24 July 2017

RIP John Heard

RIP #JohnHeard. Discovered him in Big & Home Alone…& continued to "discover" him in all manner of fantastic old/new movies/tv shows. Sigh.

Dunkirk Should Win All the Oscars

#Dunkirk not a political-statement-making indie so no Best Picture. At least give #Nolan Best Director If not then Screenplay right? #Oscars

23 July 2017

Cricinfo Lists Female Cricketers as BatsMEN

PS. @ESPNcricinfo still has the scorecard listing them as...batsMEN! 😂😳 #WWC17 #WWC17Final 





India Loses Women's Cricket World Cup in Agonising Fashion

 Bad luck for #IND *this* close to winning #WWC. Credit to #ENG for holding their nerve (for once? ;) & #Shrubsole (6-46!). Women's #IPL yes!

Matt Kuchar Very Sporting in Loss

PS. Very sporting of #MattKuchar to let #Spieth off the hook for that 20-minute shot. PPS. #NBC showed an absurd no. of ads down the stretch

Jordan Spieth Amazing Win at the (British ;-) Open

What an end to the #TheOpen! #JordanSpieth goes birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie (-5 over 4 holes) to somehow go from collapsing to winning. Nice!

Jordan Spieth Goes Birdie-Eagle-Birdie(!) to Re-Take the Lead at the Open

#Spieth!!!!!!!  #TheOpen

22 July 2017

Andy Roddick & Kim Clijsters Inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

You Know You're Too Old When: #AndyRoddick & #KimClijsters get inducted into the #Tennis #HOF. They both look like they could still play!👍🎾

Dunkirk

#Dunkirk: #Nolan confirms once & for all that he's #GodOfCinema. Nerve-wracking bone-jangling teeth-rattling visceral cinematic experience!

21 July 2017

Dunkirk in IMAX 2D 70MM is a Nerve (& Wallet)-Shredding Experience!

Dear Hollywood for the love of G*d give #ChristopherNolan his #Oscar! My heart cant take many more of these $50(!) IMAX 70mm epics! #Dunkirk

RIP Chester Bennington

RIP #ChesterBennington. Liked his music because I thought it was catchy, & then when I paused to listen to the lyrics...Only 41, so very sad

Kyrie Irving Wants Out of Cleveland

Whaaaaaa?! Say it ain't so #Kyrie, say it ain't so! Millennials...it's why we can't have nice things. Sigh...😳



Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

#Valerian: Come for the VFX 👀…stay for #Besson's universe-creating ambition that keeps pushing cinema forward! Cara steals the film...wha?!

20 July 2017

Harmanpreet Kaur Singlehandedly Thrashes Australia WWC 2017

Has to go down as one of the greatest knocks in #cricket history! #Harmanpreet 171 no (115 balls, 20x4, 7x6!)! #IND in #WWC finals! #INDvAUS

RIP Red West

RIP #RedWest. Absolutely broke your heart in #GoodbyeSolo. Co-wrote an Elvis hit. Golden Golden boxer. Man, what a  varied life he lived.

Dunkirk Day!

What day is it? Why #Dunkirk-Day of course! Join me & rest of us #ChristopherNolan-aholics on our eternal quest to get the man his #Oscar!

19 July 2017

Dodger Stadium Selling Naming Rights

I, for one, welcome our #WileECoyote overlord! #AcmeField at #DodgerStadium has quite the ring no? Via @BillShaikin http://ow.ly/UGCw30dLCDM

18 July 2017

RIP Martin Landau

RIP #MartinLandau. Knew him before I knew it was *him*, which is usually how it goes for great character actors. Singular screen presence.

17 July 2017

RIP George A. Romero

RIP #GeorgeARomero. Created his own genre, how many people can say that?! Scared the [bleep] out of me…and, as I grew older, made me think.

16 July 2017

Roger Federer is the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time* (*with caveats ;-)

Becoming the oldest man to win a Slam in the Open Era without dropping a set?! #GOAT...well, until #USOpen rolls around. #Federer #Wimbledon

Venus Loses to Muguruza in 2017(!) Wimbledon Finals

Too bad another ageing legend, #VenusWilliams, couldn't join #Federer at the Ball. But future-star #Muguruza was too strong. #Wimbledon

Roger Federer Wins Wimbledon for the Eighth Time!

