Author archive for Indrapramit Das

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    Brief Thoughts: Hereditary

    HEREDITARY is a near-masterpiece, and falls short because its use of grief and familial trauma as fuel for a...

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    Brief Thoughts: Pose

    POSE, which explores the lives of a variety of queer and trans characters involved in the Ball Culture of...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Terror (TV series)

    Finished THE TERROR, which resurrects the phantoms of a lost expedition driven by imperial hubris, sends them on a...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Americans Finale (No Spoilers)

    THE AMERICANS (2013-2018) finale brings home the subtext of the show: that the machinations of nation-states are a cruel,...

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    Brief Thoughts: Solo

    SOLO could have been an Ocean’s 11 in space, but shoves aside its tantalizing heist movie aspirations for rushed...

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    Brief Thoughts: Deadpool 2

    DEADPOOL 2 is the kind of movie that has dudes in the theatre competitively repeating every joke out loud...

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    Brief Thoughts: Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s PRIME MERIDIAN (which was named one of the best novellas of 2017 by Locus, and by the...

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    Brief Thoughts: Psychokinesis (2018)

    Buried by Netflix and the release hoopla around AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR but out now; a South Korean superhero movie...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Death of Stalin (2017)

    THE DEATH OF STALIN is a canny portrait of evil as men (mostly, in this case) desperately competing to...

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    Brief Thoughts: Phantom Thread (2017)

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD is a love story most preoccupied with toxicity, and how it threads its way...

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