14 December 2019

RIP Danny Aiello

‪RIP #DannyAiello‬

‪I *loved* this guy, one of my *all*-time favourite char. actors. I mean, he's been so awesome for so long, you even forget the first time you saw him, right? He just seemed to be always there, no?, being awesome in so many movies. A true loss for cinema, sigh...‬


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13 December 2019

LeBron (and Lakers) Get Huge Comeback Win Over Heat

‪Whatacomeback for #LeBron, er I mean, #Lakers! ‬

‪I mean, this is probably not a preview of the #NBA Finals, but for him, er them, to battle back on the road against the #Heat...that'll come in handy (esp come #MVP voting time😇)!‬

‪PS. #CoachSpo keeps on keepin' on, eh?👍‬


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Ash Barty WTA Player of the Year

‪Tip o' ye old cap to (ex-cricketer🏏😳!) #AshBarty for winning #WTA POTY. What a year: World No. 1, #FrenchOpen (sorry, #RolandGarros), 4 titles, 57 wins, #WTAFinals where she won... $4 *Million*... what a bl**dy year!!!🎾👍👏✊🙌👌🤘🤙‬




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12 December 2019

RIP Michael J. Pollard

‪RIP #MichaelJPollard‬

‪Another, classic, I-love-that-guy character actor. I'd already loved his quirky, outcast, world-wise, immediately empathetic roles in so many movies (like #TangoAndCash!) before I finally caught up to the iconic #BonnieAndClyde. He really was unique, sigh...‬


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11 December 2019

Queen & Slim

‪#QueenAndSlim‬

‪In-your-face, visually stunning debut from director Matsoukas. Music & cinematography add immeasurably to the whole mood, well done! Well done, too, to the entire cast, esp Woodbine & Kaluuya, who turns in a fab self-assured, nuanced, empathetic lead performance.‬


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10 December 2019

RIP Bob Willis

‪RIP #BobWillis‬

‪Heard about him from my father growing up. Judging by the photos & highlights it must've been a terrifying sight: him thundering down ready to knock your block off! His 8-43 has to be one of the greatest sport miracles. 325 test wickets when 300 meant something.‬


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09 December 2019

Knives Out

‪#KnivesOut ‬

‪Good, clean, #AgathaChristie-all-star(-all-the-time!) fun. Speaking of fun, lookit #JamesBond having so much of it🤣! Speaking of all-star: director, cast, prod design (that knife sculpture👍), editing, music, etc. - kudos to one and all.‬


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08 December 2019

Steelers Get Must-Win Over Arizona

‪Welcome to the #Diontae show!‬

‪The kid was absolutely amazing for that #Steelers must-win on the...road, wait that was a road game, right?!🤣‬

‪Thank g*d for the Defence: #JoeHaden, #TJWatt, #CamHeyward, #BudDupree...*every*one!!!‬

‪PS. #DuckHodges🏈🦆💪!‬

‪#HereWeGo | #PITvsAZ‬



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05 December 2019

Steelers Incredible Must-Win Over Browns!

‪TBH is still celebrating that amazing #Steelers win over idiot #Browns (& picking up #BennySnell in fantasy 😁)!‬

‪So many MVPs: #JamesWashington, #Minkah, #JoeHaden, #TJWatt, (always underrated) #CamHeyward, #Tomlin...& #DuckHodges (in the 21st century🤣)‬

‪#HereWeGo!‬
‪#CLEvsPIT‬





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28 November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

‪#TBT so how about a #Throwback #Bengali feast courtesy of Ma? 😁‬

‪All the #Bangla food-types:  Luchi, Begun Bhaja, Aloo Dom, Cholar Dal (and many more off-camera...😋😋😋)‬

‪Happy #Thanksgiving to one and all, enjoy stuffing your face, I know I will!‬


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27 November 2019

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

‪#PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles (1987)‬

‪So, #JohnHughes' #ToddPhillips movie, no?😇 Watching it again I realised how truly great it was: cast (Martin+so many supporting recognisable faces), dark/sweet/melancholy humour, "allergy"-inducing end & *great* #Oscars-deserving #JohnCandy🥺‬


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25 November 2019

Transitional Year in Men's Tennis

‪Yo! @ABFalecbaldwin was right, this *was* a transitional year on the #ATP‬

‪When was the last time none of the Non-#BigFour qualified for the Finals?‬

‪No #Stanimal, #DelPo, #Ferrer, #Tsonga, #Berdych, #Monfils, #Gasquet?!‬

‪Man, this really was a great era, fun while it lasted...🥺‬


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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

‪#ABeautifulDayInTheNeighborhood ‬

‪America's Most Beloved Movie Star playing AMB TV Star...you expect the acting tour de force, but the directorial TDF by young Heller?! Wow! #Oscars for all, incl. Rhys, Cooper, prod design. PS. Allergy season, no? *entire* theatre was sniffling😭‬


