Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Beautiful Darkness: Analysis of Ghost in the Shell 2 [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 Find Harano Sur on Amazon. Rama, a female psychiatrist at a mental institution, quits her job in protest of an older doctor’s treatment of Alok, a … Continue reading

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

The Lunchbox and subtle joys of letter writing

The Lunchbox Director: Ritesh Batra Country: India Year: 2013 Find The Lunchbox on Amazon. 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 … Continue reading