Beautiful Gowns Can’t Save Netflix’s “Wedding Season”

August 5, 2022

The reluctant wedding guest is a mainstay of the romcom genre. It’s a trope ripe for dramatic speechifying and dance montages. And in recent years we’ve seen it deployed successfully with films like Plus One and Palm Springs, proving that romcoms in the 2020s are still alive and still boldly asking if a woman can … Read More

Netflix’s “Sacred Games” Wins at the Expense of Women

August 28, 2018

Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, has notably excited our country’s entertainment and art-loving urban youth — a generation that has grown up witnessing idle productions overshadow serialized entertainment. A deluge of media coverage, social media statuses and tweets, and passionate reviews from peers convey awe and admiration. Reviewers chimed that Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel could … Read More

Movie Night: Wild Wild Country

April 3, 2018

Wild Wild Country is a six-part documentary series directed by brothers Chapman and Maclain Way that premiered on Netflix last month. It chronicles the heady rise and diabolical fall of the guru/cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later called Osho), his magnetic right hand woman Ma Anand Sheela, and their devoted band of red and maroon … Read More

Master Of None Just Got A Bag Full Of Emmy Nominations

July 24, 2016

On July 14, the Television Academy handed out Emmy nominations and, with them, plenty of reasons to be excited. Among the numerous hype-worthy choices made by the Academy were four nominations to Aziz Ansari and his Netflix hit comedy series, Master of None. To some extent we expected this, but, really, this is the best … Read More

Brahman Naman and the Quest For Sex

July 11, 2016

  “Oh, for a bit of Labour in these Tory times!” Naman chortles, waving his fist above his hook nose. His invocation of over-stuffed British sensibilities while debating flicking a sleeping girl’s skirt to take a picture is the exact concoction of pointed references, upper-class angst, and sex mania that Brahman Naman is about. This new … Read More

Orange is the New White

June 26, 2015

The third season of famed TV show Orange is the New Black just came out on Netflix, and the internet was set ablaze by one name: Ruby Rose. The attractiveness of the actor was a hot topic for a few days, causing her name to become a trending tag on Facebook. Most of the attention … Read More