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Interview: Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist)

By Simon Miraudo May 31, 2013 Mira Nair is one of the world’s most acclaimed directors; her features helping to illuminate life in the Indian subcontinent like no one before her (save perhaps the iconic Satyajit Ray).  Her debut feature, Salaam Bombay, earned the Golden Camera prize at Cannes in 1988 and also scored a Best Foreign Language Film […]

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The unenthusiastic analysis – The Reluctant Fundamentalist review

By Simon Miraudo May 29, 2013 Mira Nair branches out with The Reluctant Fundamentalist, adding the ‘conspiracy thriller’ genre to her varied oeuvre. Trouble is, it barely feels like a ‘Mira Nair’ film; lacking her distinct flavour and vibrancy. A flat, not entirely compelling adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s book of the same name, it’s so […]

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Mumbai core – Trishna review

Trishna – Starring Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Plotting the trajectory of writer-director Michael Winterbottom‘s career is like playing connect-the-dots with blood spatter. However, as any forensic investigator knows, you can find patterns in even the most Jackson Pollock-esque of stains. Though he veers wildly from […]

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The fun in fundamentalist – Four Lions review

Four Lions – Starring Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay and Preeya Kalidas. Directed by Chris Morris. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Four Lions is about as funny and ferocious as films come. Never before has the phrase “You’ll laugh; you’ll cry!” seemed like such a genuine, ominous threat. Chris Morris’ confronting satire is not for the […]

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