à la Borges

I haven’t read The Film Club. Just browsed through it during my last visit to the bookshop. The first paragraph is fact. The second paragraph is mostly about what I think the book should be like. Rather, it’s about what … Continue reading

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