20 years of Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption: 20 years later

Written and Directed by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is still at the No.1 spot in IMDB’s list of Top 250 Movies Ever, after many years of its release in 1994.  We must wonder, why and how? The film is based on a short story by Stephen King, named ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption‘. Recently, I was fortunate enough to analyze the film for…

Parents Collage

Parents in Hollywood: 2013

While I definitely have bashed Hindi films quite a bit in some of my posts, I also agree that Hollywood is no guidebook of filmmaking. Yet, it’s also true that for all the junk that the American Film Industry furnishes, it also brings out a pretty diverse and healthy mix of movies every year. This…

Film Reviewing

The Falling Standards of Film Criticism in Tamil Cinema: The Story of the Brilliant, Young, Orphaned Kid!

Prologue: There was once, a brilliant not-so-popular kid, who was born to a poor old couple. He was perfect, real, refreshing, cool and brilliant! People hugged him, caressed him and laughed with him like crazy for the first few days. They gave him and his family quite some money. Later, after a couple of days, few persons came,…