Before Richard Linklater

In 1995, two young people – a wannabe American male writer and a strong-headed French woman – met on a train from Budapest. He had just broken up with his girlfriend in Madrid and was going to Vienna to catch a plane to the USA, while she was going back to her university in Paris…

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The Avatars of the Stalker

There’s a thin line between being in love and being obsessed – earnestly confessing your feelings for someone and coercing someone to reciprocate to your feelings. Writers, filmmakers and other artists have been universally enamoured by the psyche of the “stalker” – the innocuous or fiendish guy or girl who pursues the person he or…

Son of God Movie Review

Son of God (2014) Movie Review: Soulful yet Tedious

Didactic, melodramatic yet earnest – “Son of God” is primarily targeted at the devout Christians and those who enjoy religious tales. But, as a standalone film, it didn’t quite stir me up. Rating: 2.5 / 5 Standing in 21st century, where faith in everything is eroding at a meteoric pace, the courage to make a…