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24 November 2019

Steelers Get Crucial Comeback Win Over Bengals

‪Begun, the #DevlinHodges era has?!😇‬

‪Kudos to who(m?)ever the #Steelers GM is who(m?) traded for #Minkah, drafted #DevinBush, #BudDupree, #TJWatt, #CamHeyward, #JamesWashington, #BennySnell etc...!!!🙏👏) ‬

‪Crucial matchup next week vs the...#Browns?! Duh-duh-duh!🤭‬

‪#HereWeGo!‬



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23 November 2019

Terrific Article on the Oudh Family of Delhi

‪As much a paean to the immortal power of unyielding journalism as it is to the immortal power of faded exotic glamour.‬

‪Terrific writing by @EllenBarryNYT; you can practically see the #Netflix desi-#GreyGardens series this is destined to become! @nytimes‬



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22 November 2019

Dominika Cibulkova & Tomas Berdych Retire

‪You Know You're Too Old When: #DominikaCibulkova & #TomasBerdych Retire‬

‪Both played awesome, aggressive #tennis, Domi over-achieved (loved her fiesty go-for-broke style), Tommy under-ed, esp given all his firepower Still, he was a great of his era, some achievement given his era‬



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21 November 2019

Nice LA Times Read on T-Series

‪Great read from @SBengali of @latimes detailing #TSeries rise to the top of the #YouTube charts!‬

‪(PS. Remember when we used to buy the tapes in School?! I had no idea of their slightly dodgy backstory😬!)‬



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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

‪#WontYouBeMyNeighbor? (2018) ‬

‪The kind of (true-story!) feel-good movie we could all use more of nowadays. I myself missed the whole #MisterRogers thing, but based on the film (& TBH's tears!) I understood the impact this kindly chap had on generations of American kids🥺 ‬


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20 November 2019

LeBron James Becomes First Player with Triple-Doubles Against Every NBA Team

‪Oh hey, #LeBron became the only player to have a triple-double against every team in the #NBA?!‬

‪Not bad for Year 17, no? 😇‬


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Good Boys

‪#GoodBoys‬

‪Good, (not-so😱!)clean, kids say(and do😱!) the da*ndest things fun. The three leads are great with the kid Williams stealing the show. PS.  #SethRogen's created quite the on-brand sweet-but-not-too-salty Gentle-R-rated producing career for himself. Well done!‬


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19 November 2019

India Puts Up Massive Total Against Bangladesh 2019(-20?) Test 1

‪#IND playing #BAN at home is the #Oprah of Tests: you get a half-century, you get a half-century...or in #MayankAgarwal's case, *many* half-centuries(😲💪)!‬

‪PS. Great to see #Pujara in the runs, trust me, you'll need those when your back's truly against the wall!‬

‪#INDvBAN‬



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18 November 2019

Ford v Ferrari

‪#FordVFerrari ‬

‪Bloody (Go Like)H*ll! G*d Bless the exec who greenlit this, Mangold, sound design, Nolan-level aversion to CGI(!), *sprawling* cast (Damon, Balfe, McKinnon, young Jupe, Letts) & esp they-should-just-build-an-acting-nom-wing-for-him-at-the-#Oscars #ChristianBale!‬


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16 November 2019

Steelers Lose to Awful Browns

Gawd, the #Browns'd already descended into #Bengals-land with those dirty targeted hits on #JuJu & #Diontae...


...if that'd been #TomBrady, #MylesGarrett & #Ogunjobi would've been banned for life!


Sigh, at least #JaylenSamuels scored a TD...


#PITvsCLE | #Steelers | #HereWeGo



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15 November 2019

Cody Bellinger Wins NL MVP!

‪Congrats to Cody #Bellinger on a much- deserved #MVP!‬

‪#ROTY, #GoldGlove, #AllStar...#WorldSeries next😇?‬

‪PS. No #CyYoung love for #WalkerBuehler🙄?!‬

‪PPS. C'mon #BBWA do the right thing and give #MattKemp his 2011 MVP😏‬

‪#Dodgers‬


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Federer Beats Djokovic in Superb Performance 2019 ATP Finals

‪Man, #GOAT-in-*full*-flight sure is a wondrous sight, no?‬

‪Great #Federer win over (almost😇)always-gracious-in-defeat #Djokovic! Doesn't quite make up for The Match That Must Not Be Named, but still...‬

‪PS. #Nadal v #Medvedev & #Djoker v #Thiem: ATP's version of #OkayBoomer?🤣‬


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14 November 2019

RIP Nabaneeta Dev Sen

‪RIP #NabaneetaDevSen‬

‪Or, Nabaneeta-Di as I her referred to in awed tones growing up (technically, I think she was one of Baba's Mashi-s, &, coincidentally, Ma's fave college prof). Accomplished, acclaimed, great Bengali writer who will be remembered for many generations to come.‬


