The Burnt Orange Heresy Argues About Critics

There is certainly something to be said about the role of the critic when one sits down to watch The Burnt Orange Heresy. “If it is just about telling the truth, anybody can do it,” James Figueras says about being a critic.  “My job is to separate the good ones from the bad ones.” Critics are frauds.  Or so this is the argument that the film does its best to make.  At the same time,…

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Basmati Blues: This Musical is Certainly Something

Basmati Blues is a musical and as far as musicals go, it’s certainly something alright. Directed by Danny Baron from a screenplay co-written with Jeffrey Dorchen, the film stars Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, with Tyne Daly and Donald Sutherland. For an Oscar winner such as Larson, one may question her decision to take on this role after the success of Room but it’s a role that she shot before she won the…

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