Sunday, December 29, 2002

All of Me (1984) - Funny, with a weird concept for the storyline. Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin. Plot (imdb): A dying millionnaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.

VHS. 93 mins. 7/10. E3. Q2. R1.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - One of the better Bond fares by one of the better Bonds - Sean Connery. Dir by Guy Hamilton (I).

TV-TNN. uncut-125 mins. 6.5/10. E3. Q2. R1

Hyderabad Blues (1999) - India from the eye of a young Indian returning from America after 12 years. Cliched, prejudiced, confused, and worse with a pseudo-intellectual air. The film was received well and is said to have ushered a new era of low-budget English films in India. Thoroughly disappointing though. Falls apart technically. Cinema is a different medium and has its own language and just because one *thinks* that one has something good to say doesn't mean one can make good cinema. That Nagesh Kukunoor doesn't have anything worthwhile even to say is another matter. Avoidable.

DVD. 4/10. E0. Q0. R0

Honey, I have Shrunk The Kids - 7/10. E3. Q2. R1
Bhoot Bangla - 6.5/10. E3. Q1. R0
Sound of Music - 8/10. E3. Q3. R2

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