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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #28

Katiyabaaz (2013, India) Directors: Deepti Kakkar, Fahad Mustafa In India, electric wires supplying electricity to homes run above ground. Illegal connections and electricity theft is commonplace, and done by calling in a “katiyabaaz” who will splice up a connection to … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #22

– The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) Based (loosely, I assume) on Wall Street conman Jordan Belfort, this is a 3 hour long ride, featuring lots of over-the-top sexual situations and Leonardo DiCaprio in his most in-your-face role ever, in … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #15

– Little White Lies (“Les petits mouchoirs”, France, 2010) : I loved this film. This is a fine, fine film, and one of the best movies I have seen recently. The movie is about a group of friends who vacation … Continue reading

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ArcLight Documentary Festival Oct 9-13 at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood

Here’s information on the ArcLight Doc Fest, as received from the festival organizers : This years festival was curated by renowned documentary filmmaker and International Documentary Association president Marjan Safinia. Most of the festivals 25 films are selections from major … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant : Edition #13

– Shall We Kiss? (“Un baiser s’il vous plaît”, France, 2007) : A quirky film, this one is about Emilie and Gabriel meeting unexpectedly. When he offers her a ride to the place she is going, she accepts. They get … Continue reading

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Documentary: The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja

Just last week saw this very interesting documentary on Indian women and the dichotomy of culture in society, on PBS’s POV series: From the blurb: The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias. In one, Ruhi Singh is … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Kumare

Rating : 4/5 Genre : Documentary Year : 2011 Running time : 1 hour 24 minutes Director : Vikram Gandhi Cast : Vikram Gandhi, Purva Bedi Kid rating : PG-13 What is faith? Is it a tangible belief in a … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #5

– Sliding Doors : Ever wondered about second chances? The ability to walk back and choose that different path? The heroine of this film has it and we the viewers can see what would have happened to Helen (Paltrow) in … Continue reading

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What to watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #4

– Timer : This is a romance, and based on bit of a sci-fi premise. The film is set in the not-so-distant future, where one can find out when you will meet the love of your life, via a timer … Continue reading

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Genre : Documentary Year : 2009 Running time : 1 hour Director : Deepa Bhatia A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide since 1995. Sound shocking ? Well, I’m not making this stuff up – this is … Continue reading

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