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Film Reviews

Reviews on films and documentaries.

Sargama reviewed the film, Bhagwan – Die Deutschen und der Guru (Bhagwan – The Germans and the Guru). We thought that although not everybody understands German, the footage is too beautiful not to be shown worldwide.

Viramo’s review on this “even-handed, skillfully produced movie originally made for public television.” Written, directed, produced and co-edited by Deva Michael, it was first shown on KCTS (Seattle) in 1993. Now available as DVD or via streaming.

A film review my Madhuri: “An entertaining diversion into a life you don’t want to live. Well-crafted, suspenseful, but most of all cautionary…”

Navyo reviews the recently released techno-thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, directed by James Ponsoldt and based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel.

Vandana describes her experience watching the new documentary, ‘Mountain’ shown in concert as a collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and filmmaker Jennifer Peedom.

Sneha reviews the recently released documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village located near Bordeaux in southwest France, the first monastic community founded by him in the West.

Gyanodaya reviews the 2016 American documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, ‘Remember This House’.

Madhuri reviews a film that came out in January this year; the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.

Ghoshen reviews the latest film by Martin Scorsese, with Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson as actors.

Navyo reviews Thomas Vinterberg’s film: “Refreshing and familiar, it asks us to look at where we compromise in our lives for the sake of security and society, cutting off the genuine joy and life-energy of who we really are.”

Ghoshen talks about the TV series ‘Sacred Journeys’ and the film ‘The Way’ – and about pilgrimage in various cultures.

Prem Geet reviews this brave, no-holds-barred documentary from 2009 that is currently broadcast on PBS in the USA. It is about Islam, feminism and change in a West Virginia Muslim community.

Bhagawati reviews a film by Damien Chazelle, starring J.K. Simmons (who just won this year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) and Miles Teller.