Un-bl**dy-believable! Who woulda thought #Federer would pass #Nicklaus's 18 before #Tiger?! #SW19 is now #RF19! Sad for #Cilic. #Wimbledon

15 July 2017

Dos Lobos

#DosLobos: Well, that's one off my LA bucket list! Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo still going strong after all these years! 👏#LosLobos



War for the Planet of the Apes

#WarForThePlanet: *Fan*-bl**dy-tastic! Good stuff from Reeves, DP, composer. Sure, VFX supes deserve Oscars...but so does the great #Serkis!

14 July 2017

Federer Keeps the Dream Alive and Reaches His 11th(!) Wimbledon Final

Whew! #Federer needed all his #GOAT-guile vs #Berdych...he'll need all that & more vs tough #Cilic! Great effort from #SamQuerrey #Wimbledon

Lady Macbeth

#LadyMacbeth: Woah! Chilling Mills & Boon by way of Merchant Ivory. Jarvis & Ackie are great. Pugh gives a star-making perf for the ages!👏

13 July 2017

Water & Power: A California Heist

#WaterAndPowerACaliforniaHeist: AKA #Chinatown The Documentary. Slickly-made terrifying look at the machinations behind..wait for it...water

12 July 2017

Federer Gets Much-Needed Revenge While Querrey Shocks Wimbledon

Methinks #Federer enjoyed that #GOAT-esque win over #Raonic.  Tough breaks for #Djokovic/#AndyMurray PS #SamQuerrey - take a bow! #Wimbledon

India's Mithali Raj Becomes Highest Run-Scorer in ODI History

Congrats #MithaliRaj! Between her and #JhulanGoswami, India has the highest run-scorer & highest wicket-taker in ODI history! 👏 #Cricket

11 July 2017

The House

#TheHouse: Ya know, it's always good to see Ferrell & Poehler together. 

10 July 2017

Rafa in Epic Upset While Federer Cruises 2017 Wimbledon

Just another #Wimbledon #ManicMonday: #Rafa epic upset. #Federer flashes #GOAT form. Big wins by #CoCo, #Venus & 17-yrs-younger #Ostapenko!

Spider-Man: Homecoming

#SpiderManHomecoming: Best YA Superhero Movie, Ever! Speaks to the 14-year-old boy in us. Holland, Zendaya, Batalon, that car scene…great!

09 July 2017

RIP Nelsan Ellis

RIP #NelsanEllis. He really was the best thing about #TrueBlood & was fantastic in Get On Up...& The Butler...&... Gone way too soon at 39.

08 July 2017

Federer Not Firing On All Cylinders...But Gets Through to 2nd Week 2017 Wimbledon

Yikes! #Federer (definitely *not* in #GOAT-form) gets tough win vs (the other) #Zverev 😳 Draw just gets harder...next: #BabyFed! #Wimbledon

Epic Cheteshwar Pujara Profile

Sidharth Monga reminds us that we really need to appreciate #Cheteshwar #Pujara while he's still here. #Chesistance! http://ow.ly/qPTx30dsax2

07 July 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

#TransformersTheLastKnight: You could say that, in his own way, Bay is an...auteur?! Anyhoo, it's always good to see Sir Tony have some fun.

06 July 2017

Justin Turner Makes All-Star Team

Congrats to TBH's fave #JustinTurner on #ASG. #Kershaw, #Kenley, #Bellinger, #CoreySeager...hope #AlexWood (10-0!) joins the list! #Dodgers

Federer Wins Second Round 2017 Wimbledon

Good, much-needed testy #Federer win (not quite in #GOAT-form). Bad luck for #Isner, #JackSock, #Pliskova & esp poor #MattekSands #Wimbledon

04 July 2017

Ivo Karlovic Crazy First Round Loss 2017 Wimbledon

PS. Anyone see @ivokarlovic's crazy scoreline?! 6-7(7), 7-6(6), 7-6(9), 6-7(9), 8-6?! #Wimbledon won't be the same w/o him. PPS #Tiafoe! 👍

Federer Off to an Easy Start 2017 Wimbledon

Nice to see #Federer (#GOAT?) get through easy 1R Tough stretch for poor/once-promising #Dolgopolov. Begun, the Quest for 19 has! #Wimbledon

03 July 2017

Okja

#Okja: Fantastic! Sweet, scary, eye-popping, melancholy, unique movie. Director Bong & (the great) DP Khondji are great...& Ahn, well done!👍

01 July 2017

What Happened to the Last Eight Seconds?!

