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Review: Trishna

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 20, 2012
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012
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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  
By EMMA DESSAU  |  March 09, 2012
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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.
Spiritual guidance
By LIZ PELLY  |  October 07, 2011
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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)
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  October 22, 2010
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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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010


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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
By NIR ROSEN  |  February 26, 2010
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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.
Revues
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  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.
Superlatives Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 15, 2010
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Review: Sin Nombre

Films like Sin nombre exploit their subjects as much as they empathize with them.
An artificially "realistic" sensibility
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009
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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
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  January 13, 2009


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Terror masala

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
By SEETHA NARAYAN  |  November 25, 2008
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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
By PETER HYMAN  |  October 28, 2008