#Hotlist March 2013 1
All that’s buzzing this month!
With The Front Row wrapping up a successful season next month, we asked the charismatic film critic to give us the scoop on the movies that top her list.
SHOLAY (1975) “My favourite Hindi
film, Sholay is the apotheosis of the Hindi
film form. It seamlessly blends
drama, comedy, romance, action. I still tear up when Jai dies!”
SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941) “It teaches us the value of comedy. At the end, Sullivan, a film director says, ‘there is a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that's all some people have. It isn't much but it's better than nothing in this cock eyed caravan.' Absolutely.”
ANNIE HALL (1977) “This is one of my favourite love stories. I don’t know many romances that can make you laugh out loud and also, ache so much.”
THE SHINING (1980) “This film disturbs me profoundly. Stanley Kubrick took a pulpy horror novel and created high art.”
CINEMA PARADISO (1988) “It’s a poignant, beautifully wrought love letter to the movies, to the pleasures that cinema gives us.”