Stories By 'OBIE SHRESTHA'
Lovers of anime, prepare to clear a spot on your list of favourites for writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s new YA sci-fi romance, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), preferably somewhere along the top shelf.
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We’re in 1930s Korea, and young Sook-Hee (Kim Tae-ri) has just landed a new job: a stint as handmaiden to a wealthy Japanese heiress, Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), who lives with her widowed uncle (Cho Jin-woong) and their coterie of servants in an imposing manor somewhere in the countryside.
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The word is flimsy. Sunhil Sippy has turned out such a weightless, feeble Bollywood adaptation of Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!
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I don’t do such things,” characters can be heard saying to one another numerous times throughout Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s new Bacalaureat (Graduation), eager to convince the other person
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Promos for the new Phillauri, by first-time director Anshai Lal, had promised a fun time, if nothing else—all signs pointing to the sort of fluffy rom-coms that don’t demand much cerebral exertion on the part of audiences, where expectations are happily limited to a few good laughs, reliable performances and a sufficiently engaging love story.
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I’m inclined to be immediately skeptical whenever another live-action remake of an old animated Disney classic is announced—something that now seems to happen with increasing regularity.
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