Archive for March, 2007

  Ikiru (To Live): Akira Kurosowa (1952) Inspite of being over 50 years old, this film still managed to strike a chord. I love themes that dwell on death and the regrets that people have when facing their own mortality (nope I’m not THAT guy) and needless to say, Kurosawa was a genius. Watanabe (Takashi Shimura) […] I just got back from a massive stage production conducted by Christ College, Bangalore and Script People’s Theater called Vision 2020: The Trilogy. Now, over four years of college, we were subjected to plays that never deviated from the usual nativity/crucification/revival plot lines and so this was a welcome change. I’m still unsure as […]

Remember Lester Burnham? Remember how he freed himself from the shackles of corporate and marital slavery? (Yes I said marital slavery) Remember how he lived? Remember how he died? Sometimes I think I want to be more like that. I want to be the kind of guy who can afford to quit his job and […]

Work is driving me nuts. One thing about working in a huge firm is that you tend to feel insignificant most/all of the time. There seems to be no meaning in anything you do…no greater good. You walk around like a zombie all day and do whatever you’re told without thinking twice about it. I’m […]

How depressed does a comedian have to be to actually kill himself? Acclaimed funny man, Richard Jeni apparently shot himself recently. Truly one of the greatest stand up artistes  ever. Reminds me of a story Rorschach narrates in Watchmen. Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. […]

———————————— United 93: Paul Greengrass This is one film I can probably never watch again. Not that it was a bad movie…in fact it is a brilliant film, but it’s far too gut wrenching to sit through. The story of United Airlines 93, the one plane that did not hit it’s target on September […]

   The Fountain: Darren Aronofsky I’ve watched this three times now and I’ve finally decided what I feel about this film. Disappointment. Blame my sky high expectations. Death, love and immortality…this could have been a brilliant film IF Aronofsky knew what he wanted to say. Sadly, after all the seemingly profound discourses and stunning […]