The Big Sick

It just occurred to me that The Big Sick is the second Secret White Girlfriend film I’ve seen in the past two years. The other was Meet the Patels. Like Ravi in that charming documentary, Kumail Nanjiani’s character (a fictionalized version of his real self) is a South Asian man in his late 20s attempting […]

The Sense of an Ending

Sometimes you read a book or watch a movie at a point in your life when you’re just not in the right mood for it, or when it’s just the wrong time for you, and that book or film either overwhelms you, making you feel things you didn’t want to, or you come away from […]

Growing Up Smith

As if it’s not tough enough being a tween – dealing with school, hostile or indifferent classmates, parents and your own hormonal surges and shifts – Smith Bhatnagar is also living between his Indian-influenced home life and his middle class American existence once he’s out the front door. Now imagine doing all that back in […]