30 April 2020

RIP Rishi Kapoor

‪RIP #RishiKapoor‬

‪Too soon...One of our most end-u/ea-ring Bollywood megastars, and Ma's absolute favourite (along with #DimpleKapadia). From era-defining romantic hero to resurgent supporting actor/comic foil/villain even! From scion to sire of India's First Family of Film...‬

29 April 2020

RIP Irrfan Khan

‪RIP #IrrfanKhan‬

‪Oh no! This really is too sad. I guess we all knew he had a health setback but somehow you thought #Irrfan, of all people, the man who broke boundaries in every sense of the word, could overcome it. Sadly, wasn't to be. Gone way too soon, but *never* forgotten.‬

28 April 2020

RIP Allen Daviau

‪RIP #AllenDaviau‬

‪Perhaps not quite the household name as other superstar cinematographers, but if you watched any awesome movie in the 80s/early 90s, chances are you were watching his incredible images. The list of directors...that iconic shot of the boy in the moon...wondrous‬

26 April 2020

Tomlin v Dog: A Tale Told in Three Terrifying Acts

‪#Tomlin v Dog: A Tale Told in Three Terrifying Acts‬

‪๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฌ‬

‪๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™ #MikeTomlin #NFLDraft #Steelers #SNU #HereWeGo‬

24 April 2020

The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui)

‪#TheWildGooseLake (#NanFangCheZhanDeJuHui) ‬

‪Good, clean NWR-by-way-of-WKW neo(n๐Ÿ˜)-noir fun! My goodness, soooo much eye-watering neon, saturated, primary-colour night-time cinemato/choreo-graphy, it almost gets to be too much…nah, perish the thought!‬

‪#VirtualCinema(๐Ÿ™)‬

23 April 2020

RIP Shirley Knight

‪RIP #ShirleyKnight‬

‪By the time I caught up with her she was in the "Ma" phase of her career (as Baba used to say when I "discovered" someone like, say, Rakhi), which meant a long, accomplished career had come before. Always enjoyed her quirky, unusual choices no matter the role.‬

22 April 2020

Red Sox Get Off With Minor Penalties Despite Stealing World Series Title

‪Breaking News!‬

‪Boston-area sports team caught cheating, gets off with a slap on the wrist.‬

‪More at 11‬

‪๐Ÿ™„‬

‪#RedSox...more like #RedSux amirite๐Ÿคฃ‬

21 April 2020

Onward

‪#Onward‬

‪Look, *nothing*'s gonna match that *stunning* #Pixar run which crested with #ToyStory3 (and did a mini-rebound with #Coco)... but keep an open mind and you'll enjoy this good, clean #Zootopia-Meets-#HarryPotter-Meets-#TheLordOfTheRings-Meets-#TheHerosJourney fun movie.‬

19 April 2020

Baby Alpaca!

‪A cute baby #alpaca (*not* #llama) to brighten your day!‬

‪Stay safe everyone๐Ÿ™!!‬

‪#Puno #LakeTiticaca #Peru‬

18 April 2020

Dream Federer-Mecir Matchup

‪Yo @rogerfederer, are we still doing this? ๐Ÿ˜‬

‪Anyway, I nominate fellow wizard-with-a-racquet #MiloslavMecir... it'd be like watching a magic show!‬

‪ ๐ŸŽฉ ๐Ÿ‡ ๐ŸŽพ‬

17 April 2020

RIP Brian Dennehy

‪RIP #BrianDennehy‬

‪Oh no! One of my *very* favourites of the I-*love*-that-guy actors. #Cocoon? #FX? #FirstBlood? #BestSeller poster? Impossible to remember where I saw him first. I do remember his heart bursting with love in #TommyBoy...and ours did too for his incredible career‬

16 April 2020

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

‪#TheDirtyDozen (1967)‬

‪Just as awesome as when they showed it to us in School(๐Ÿ˜ณ), but a lot more brutal than what I remembered…dang man, I'm getting old. Stone-cold (anti, right?!)war movie classic teeming to the brim with stars: Marvin, Bronson, Savalas, etc...& esp Cassavetes‬

14 April 2020

Shubho Noboborsho / Happy Bengali New Year 2020

‪#ShubhoNoboborsho / Happy #BengaliNewYear everyone!‬

‪To celebrate please enjoy this scene of the verdant(๐Ÿค“) Bengali countryside!‬

‪#Calcutta #Kolkata #WestBengal #Bengal #India‬

12 April 2020

Neel Shoshti 2020

‪According to Ma, today is neel shoshti... so please enjoy this pic from the last time I was in Cal.‬

‪Passover, Easter, Shoshti ... that's some major-duty triple-action call for unity right there๐Ÿ™!‬