Yo, did I see :08 magically disappear from the last round as #Horn was *laying* into #Pacquiao or did I imagine that?! #PacHorn #Hornet! 🙌

Horn Beats Pacquiao in Monumental Boxing Upset

OMBG! What the what?! #Horn beats #Pacquiao?! Greatest Upset, Ever?! Holy Bl**dy Mother of G*d! What a boxing match @espn! #Hornet!! 🥊 💪

RIP Barry Norman

RIP #BarryNorman. Taught me about cinema at 1:30am(!) when BBC appeared like magic on my TV. Loved Siskel/Ebert but Barry was the best.😔

30 June 2017

The Little Hours

#TheLittleHours: Oh, you know, just your everyday 14th-century Tuscan monastery bawdy farce! Shannon, Reilly & esp DP #QuyenTran are great.

29 June 2017

Amitabh Bachchan and Mrinal Sen Among Great Indian Filmmakers Invited to Join the Academy

Congrats to #Bollywood joining @TheAcademy esp #Amitabh #Bachchan. Kudos to great Bengalis #MrinalSen(!) #BuddhadebDasgupta & #GoutamGhose.👏

28 June 2017

Baby Driver

#BabyDriver: Fan-freakin-tastic! I, for one, welcome Wright's Look-Ma-No-Hands! directing with a Capital D! Oscar noms for DP Pope & editors

27 June 2017

RIP Michael Nyqvist

RIP #MichaelNyqvist. Discovered him as (the perfect) #Blomkvist. Loved him in #JohnWick & #MissionImpossible. Gone (way) too soon at 56. 😔

Mike D'Antoni Wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year

Congrats to #MikeDAntoni for #NBA #COTY. Who coulda seen him resurrecting his career years after #Suns....with #Harden?! Not @MagicJohnson 😂

26 June 2017

Russell Westbrook Wins NBA MVP!

Whew! #NBA #MVP voters get it right with #Russ #Westbrook! While he was disappointingly gracious, let's hope he's not so nice on the court 😂

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible)

#CARNEyARENA (@LACMA): Wowza!!! Completely immersive/*intensely* emotional bold step forward for cinema. #Inarritu, #Chivo - mad respect!

25 June 2017

Kvitova & Feliciano Win Grass Titles

PS. Congrats also to #Kvitova (great comeback story!) & "ancient" #FelicianoLopez (35 is ancient?! #CmonMan!) winning titles. 👏#ATP #WTA

Federer Hammers Young Sascha to Win 9th(!) Halle Title

Yo! #Federer in full-#GOAT-flight is still too much! Poor (Sascha) #Zverev gets hammered in #Halle. "Not sure I'll win this again"...wha?!😭

23 June 2017

Federer Into Halle Semi Finals

Nice. #Federer slowly rounding into #GOAT form makes it into #Halle final four (& #Wimbledon #Big4 reunion :-). Up next: #Khachanov (6'6"!).

The Beguiled

#TheBeguiled: Oh Sofia, you've done it again! Kidman, Farrell, Dunst, the kids, the DP, sound designer, everyone - take a meta-Gothic bow!

20 June 2017

Federer Wins First Grass Match of 2017

Phew! #Federer gets the #GOAT-campaign back on track with cracking #Halle win. After the 1R massacre at #Queens this was a relief. #ATP

The Mummy

#TheMummy: Hey, I'm always down to see Cruise running, saving the world. Can't wait for #AmericanMade - now, *that* is a  #TomCruise movie!

19 June 2017

Wonder Woman

#WonderWoman: Fan-bl**dy-tastic! Great chemistry between Gadot & Pine. #PattyJenkins - take a bow...well bl**dy done! Donner would be proud!

18 June 2017

Brooks Koepka Wins 2017 US Open

Too bad for #Fowler & #Harman. Whiny golfers, unless you're #Tiger #Woods you shouldn't be winning #USOpen with -16. #Koepka, 379yd drive?!

India Flame Out Against Pakistan in Champions Trophy Finals

Its not #Sharjah86 but for heavily-favoured #IND to lose against their biggest rival in a final 😔 Good tournament overall tho #INDvPAK #CT17

17 June 2017

RIP John G. Avildsen

RIP #JohnGAvildsen. Directed two of my *favourite* movies (Rocky & The Karate Kid). Hopefully the others will be rediscovered like Joe(!).

