Archive for the ‘Documentaries’ Category

Honestly, as much as I’d loved all his previous books, I was a bit disappointed by Richard Dawkins‘ The God Delusion; not because the arguments weren’t sound but mostly because the entire book oozed with an air of arrogance. Of course, when you’re one of the smartest people on the planet, arrogance goes with the […]


The reality show, On The Lot is pretty pathetic but it does showcase some amazing talent. If you’ve been watching, you’re probably familiar with Zach Lipovsky‘s work. Two of his short films are probably the best on the show. Sunshine Girl: A little girl hides the Sun under her bed. Chaos ensues. Time Upon a […]


Black Friday

24Apr07

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_%282005_film%29 Anurag Kashyap‘s Black Friday is a commendable achievment. The film, an introspection on the 1993 Bombay blasts which left around 300 dead is as unbiased as one can get. Reviewed rapturously well at various international frestivals, this was something I’d been looking forward to for sometime. The film was completed in 2004 and premiered […]


  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) […]


———————————— United 93: Paul Greengrass http://imdb.com/title/tt0475276/ 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 […]


Contact

18Feb07

So what’s more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn’t exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn’t have to feel so small and alone?                                                        -Eleanor Arroway (Contact) Almost 6 years back, I went […]


Born into Brothels is an amazingly inspiring and uplifting documentary that puts other narrative documentaries to shame. The widely acclaimed film, written and directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman won the Academy Award back in 2005. I picked it up only because I had heard a lot about it and I thought I could get […]