“In a country whose cinema is often just classified under the homogenous canopy of ‘Bollywood,’ a film in Sikkimese is not only a welcome change but also a political reversal of existing canons. It is a small but eventful beginning, a small step towards a more inclusive ‘Indian’ cinema.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite film noir moments in celebration of #Noirvember.
“In its thorough research and extensive reconstructing of the artist’s life, ‘Sonar Baran Pakhi (The Golden Wing)’ is a document of celebration.”
“‘Porto’ aims for atmosphere but merely achieves it with convention.”
“‘Bar Bahar’ is an unmissable dramedy that puts women at the heart of a hypocritical world in flux.”
“Fassbinder created a masterpiece that is relatable due to his depictions of racism, discrimination and the complexities of identity — themes which still resonate loudly today.”
“Horror is a genre that believes, rightly, that young people are the future.”