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  • Kennedy


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Kennedy begins with a man sitting alone in a luxurious Mumbai apartment peeling an apple with a knife. The expertise with which he skins the fruit with his gloved hands indicates that he’s probably good at using said knife for other things. There is a menacing stillness about him. Soon enough, the blood begins to flow. Kennedy is the character study of an insomniac ex-cop who becomes the police commissioner’s personal contract killer. We are told that it is “a…

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Killers of the Flower Moon is a superbly performed descent into a nightmarish chapter in the history of American capitalism. Based on David Grann’s true-crime bestseller of the same name, the film is about a brazen and audacious conspiracy by opportunistic White people to rob and murder the Osage people. The film is set in 1920s Oklahoma, where years earlier, the tribe is forced to relocate after relinquishing their homelands. As it turns out, the ground has oil and overnight,…

Popular reviews

  • Skater Girl

    Skater Girl

    After Skater Girl was shot in Khempur, a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan, the skating park that was built as a set for the movie was donated to locals. Which is probably the best thing about this well-intentioned but slight film.

    Skater Girl is a fairy tale. Debutant director Manjari Makijany and her sister and co-writer Vinati Makijany imagine that a foreigner with a skateboard can triumph over the thorniest fault-lines in rural India – patriarchy, caste, horrific double standards…

  • The Booth

    The Booth

    Rohin Raveendran’s short The Booth is a terrific and startling film. The director takes something mundane – a frisking booth – and turns it into a space for romance, mystery and danger. He also forces us to think about the inner lives of people who we meet but barely connect with. Rekha, played by Amruta Subhash, does her tedious security job efficiently. But her booth, perhaps the only space that is truly hers, also allows her to have an affair…