Rough Night

#RoughNight: Good, ol'-fashioned #TheHangover-Meets-#Bridesmaids fun. #ScarJo's always great & Bell, man, she steals the whole da*n thing!

16 June 2017

Maudie

#Maudie: My allergies kicked into overdrive with this one! 😭 Fantastic little movie, by turns uncomfortable & sweet. Well done Hawk(e)ins! 👏

15 June 2017

India Thrashes Bangladesh to Reach Champions Trophy Finals

A few weeks ago their participation was in doubt...& now #IND is romping through to #CT17 finals with all the big guns firing! Wow! #INDvBAN

14 June 2017

Federer Loses to Good Buddy Tommy Haas (Ranked 302!)

Congrats to #TommyHaas, still fighting the good fight...but this is a devastating loss for #Federer (#GOAT, still?)! I'm already panicking!😳

13 June 2017

The Melancholy of LeBron and Federer

Melancholy looks at 2 would-be #GOAT's #LeBron by @vcunningham & #Federer by @brianphillips http://ow.ly/4Fza30cz1h6  http://ow.ly/DDJp30cz1Sz

12 June 2017

Russell Westbrook is Coming For You, NBA...

The 2017-18 #NBA season is gonna be a corker. How do I know? Because, somewhere in the #OKC summer, #Russ #Westbrook's watching...& waiting.

Cavaliers Need to Figure Their Coaching Out

Hope springs eternal that #TyLue'll move beyond #LeBron standing in the corner while (over)dribblin' #Kyrie (& #JR/#Tristan) bail 'em out.

Warriors (True) Unsung Heroes

I know that #StephCurry & #Durant are the headliners, but #Warriors are nothing without #SteveKerr, #Iguodala & esp #KlayThompson #NBAFinals

Kevin Durant MVP / Steph Curry Obnoxious

Incredible how #KevinDurant got his swagger back (w/ 5-All Star +73-win team). #Steph has gone from skirting to crossing over obnoxious line

Kevin Durant Outduels LeBron James to Win Title

It breaks my bl**dy heart to say this #LeBron, but it's #KD's world now...You & me, we just live in it. #Cavaliers #Warriors #NBAFinals

11 June 2017

French Open 2017 Doubles Winners

PS. Congrats to #Bopanna, #MattekSands, & #RyanHarrison(!) on their doubles titles. #Stanimal not-so animalistic today, huh? #FrenchOpen

Nadal Wins His 10th(!!) French Open

So, Easiest Slam, Ever!? #Rafa #Nadal's dominance on clay has to be one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports. #FrenchOpen

India Beats South Africa Easily

Wait, #IND won thanks to their fielding (6 run-outs?!) & bowling (191?!). Now I've seen everything! #Shikhar's comeback has been 👌. #INDvSA

10 June 2017

RIP Adam West

RIP #AdamWest. Our first & favourite #Batman. Wish he had more chances to showcase his underrated acting ability as evidenced by #TheNewAge.

The Hero

#TheHero: Ah, Elliott, getting the late-career award-bait showcase he so *richly* deserves! Offerman, DP Givens & Dewitt music - well done.

Ostapenko is the Feel-Good Tennis Story of the Year

Respect to #Federer (#GOAT?) but a 20-year-old winning her first title at a major is the feel-good tennis story of the year. #Ostapenko!

Ostapenko Shocking French Open Win

Un-bl**dy-believable! *20* year-old #Ostapenko *blasts* her way to her first tournament win - a Slam! #Halep was shellshocked. #FrenchOpen

09 June 2017

LeBron (Finally) Exacts Payback From the Warriors

#LeBron in raging-against-the-dying-light form is great. Good to see #Kyrie/#KLove not get blamed for once. #Cavs live to fight 1 more day 👏

Great Indie Movies Opening This Weekend

Yo NY/LA great indie movies to check out in case #TheMummy is sold out: #BeatrizAtDinner, #MyCousinRachel, #ItComesAtNight & #TheHero! Enjoy

RIP Glenne Headly

RIP #GlenneHeadly. Discovered her thanks to that amazing 1-2 punch of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels & Dick Tracy. One of my favourite actors.

