by Tarique Ejaz and Luv Mehta
Tarique: To start off with the discussion, let it be read on record that this will definitely not be a spoiler-free discussion as we go ahead and analyze the entire movie (including the Easter Eggs) and their likely implications in the DCEU.
Luv: Also, because I don’t want to be pestered by Illumianti-conspriracists who believe we might have been bought over by Marvel, none of the MCU films will be referred to.
T: Accepted. So let us start the take by discussing about what works for the movie. This is going to be a rather lengthy discussion though.
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by Luv Mehta
Comedy’s quite an underrated genre. We’ll love comedy movies and TV shows, but whenever we have to mention our favourites or give out awards, it’s always the serious stuff. Which is undeserved, because comedy’s a damn fine genre, and quite hard to get right.
Rick’s told you about Community before, one of the best TV shows of all time. I’ll take this opportunity to talk about a different medium altogether - YouTube.
And in the process, get you hooked on to my favourite comedy channel ever, how they work, and what we can learn from them.
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by Rick Mazumdar
"With your feet in the air and your head on the ground"
A truly peculiar way to begin and end a song.
by Amrit Paul and Radhikaa Sharma
So, recently, I read this book a friend recommended- if stuffing their own copy down my backpack counts as a recommendation, that is- and despite its brutal, angry tone and hard-hitting content, I was hooked.
And that's how A Million Little Pieces became one of my favourite books.
A grammatical nightmare filled with rage that hits you almost physically, Frey's memoir is unnerving- the story of an alcoholic and crack addict, who has a ten-year-record of addiction…by the age of 23.
by Luv Mehta
Marge Gunderson is the protagonist of Fargo, if not necessarily the central character - she doesn’t appear until we’re past the half hour mark, and have been witness to the botched kidnapping that drives the element of the movie.
And even so, she’s not only the most memorable character, but also (and here’s the time for bold claims) the greatest female character ever.
by Tarique Ejaz
“In hindsight, there were signs, omens of the terrible things to come. The first one came with the rains. With the early snows blocking its mouth, the rains flooded the Gotham River, actually reversing its flow for three full days. The second sign came soon after. A lion at the Gotham Zoo gave birth to a deformed cub, a cub with two
heads. We should have seen it coming....”
by Devanjali Banerjee
The show starts off with a beautiful, uninterrupted long-shot of Mark Latimer, father to an 11 year old son named Danny, hailing and greeting almost every resident of the village community on a sunny, idyllic day, on his way to work. This not only does a mammoth job of establishing the panorama of characters, but brings us to a chilling realization that this community will be blown out of their bucolic bliss because of the revelations and findings of the ensuing investigation.
Because the Latimers are about to discover that their little boy has been murdered.