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2014 / English / Movie Review / Short Take

Fleeting Thoughts on Chef, Lucy, Neeson, Blue Ruin and Rover

Jon Favreau’s Chef did the impossible. It pulled me out of hibernation. Much like the movie’s premise to do your own thing, and to do what you do best, Chef worked for me at the meta level and gently nudged me to re-start writing about movies. So, DUN…DUN…DUN…presenting the resurrection of Prakash J with four … Continue reading

2013 / English / Movie Review

Gravity (2013)

Technology, Performance, Metaphor and the Monomyth in Gravity Who teaches a baby how to walk? Nature, God, parents? But metaphorically speaking, who teaches a broken, down-in-the-dumps adult how to ‘walk’? Can one even teach such a thing? Director Alfonso Cuarón just did that with his space truckin’, metaphor infested, gravity-defying thriller Gravity. He even goes … Continue reading

2013 / English / Movie Review

The Master (2012)

Master! What is The Master? The craft of Paul Thomas Anderson’s (PTA) The Master will trigger your deep, hidden emotions to surface as incomplete catharsis. Just when you think you’ve got your closure, the experience ditches you midway, inertia sets in, and the process starts all over again. It’s akin to quenching your thirst only … Continue reading