Beatriz at Dinner

#BeatrizAtDinner: White & Arteta reunited, and it feels so good. One of the best movies of 2017! Cast, esp Hayek & Lithgow, is sensational.

08 June 2017

French Open 2017 Women's Finals Set

Great win for 20yo(!) #Ostapenko (young ∴ fearless) #Pliskova succumbs to #Halep's counterpunching (grunts harder than she hits) #FrenchOpen

India (Somehow) Loses to Sri Lanka

I guess you should never underestimate #SL. Chased down imposing #IND target with resilience. Free-flowing #Shikhar is awesome #INDvSL #CT17

07 June 2017

Unsung Heroes Tilted Game 3

Was that the tipping point in #LeBron-vs-#KD debate? #Steph got rebounds(?!). #Kyrie was spectacular/bad. #KLove tried. #Klay won the game.

Cavaliers Lose a Heartbreaking Game 3

Thats my heart breaking into a million little pieces! #LeBron, I love ya man, but you cant just stand there & watch #Kyrie play 1-on-5 #Cavs

Kershaw Tough Win Against Strasburg

Look, I'm not saying #Dodgers are a one-man team, but of course it's #Clayton #Kershaw who helps break a losing streak. #Strasburg ≠ Orchid?

Djokovic Baffling Fall From Grace / Great Upcoming Semis

Can't wait for #AndyMurray-#Wawrinka/#Pliskova-#Halep! PS Poor #Djoker, baffling fall from one of the most dominant phases in sports history

Rafael Nadal Has Pretty Much Already Won the French Open

Can we just end the farce that is #RolandGarros & hand the trophy to #Rafa #Nadal already?! He's essentially walking-over to the title! #ATP

06 June 2017

Steffi Graf-Martina Navratilova Underrated Rivalry

Great stuff from @SteveTignor: #SteffiGraf's vicious rivalry with #Navratilova. One of the most underrated in sports http://ow.ly/zqio30cnjBk

05 June 2017

Celeb Sighting: Josh Brener (Big Head!)

(3rd)-Greatest Celebrity Sighting, Ever!: #JoshBrener...running down Sunset (chasing an IPO?). I resisted the urge to yell #BigHead at him.

RIP Peter Sallis

RIP #PeterSallis. Provided so many years of lovely entertainment with Last of the Summer Wine & of course #WallaceAndGromit. He'll be missed

04 June 2017

LeBron Made Things Interesting...Then Warriors Warrior-ed in Game 2

For a sec #LeBron had a shot...then #Steph/#Warriors cut out #Cavaliers beating heart. #KD sure found his swagger w/ 73-win+5 All-Star team

Venus Williams and John Isner Lose French Open 2017

Tough outs for #Venus & #Isner (vs future #Khachanov). Nervy win for #Djokovic (#DjAgassi?) #FrenchOpen is #Nadal's world we just live in it

India Thrashes Pakistan Champions Trophy 2017

Great thumping win for #IND over biggest rival. Fantastic bounce-backs from #Shikhar & esp #Yuvraj (still going strong!). #INDvPAK #CT17

03 June 2017

Zidane Wins Champions League 2017

Yes! #Zinedine #Zidane, er, #RealMadrid win #CL17! PS. That #Mandzukic goal! 👏 PPS. Poor #Buffon...& #Messi -  #Ronaldo gets #BallonDOr.

02 June 2017

French Open 2017 Motoring On

Really bad luck for #Goffin poor chap. #Venus moves on easily. #Rafa in #Warriors-destroyer mode. #Djokovic+#Agassi=#DjAgassi! 😂 #FrenchOpen

Steve Johnson and David Ferrer Lose French Open 2017

Tough break for #SteveJohnson, couldn't rally past #Thiem after emotional last win. #Ferrer fighting to the bitter end (#Feliciano!). #RG17

Before the Flood

#BeforeTheFlood: Hey, if you had Leo as your guide to the end of the world as we know it, you'd feel fine too. Stunning /frightening images.

01 June 2017

Cavaliers Get Hammered by Warriors in Game 1

Um, it'd be easy to give up hope after a 22-pt rout, but #LeBron brought #Cavaliers all the way back last year, so...PS. #Durant, yikes!👀

Cavaliers Are Hanging On...in the First Half of Game 1

Little too much hotdogging by #LeBron, few too many crisp passes by #Warrriors. But being down "only" 8 means #Cavaliers are hangin' tuff! 😳

Archduke

#Archduke (@CTGLA): Somehow Joseph turns WWI inciting incident into black comedy-farce. Funny & disturbing. Jaw-dropping sets by Mackabee!

