Performing Shakespeare in India is a prickly business. It’s probably easier if the entire troupe is Indian, there’s little chance of stiffness and awkwardness being attendant upon the scene, but when the director is British! Oh dear. It’s a little like that Gloria Gaynor song, “And so you’re back! From outer space, I just walked […]Read more "A play"
I’ve actually watched a bunch of movies and been reading/re-reading some books but nothing quite stirred up the spirit of contrariety within me as Vidya Balan’s new movie Tumhari Sulu. Directed by Suresh Triveni the movie is funny, authentic- and in the tradition of Bollywood movies of the past 10 years – very visually appealing. […]Read more "Tumhari Sulu"
Nothing’s as creepy as the past, and the early eighties were indeed a creepy time. E.g. examine the font they used for the opening credits of TV shows. Why does every one wear brown? Even the cars seem to be wood paneled. Stranger Things has a distinct 30- years-ago aesthetic, and it works- I was […]Read more "Stranger Things"
Watching the Kiera Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice is a bit like watching the Twilight version of Jane Austen. If you’ve ever wondered how bad it was possible to make a movie I recommend watching 1) Twilight movies 2) The Harry Potter movies 3) The 2005 Pride and Prejudice. This movie has apparently been […]Read more "Pride and Prejudice (2005)"
To be honest, for some reason I though this would be a movie about going into labour. Why not? Anime never seems to shy away from stuff that seems gross in typical Hollywood fare. It’s what I like about anime too (not all the very gross stuff- I remember in one movie the school kids […]Read more "5 Centimeters Per Second"
Tears and then more tears. I think we (all the fans) all turned into running faucets and spilling over bath tubs – oceans of salt water was slopping around. I loved the finale. I knew that the internet was not a safe place for me until I watched it . Spoilers would lurk everywhere, especially […]Read more "The Vampire Diaries-S8Ep16- Finale"
Reviewing a play would be a bit of a departure from tradition at the eagerreviewer but here we go… Ivo van Hove’s take on Henik Ibsen’s 19th century play Hedda Gabler. The play opens in a large, practically empty room. Newly weds Tesman and Hedda Gabler are back from a six month honeymoon.As friends traipse […]Read more "Hedda Gabler"
Thank you so very much for how miserable all the characters were here. It was such a downer I kind of wanted to use Kelly Donovon’s handy little weapon on myself and end it all :(. This is extreme drama I know, but frankly I am not a Steroline fan. Steroline getting married is …fourth […]Read more "TVD Season 8 Episode 15"
Oh gods.No words to describe the eternal boredom of S8 episode 12. There’s a touch of miserable realism in the scene where Stefan is arrested and can’t compel himself out of it. My fantasy filled series has been ruined.I’m so depressed. Couldn’t he have had his humanity under happier circumstances? All leading up to Stelena […]Read more "TVD-S8 Episode 12"
I couldn’t help a small,tiny, and very bleak chuckle as I wrote that title. The Vampire Diaries really does not let go even when it hit its low plot-less point.Kind of like a bad relationship, you just hung on to it and hoped your hopes would be rewarded when it got back to what you […]Read more "TVD 4Evr"