About the author: Bessie Head was born to a mentally unstable white woman, Bessie Amelia Emery, and a black father who she never knew. Due to the racial taboo, and her mother's unstable state, she was adopted and grew up with different "coloured parents". Head faced a lot of problems in society due to her heritage, … Continue reading The Coming of the Christ-Child: Detailed Analysis
The story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one that is well known by most, but unknown to many is the fact that this story, originally written by the Brothers Grimm and adapted for the screen by Walt Disney Productions with RKO Radio Pictures in 1937, was the first full-length animated feature film … Continue reading Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs make music for the first time
[Disclaimer: this post contains some spoilers for the 2016 film Passengers] Have you ever been stuck alone on a long journey somewhere, and wished desperately that you had someone with you? Would you still wish them there if you knew it meant that they'd be stuck there the entire way too? Perhaps it would make … Continue reading Passengers’ Choices
Acclaimed film director Christopher Nolan began his career with a number of neo-noir films that leave the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end. The second of these, Memento, released in 2000 and was based on a story suggested by his brother, Jonathan Nolan. The tale follows a man who has … Continue reading Memento in a Moment
Warning: This review contains spoilers for the Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha When India’s Central Board of Film Certification denied certification to Alankrita Shrivastava's ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ under claims that it is “lady oriented” and concerns “their fantasy above life”, it was clear to most modern Indian women that I know that this was … Continue reading Lipstick Under Whose Burkha?
Starting today, I'll finally be posting a lot after quite a break. And, inspired by my Film Appreciation class and the several films that I've watched over the past few weeks, I'm going to be posting a series of film reviews. Watching films always leaves me with a lot of reflections, and as I have … Continue reading ‘Following’ a Review Schedule
A couple whose differing views have led them to consider divorce. A daughter caught between the two parents. An ailing, ageing parent who requires time and energy. A pregnant woman stuck in a job that makes her uncomfortable, in order to support her family. The basic plot lines of the 2011 Iranian drama ‘A Separation’ … Continue reading A Separation: Film Review
A few months ago, I was speaking to a friend about her reading habits when we came upon the subject of genres. She said "I read thrillers, romance, fantasy novels, Murakami," which utterly confused me as I had never heard this word before. When I asked her what it meant, she clarified, "He's a Japanese … Continue reading Murakami for Beginners: My Take on Birthday Girl