30 May 2017

Frank Deford Legacy Should be Recognised by ESPN


PS. Too bad #FrankDeford wasn't part of the @espn-industrial complex. He'd be feted all day today & the kids would be exposed to his writing

RIP Frank Deford

RIP #FrankDeford. Discovered him thru his tennis writing before I realized what a giant he was in the sports-media complex. Brilliant man.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

#PiratesOfTheCaribbean5: Thank G*d for Geoffrey Rush, once again the secret weapon in this franchise. New kids add some fresh-faced energy.

28 May 2017

Kvitova Comeback From Knife Attack

Congrats to #Petra #Kvitova for coming back from that awful knife attack. Winning #RolandGarros R1 match was a nice bonus. 👏PS. Poor #Kerber

26 May 2017

Kevin Durant Personality Change After Joining the Warriors

PS. #Durant used to be a media darling. Now he's a f-bomb-dropping, devil-may-care bad boy (after joining a 73-win team with 5 all-stars)!🤔

LeBron Crushes Celtics to Set Up Destined Battle with Warriors

This is what the #LeBron naysayers hath wrought: 35/8/8 & 33-pt beatdown of (diminished) #Celtics. Worry about #Warriors later. #Cavaliers

25 May 2017

Star Wars Turns 40(!)

You Know You're Too Old When: #StarWars Turns 40(!) Years Old. Look, I'm not saying #GeorgeLucas invented cinema, but, y'know...#ANewHope

23 May 2017

Cavaliers Rally(?!) to Beat Celtics in Gm. 4

Foregone conclusion turns into a nervewracking slugfest?! Because #Celtics refuse to go away! Thank G*d for #Kyrie (& #KLove), huh #LeBron?

RIP Roger Moore

RIP #RogerMoore. To me he was the best #Bond/Saint/Wild Goose…the best. Lived his life like a proper international movie star Loved the guy!

22 May 2017

Dangal Huge China Box Office

Woah! #Dangal becomes highest-grossing foreign film in China! Now that's a game-changer. Too bad not every Indian movie can star #AamirKhan.

21 May 2017

Cavaliers Shocked by Celtics

A funny thing happened on the way to a preordained sweep: #Cavs lost?! Plucky #Celtics (is there any other kind) give #LeBron a wake-up call

Real Madrid Win La Liga On Final Day

Congrats to #RealMadrid on winning #LaLiga in dramatic fashion. That, my friends, is the power of #Zinedine #Zidane! PS #Ronaldo helps too 😂

Sascha Zverev Wins First Masters Title

Welcome to the big time kid! *Young* #Zverev beats #Djokovic to win 1st Masters #Nadal's destined #RolandGarros win could become interesting

Liverpool Makes It Into Champions League

#Klopp's amazing run at #Liverpool continues! Getting to #CL is great, even against poor #MID. Now they need to hold on to #Coutinho! #LFC

20 May 2017

Alien: Covenant

#AlienCovenant: Ridley Scott makes movies that'd make directors half his age buckle under. Fassbender's great despite his "American" accent!

19 May 2017

Cavaliers Crush the Celtics in Game 2

When I checked the score I thought it's a misprint! Before #LeBron (/#Cavs) get too full of themselves, #Warriors are crushing too! #Celtics

Kolkata Knight Riders Thrashed in IPL 2017 Semifinals

Bad luck for #KKR, esp after such a promising regular season. When was the last time someone defended 107 in a #T20 match?! Oh well...#IPL

The Commune

#TheCommune: Forget about slice of life it's like a whole lifetime compressed into one film. Warm-hearted Euro cousin to 20th Century Women.

18 May 2017

RIP Reema Lagoo

RIP #ReemaLagoo. The warm, comforting cinematic presence through all of our childhoods. Can't believe that #QSQT was almost 30 years ago.

RIP Chris Cornell

RIP #ChrisCornell. Integral part of my early education in America with #Soundgarden. Really liked his stint with #Audioslave. What a voice.

