Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Since we haven’t reviewed an Indian movie in almost a week, I thought I would recommend one today. This movie is my guilty pleasure, but it’s hard not to fall in love with it.

I first saw it almost four years ago. My best friend called me, asking if we wanted to go see a movie, because she didn’t want to go home. I put on a pair of jeans and the first shirt I could find and got into my car. At the first light stop I looked online what movies where at the cinema at that hour (around 09:30 PM) and one caught my eye. Life doesn’t give you a second chance. 8.2 on IMDB. It should be a good one if it has such a good mark. When we entered the cinema and saw it was an Indian movie, she almost killed me. But after the movie started rolling, the magic happened…. Continue reading


IMDb Top 250: #221 Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil (1958)

Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Orson Welles (screenplay), Whit Masterson (based on the novel “Badge Of Evil” by)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.




Touch of Evil is the last movie Orson Welles ever directed for a Hollywood studio. It was significantly altered by the studio, and maybe we can blame Universal for the mess this movie is.

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IMDb Top 250: #222 Diabolique

Diabolique (1955)

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot (as H.G. Clouzot)
Writers: Pierre Boileau (novel) (as Boileau), Thomas Narcejac (novel) (as Narcejac)
Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.



To be frank, I’ve never liked the French. Never could learn the language, never could consider them nice people. Maybe I liked their idea of romance. Even some of their movies are pretty good, as long as they share feelings, emotions. But looking at a black and white psychological thriller that is older than my mother, well that might just be a little too much for me. Continue reading

New Illustrations for “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

As it happens whenever a sequel to a famous movie is released, people are more than interested in anything that has to do with Blade Runner, which also means more and more people are interested in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the brilliant Philip K. Dick novel that inspired Blade Runner and its 2017 sequel.

The Folio Society have used this newfound interest for the source material and released an illustrated edition of Electric Sheep.

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IMDb Top 250: #223 Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: John Briley
Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen

Gandhi’s character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.


Winner of eight Academy Awards, Gandhi is a biographical movie about one of the most famous people in history, from his young years as a lawyer in South Africa to his death in India. A man who wanted to change the world, to make it a better place. Continue reading

IMDb Top 250: #224 Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko (2001)

Director: Richard Kelly
Writer: Richard Kelly
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.


This is one crazy, weird movie. I think that this is the closest thing to taking drugs without actually taking drugs. It’s something of a mystery how I could watch until the end. Continue reading