Robin Williams: Gone Too Soon

Death elicits a strange reaction in us. We find a state of reverence for some, a state we wouldn’t have imagined while they walked with us, made us smile, or saved us from our own bottomless abyss. We also forget about them as time flies. And then there are few who have been responsible for…

Goodbye, Mr Ebert

A movie is not about what it’s about; it’s about how it’s about it. As you’ve probably heard, the sweetest old man of American film criticism died yesterday, at the age of seventy-one, due to the jaw cancer he’s had for years, and inspired a great horde of affecting memorials (particularly good are those by…

Another Legend Departs-S.Ramanathan

Veteran director-producer S.Ramanathan passed away in Chennai on Wednesday, January 9th. He was 83 years old. Starting off as an A.D to the popular Tamil filmmaker, A.Bhim Singh, he went on to turn director with the Malayalam movie Naadodikal ( 1959 ) and followed it up with films like Shreekovil ( 1962 ) and Shree…