17 May 2017

Kevin Love Helps Cavaliers Win Game 1 Against Celtics

Just finished @WindhorstESPN's great #ReturnOfTheKing which made #KLove's value clear. Guess #Celtics found that out tonight. #LeBron #Cavs

Logan Noir

#LoganNoir: Even better second time out...in black and white! This is gonna be up there with all the other modern mainstream classics!

16 May 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2: Sometimes, *too* much of a good thing...who am I kidding?...it's awesome! Drax & Yondu you scene-stealin' rascals!

15 May 2017

Celtics Beat the Wizards in Game 7

#Olynyk: Next #Celtics Cult Hero. Hardworking blue collar underdog who never quits &...what's the *other* thing that endears him to Boston?😌

West Indies Lose in Dramatic Fashion

PS. Incredible finish to #WestIndies Test series. #RostonChase came *this* close to saving the match…until poor #ShannonGabriel. #WIvPAK

Younis Khan & Partner Misbah-ul Haq Retire

You Know You're Tool Old When: #YounisKhan…& #MisbahUlHaq retire. Underappreciated stalwarts. Leave behind huge shoes to fill...good luck!

RIP Powers Boothe

RIP #PowersBoothe. The coolest, baddest mutha-[bleep]-er around! I loved the guy & always enjoyed seeing him effortlessly command the screen

14 May 2017

Warriors Epic Comeback Against Spurs 2017 Game 1

The way the #Spurs imploded after he left...#Kawhi now in #LeBron territory?! It's gonna be a humdinger of a series! PS. #ZaZa?! #Warriors

12 May 2017

D'Antoni Loses to Popovich...Again

#DAntoni, poor chap, is gonna have nightmares about #Popovich for the rest of his life. PS. Quite an MVP-level performance from #Harden, eh?

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

#KingArthur: Every once in a while a little bit of the ol' Lock Stock pokes thru. Hunnam & Law are fun. Kinda liked the music by Pemberton.

11 May 2017

Bellinger Amazing Rookie Start / Andrew Toles Out

Wait, the #Dodgers have *another* game-changing #ROTY?! #Bellinger: .315, 6HR, 17RBI...in 14 games?! PS. Poor #AndrewToles the kid's a gamer

Ovechkin Loses to Sidney Crosby in the Playoffs...Again

Poor #Ovechkin...another playoff flameout against arch rival (the insufferable) #SidTheKid. At least the #Capitals forced a Game 7 this time

10 May 2017

RIP Michael Parks

RIP #MichaelParks. Fantastic in #TwinPeaks. Searing screen presence. #Tarantino/#KevinSmith/#RobertRodriguez that's one h*ll of a fan club!

09 May 2017

Genie Bouchard Beats Sharapova

Not saying it's a career-altering win for #Genie #Bouchard over #Sharapova, but it's a huge walk-the-walk win. Hope she can keep it going.

07 May 2017

Cavaliers Complete Preordained Sweep of Raptors

Thank G*d for #Kyrie, huh? Tougher-than-it-needed-to-be sweep-game for #LeBron (#Cavs). PS #Warriors in superhero form & #Spurs not dead yet

Narine Thrashes RCB With His Bowling

Welcome back #ChrisLynn, hello #Narine (54 off 17)! Remember when he tormented the #IPL with his bowling? Pulls an #Ankiel (but wo PED) #KKR

06 May 2017

Canelo Defeats Chavez Jr.

Yo, this kid #Canelo #Alvarez is pretty good. Dominating win over #ChavezJr. That eventual #GGG match is gonna be something! #CanelovChavez

Always Dreaming Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

Congrats to #AlwaysDreaming...tho I was kinda rooting for #IrishWarCry (desi jockey #Maragh)& #Patch (one eye, poor chap). #KentuckyDerby

05 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 3

I knew that things would get tougher in Toronto. Gutty 21-point win for #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs) over #Raptors. Series is getting closer right?

