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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #31

Caramel (Lebanon, 2007) This graceful Cannes-nominated film is about five women in Beirut, Lebanon, who work in or around a beauty parlor. There is Layale(Nadine Labaki), a single woman, who is having an affair with a married-with-children man. We never … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Anaarkali of Aarah (2017)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 3 minutes Director : Ashwin Das Cast : Swara Bhaskara, Pankaj Tripathy, Sanjay Mishra, Ishtiyak Khan, Mayur More, Vijay Kumar Kid rating: PG-15 Anaarkali (Bhaskar) is … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #29

Sairat (Marathi, 2016) I’ve watched Marathi movies before, but they are generally non-commercial social-issue based/bio-pic dramas. Sairat is a semi-commercial venture – it has become the highest revenue grossing Marathi film of all time. And well-deservedly so – it is … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2014 Running time : 1 hour 40 minutes Director : Shonali Bose Cast : Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Kuljeet Singh, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal, Tenzing Dalha, William Moseley, Malhar Khushu Kid rating: R, … Continue reading

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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 #27

Gangs of Wasseypur – This is on Netflix as an 8 part series, each episode approximately 40 minutes or so. This series is actually 2 Bollywood movies (5 hours in total) which have been split up to make them easily palatable. … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant: Edition #26

A Series Edition this time – here are 5 recent Netflix Series I enjoyed: Witnesses (“Les témoins”, France, 2014) This is a very atmospheric mystery-thriller series with two detectives in a small, sleepy, coastal French town trying to find the … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #25

The Debt (US, 2010) The Debt is a spy film about three Mossad agents who try to apprehend a dangerous Nazi criminal in 1965’s East Berlin. The three are considered war heroes at home when they return with the mission … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #20

– Barbara (Germany, 2012) It is 1980s East Germany, some years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Dr. Barbara Wolff has been assigned to work at a provincial hospital as punishment for expressing a desire to move to … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #18

Chinatown (USA, 1974) This Roman Polanski film stars a much younger (but still balding) Jack Nicholson as detective J.J. Gittes, who specializes in catching cheating spouses. When hired by a Mrs. Mulwray to expose the illicit affairs of her husband … Continue reading

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