Ondaatje in NYC

  Currently on tour promoting his long awaited new novel (Divisadero), Michael Ondaatje made an appearance at a Manhattan Barnes & Noble to do a reading, book-signing  and some Q & A.   Joel Grey, the actor, was in the audience and chatted with  him briefly. Earlier in the day, he was interviewed on WNYC, […]

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

  Two summers ago on a humid, thick, hot Sunday afternoon, I nipped into my local for a reduced price matinee of Bunty aur Babli.   While my skin cooled in the frosty theater, my heart raced watching the colorful clothes and capers of Abhi and Rani as they skirted, then ditched, UP for Bombay. […]

You gotta LOVE the irony

I guess only so much of Mariane Pearl rubbed off on La Jolie. Yesterday was  the premiere of A Mighty Heart, her and Brad’s biopic about  the Daniel Pearl kidnapping and onscreen slaughter, and the time that the six-months pregnant Mariane spent in Karachi waiting and trying to piece together the reason for Danny’s disappearance. […]

Coming soon: A Mighty Heart

This is a first for me tonight: a screening where they were turning people away.   A lot of interest already in the Angelina Jolie, Irrfan Khan starrer A Mighty Heart.   Review and more coming soon…