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Top 10 Movies of 2014.

by Krishna Thinakkal, @kthinakk 2015 already? Nothing’s really changed. In 2014, the box office kept shrinking and there seemed to be a new super-hero franchise making loud noises at the theater every weekend just like the year before.  But look a ...

Review: Aziz Ansari Tour 2014.

by Krishna Thinakkal, @kthinakk Stand-up isn’t easy. If you’ve ever seen Tom Hanks in “Punchline” you’d understand. It’s usually a sweaty, complicated mess.  Like most relationships. But Aziz Ansari gets it. Not just the funny side of it, the ...

Movie Review: Kai Po Che.

By Barnali Dasverma “Another Hindi movie about cricket?!” This was the first thought that crossed my mind when asked if I wanted to spend an afternoon watching “Kai Po Che.”  I was skeptical of what I feared was yet another feel-good Bollywood ...

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

There’s a line near the end of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel that the wonderful F. Murray Abraham delivers about the ability to “maintain the illusion.”  He might as well be talking about the entire arc of Mr. Anderson’s career. His i ...

Movie Review: Bad Words.

At some point in the last 20 years spelling bees became a vicious battleground for the non-athletic set to prove themselves. Helicopter moms and overbearing dads at every turn; pushing and prodding their children to learn the entire dictionary from all an ...

8 Must-See Summer Movies.

Summer movie season can be overwhelming.  Every week it seems like a bigger, louder, sequel to some movie that came out two years ago hits the theaters.  I’m a glutton for the sensory-overload buffet of summer films.  Every summer studios also sneak ...

Movie Review: Kumare (Documentary).

In a disposable culture like ours, people find themselves searching for a greater sense of belonging, a meaningful path.  This desire led to the boom of the yoga industry in the United States and for many to look for spiritual meaning and purpose in Budd ...