‪#Kolkata #Calcutta #WestBengal #India‬

‪#shoshti #NeelShasthi #Shashti‬

10 April 2020

RIP Mort Drucker

‪RIP #MortDrucker ‬

‪On my bedside table is a book that has 3 of my *all*time favourite things: movies, the 80s…and #MADMagazine. Growing up we *loved* #MAD, without even knowing most of the cultural references; the movie parodies, long before I actually saw the movies. ๐Ÿ™‬

Top 6 TV Shows

‪Top 6... just off the top of my head‬

‪#TheWire‬
‪#MagnumPI‬
‪#TheJeffersons‬
‪#NewsRadio‬
‪#BabylonBerlin‬
‪#TwinPeaks‬

‪DD Bonus: #Rajani / #Karamchand / #StarTrak๐Ÿ˜‚‬

Calcutta Food Houses

‪Well, in my pre-pescatarian days I'd say House 6...‬

‪In my current state I'd say House 3...‬

‪PS. No love for #Kwality?๐Ÿ˜ฒ‬

09 April 2020

Hangover Square (1945)

‪#HangoverSquare (1945)‬

‪๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ฅ‬

‪Right from that opening POV-shot, you know you're in for a delightfully/deliciously/deliriously deranged cinematic humdinger! That direction, acrobatic camera, #BernardHerrmann, cast, & great #LairdCregar towering above the inferno!‬

08 April 2020

Coronavirus Cricket XI

Most Aggressive Vaccine Research: #VivRichards
Most Methodical Clinical Trials: #AnilKumble
Best Virtual Happy Hour: #IanBotham
Most Dangerous Virtual Happy Hour: #FreddieFlintoff
Fastest Ambulance: #WasimAkram
Crucial PPE Deliveries: #VVSLaxman
Most Intimidating Social Distancing: #MitchellJohnson
Most Calming: #HashimAmla
Best Fun Dad: #VirenderSehwag
Best Serious Dad: #AllanBorder
Best By-The-Book Dad: #KaneWilliamson
12th Man To Put The Kids To Sleep: #Pujara๐Ÿ˜

07 April 2020

Fantastic Fungi

‪#FantasticFungi‬

‪Just the kind of feel-good, ahem, mind-blowing(๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค’), eye-opening/heart-calming *spectacular* nature-time-lapse footage-featuring look at the earth's most populous species (wait, wha๐Ÿ˜ฒ?!) we could all use as much as possible of right now!‬

‪#VirtualCinema(๐Ÿ™)‬

06 April 2020

RIP Bill Withers

‪RIP #BillWithers‬

‪Discovered him thanks to the QBS DJ *all* those years ago who played #LovelyDay to time how long he held the note. And then, of course, *so* many other great songs that I never realised were by him, the songs that'll be part of our infinite playlist forever…‬

03 April 2020

We’re Guaranteed Another Year of Federer, Right?๐Ÿคฉ

‪Well, I guess one positive unintended consequence from #Wimbledon cancellation and #Olympics postponement is that...‬

‪we're guaranteed another year of #Federer, no?๐Ÿ˜‡‬

‪PS. They're not going to cancel the #IPL are they? This was def #KKR's year ๐Ÿ˜‬

02 April 2020

RIP Adam Schlesinger

‪RIP #AdamSchlesinger‬

‪Mostly knew him from #FountainsOfWayne, but gotta say, I absolutely loved #ThatThingYouDo! The song & the movie were a big cult hit in India.‬
‪Then I read that he was an #EGOT nominee, man, what an incredible career, so much was ahead for him. So sad.‬

A Colt Is My Passport (Koruto wa ore no pasupoto) (1967)

‪#AColtIsMyPassport (#KorutoWaOreNoPasupoto) (1967)‬

‪๐Ÿ‘Š‬

‪Absolutely fantastic black-&-white Japanese neo-noir spaghetti-western romantic melodrama…you know, that old thing!!!! Terse/flamboyant w/ gonzo set-pieces. Brilliant work by dir, DP, cast & esp music & ice-cold Shishido!‬

01 April 2020

Wimbledon 2020 Cancelled!!!!!☹️๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฆ

‪Say it ain't so #Wimbledon๐Ÿ˜ญ!‬

‪Sigh, this was #Federer's Last Big Chance, no? (Same for #Liverpool & #LeBron๐Ÿ˜ฌ?!)‬

‪Seriously, courageous move by @Wimbledon, hopefully employees will be taken care of‬

‪Compare to brazenly narcissistic #FrenchOpen landgrab. For shame @rolandgarros๐Ÿ˜ก‬

https://twitter.com/wimbledon/status/1245365384989024258?s=21