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If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
| July 20, 2012
Review: Mirror Mirror
Had Tarsem Singh given his dwarves names that described his film they might be: Ugly, Creepy, Murky, Listless, Pathological, Sadistic, and Inane.
The least magical adaptation of a fairy tale ever made
| April 06, 2012
It's a world party of DJ and film at River Gods' Imperialisms night
Bollywood movies flickered on the wall of Cambridge's River Gods at last Tuesday's Imperialisms night, while WMBR's Jesse Kaminsky stood in the DJ booth, perched high above beer drinkers and cocktail sippers, and spun music from around the world and bac
Found footage in Central Square
| March 09, 2012
Prince Rama rise from Boston's underground
Before Animal Collective's Avey Tare discovered their bouncy, Bollywood-inspired psychedelia at SXSW 2010, the group Prince Rama channeled "Now Age" chants and sang Sanskrit in Jamaica Plain houses and DIY art spaces.
| October 07, 2011
Gold Panda | Lucky Shiner
There are usually two options for electronic hip-hop records: mellow trip or study in complex head-buggery.
Ghostly International (2010)
| October 22, 2010
M.I.A.: Fixing the glitch
Monday night, mid-set on stage at Royale, it almost seemed like Maya Arulpragasam, a/k/a M.I.A., had had it.
And talking the talk
| October 08, 2010
In the land of the stoner cops
Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
| February 26, 2010
Now playing — RISD: The Musical!
We all know RISD students like to paint and draw, but can they hoof it? Or belt out a show tune and carry a giant pencil at the same time? Well, yes, it turns out.
| February 19, 2010
A Providence foundation seeks out the awesome
What is awesome? A burrito, if you ask me. And nearly any record by the band Spoon.
| January 15, 2010
Review: Sin Nombre
Films like Sin nombre exploit their subjects as much as they empathize with them.
An artificially "realistic" sensibility
| April 01, 2009
Review: Chandni Chowk to China
Director Nikhil Advani's quirky Chinese-Indian collaboration is the widest release ever of a Bollywood film, and the first ever kung fu Bollywood comedy.
Unoriginal, even by Bollywood's standards
| January 13, 2009
After living in fear of terrorism for more than half a decade, it’s something of a relief to sit in the dark at the Somerville Theatre and . . . laugh at it.
Bollywood introduces the singing, dancing terrorist
| November 25, 2008
The Other End of the Line
It's your basic boy-meets-girl story, except that the boy meets the girl on a series of phone calls from her Mumbai-based customer-service center.
Standard rom-com with an Indian element
| October 28, 2008
Continuing your global journey
| January 01, 1900
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