Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence [VIDEO ESSAY]

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (攻殻機動隊 イノセンス) Director: Mamoru Oshii Country: Japan Year: 2004 A sequel worthy of the same praise as its original, Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is understandably a tough nut to crack. Taking a … Continue reading

The Lost Melody by Ajay Kar

The Lost Melody

The Lost Melody (Harano Sur) (হারানোসুর) Director: Ajay Kar Country: India (Bengali) Year: 1957 Rama, a female psychiatrist at a mental institution, quits her job in protest of an older doctor’s treatment of Alok, a patient who has lost his … Continue reading

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Filipino Directors Up Close: The Golden Age of Philippine Cinema 1950-2010

It is a rare thing to find books on Philippine cinema on physical bookstore shelves, thus I was overjoyed finding this Filipino Directors Up Close casually browsing in one of the huge Manila’s shopping malls. It has an inviting and playfully bright … Continue reading

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The Lunchbox and subtle joys of letter writing

The Lunchbox Director: Ritesh Batra Country: India Year: 2013 In the pursuit of faster and more effective communication tools, we seem to have lost their true purpose – the genuine human connection. Social media, with all its infinite possibilities, has become mostly a stage for lifestyle exhibitionism, … Continue reading