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Thoughts on Gravity (2013)

October 14, 2013


In 1990, as Voyager 1 was leaving the Solar system, Carl Sagan requested NASA to turn around the camera of the space shuttle to take a photograph of the Earth. The photo was taken from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers; you have to look really hard to find the Earth. It is visible […]

The Lunchbox

September 30, 2013


The near-universal critical acclaim and love for Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox has me somewhat bewildered. This isn’t a great film, or even a very good film, and while there are some truly deft touches, it is a film that is frustratingly blind to its own potential and is happy to fall back on the conventional […]