Risk

#Risk: Intimate, (way) behind-the-scenes look at [redacted]. While [redacted] this [redacted] documentary manages to [redacted] & [redacted]

04 May 2017

West Indies Beat Pakistan 2017 Test 2

Not that anyone noticed, but kudos to #WestIndies on fighting to a rare Test win. Apparently pace did it for them, imagine that! #WIvPAK

03 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 2

That's some good shootin' there #LeBron: 39 pts on 10-13 FGs! It's gonna get harder once they shift to Toronto, right? #Cavs #Raptors #NBA

The Circle

#TheCircle: #Hanks beginning to go ever-so-slightly over to the dark side is a great sight Movie hits a little too close to home for comfort

01 May 2017

Cavaliers Thrash Raptors in Game 1

Normally I'd old-man-finger-wag at #LeBron, but that mid-game beer was pretty d*mn hilarious! #Cavs *roll* over #Raptors. #NBAPlayoffs

Baahubali 2 Huge US Opening

One of the great box office stories in recent memory! #Baahubali opens to $10M on only 400 screens. Could be gamechanger in both US & India.

30 April 2017

Paul Pierce Retires

You Know You're Too Old When: #PaulPierce Retires. Tough/entertaining to the bitter end. Wonder if LA will forgive him eventually? #TheTruth

28 April 2017

Calcutta Sports Fans

Jayaditya Gupta discovered what Bengalis have known all along #Calcutta Fans are the best! (not counting 96 CWC ;-)  http://ow.ly/7ipk30bgQjF

27 April 2017

RIP Vinod Khanna

RIP #VinodKhanna. My mother's favourite actor growing up. Infernally charismatic, effortlessly charming, incredibly handsome, true maverick.

26 April 2017

RIP Jonathan Demme

RIP #JonathanDemme. One of my *very* favourite directors. He could & did anything. No film retrospective will be complete without his work.

25 April 2017

Russell Westbrook/Thunder Lose Series to Rockets

Sigh...#Russ #Westbrook's excellent basketball adventure comes to an end. I like #DAntoni but it's rough watching #Harden/#Rockets play #NBA

Younis Khan 10,000 Test Runs

PS. Congrats to #YounisKhan on 10,000 Test Runs. Like the 500-HR plateau in baseball, it's become more common, but still a huge achievement!

24 April 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

#TheImmortalLifeOfHenriettaLacks: Very well made & touching. Byrne is very good, but man is this #Oprah's, ahem, show from beginning to end!

23 April 2017

Nadal and Messi Win Monte Carlo/El Clasico

So, the reports of #Nadal's & #Messi's demise(s) have been greatly exaggerated? 50 Clay Court titles & 500 goals...not dead yet! #ElClasico

Cavs Sweep Pacers 2017 Round 1

Not pretty, but a sweep is a sweep. #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs) overcome plucky #Pacers. PS. #OKC-#Rockets game?! Will someone please guard #Nene?!

21 April 2017

Free Fire

#FreeFire: Good, sub-#Tarantino-esque fun from young Wheatley & Co. Riley's hilarious & the rest of the cast is drop-ahem-*dead* awesome.

20 April 2017

Huge Comeback win for Cavs Over Pacers

So...#JR was the answer all along?! Great comeback by #LeBron (i.e. #Cavs)! PS If they let #Pacers put up 100+ what will #Warriors do?! #NBA

19 April 2017

Chris Gayle 10,000 T20 Runs

"The universe boss is still here and still alive" - how can you not love #ChrisGayle?! Well done on 10,000(!!!!!) #T20 runs! #Gayle10000

18 April 2017

The Fate of the Furious

#TheFateOfTheFurious: Sit back & mainline the adrenaline rush! You know you're in good hands with Gray when the franchise jumps the sub!

17 April 2017

Steve Johnson Wins Houston

PS. Congrats to #SteveJohnson for fighting to the *bitter* end to win Houston. Unfancied coming out of #USC he's having quite a career. #ATP

Cavs Squeak by Pacers in Game 2

#LeBron better thank the Lord for #Kyrie, #KevinLove...& those dodgy calls at the end of the game. #Pacers aren't making this easy. #Cavs

Girls


#Girls: Never understood the hate, it was always a decent show. Kudos to #LenaDunham on making such a success of herself at such a young age

15 April 2017

Cavaliers Squeak By Pacers in Game 1

You know, it's about time #LeBron started taking this seriously. Based on the match today the #Cavs are in for a very bumpy ride! #Pacers

Gifted

#Gifted: Very nice Ted-Melfi-esque bounceback from young Webb. Moving story, gently directed. Kid Grace is great & Duncan steals the movie.

14 April 2017

RIP Dan Rooney

RIP #DanRooney. Patron Saint of #Steeler Nation (of which TBH is a charter member). Great owner with a *huge* impact on the NFL. #RooneyRule