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13 November 2019

Jojo Rabbit

‪#JojoRabbit‬

‪Good, clean, Wes-Anderson-Meets-Mel-Brooks satirical fun. G*d bless the film exec who greenlit this insane highwire act! #TaikaWaititi, adults - all aces, esp Rockwell & ScarJo but kids are sensational: Yates, McKenzie & esp Davis. PS. When the American soldiers...😲‬


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12 November 2019

Federer Gets Great Win Over Berrettini 2019 ATP Finals

‪Ha! There's still some fight left in the old #GOAT yet!👏‬

‪#Federer navigates tricky encounter with brute-force #Berrettini to set up *massive* clash with #Djokovic!😬‬

‪PS. That awesome kid Matteo's 6'5"(😲)... the future of men's tennis is tall, man!‬

‪#ATP | #NittoATPFinals‬


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11 November 2019

Federer Loses Close Match to Thiem 2019 ATP Finals

‪No matter what happens rest of #ATP season/future, #Federer's storied career has been sensational!‬

‪If #Thiem finally steps up from 20ft behind baseline and starts striping the ball the way he does...at the very least #GOAT kept it close😇‬

‪PS. Fast indoor HC👏‬

‪#NittoATPFinals‬


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The Lighthouse

‪#TheLighthouse‬

‪Good, clean, Look Ma, I can direct (with a Capital D) fun. Superlative prod/sound design & (#film!!!) cinematography allow us to marvel at the unceasing, unyielding awesomeness that is #WillemDafoe. #Oscars for him one day, no? One day...‬


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10 November 2019

Steelers Sensationally Upset Rams

‪No matter what happens rest of #NFL season, #Steelers upsetting tough-luck #Rams was sensational!‬

‪Beautiful play from #Minkah(🙏to GM who traded for him!!), #TJWatt, #CamHeyward, #JoeHaden...the entire Defence💪‬

‪PS. What a 4th down call by #Tomlin😬😊‬

‪#HereWeGo!‬



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Liverpool Gets Sensational Win Over Manchester City

‪No matter what happens rest of #EPL season, #Liverpool beating insufferable #ManCity was sensational!‬

‪Beautiful balls from #AlexanderArnold, #Robertson, #Henderson, strikes from #Salah, #Mane, #Fabinho(😲), play from #Wijnaldum⚽️👏👍💪‬

‪PS. What handball?😇‬

‪#LFC #YNWA #LIVMCI‬


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07 November 2019

Parasite (Gisaenchung)

‪#Parasite (#Gisaenchung)‬

‪Stunning, creepy, funny, gut-busting, head-turning, stomach-churning, realistic, surrealistic, Hitchcock-ian(or Haneke-ian?), stone-cold thriller, moving family drama, allegory! *Superb* stuff from dir, DP, composer, cast & #Oscars-busting prod design!‬


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04 November 2019

The Irishman

‪#TheIrishman‬

‪"You don't know how fast time goes until you get there"🥺‬

‪Epic, intimate, funny, dirgelike, moving, stone-cold requiem for the American cinematic dream masterpiece. #Oscars for all: Zaillian, Schoonmaker(👏), #Scorsese, #DeNiro, & esp #Pacino(😲). PS. #DonRickles🙏

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03 November 2019

Steelers Get Awesome Win Over Colts

‪Defense(#MinkahFitzpatrick...🙏#Dolphins😏) and (backup) running(#TreyEdmunds & #JaylenSamuels[13 rec😲💪])...well, hello #Steelers!‬

‪Welcome back #Boswell👏!‬

‪PS. Feel bad for #Vinatieri, one of the *few* decent things to come of the #Patriots dynasty‬

‪#HereWeGo‬


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31 October 2019

RIP Robert Evans

‪RIP #RobertEvans‬

‪He put the (self-made[hey the very best almost always are])legend in *legendary* Hollywood producer, no? When you go on a 1-2-3 run like #RosemarysBaby, #TheGodfather, #Chinatown…well, you're an indelible part of film history. PS. #TheKidStaysInThePicture...🙌‬


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30 October 2019

Nationals Win the World Series in Huge Upset!

Yo! Someone better wake up #Kornheiser! #Nationals just won the #WorldSeries  thanks mostly to #TheOrchid #Strasburg😇

Man, #Kendrick taketh...and giveth!

PS. Gawd, the #Astros (& #Gurriel) sure are insufferable🙄

PPS. #JuanSoto💪⚾️

PPPS. @TimCowlishaw finally got one right👍


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Nationals Win the World Series in Huge Upset

‪Yo! Someone better wake up #Kornheiser! #Nationals just won the #WorldSeries thanks mostly to #TheOrchid #Strasburg😇‬

‪Man, #Kendrick taketh...and giveth!‬

‪PS. Gawd, the #Astros (& #Gurriel) sure are insufferable🙄‬

‪PPS. #JuanSoto💪⚾️‬

‪PPPS. @TimCowlishaw finally got one right👍‬


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