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Ep 225: Okja Review Upodcast

This week’s episode the gang is talking about the new Netflix exclusive by Bong Joon Ho: Okja.  Notable for many reasons, we talk about:

Being vegetarian (or not)
Factory farming
Is a movie a movie if it doesn’t play in theaters?
Authority figures being figures of fun
The Cannes Palme d’Or
Bong Joon Ho’s other movies

And of course, give our thoughts overall on Okja, including Okja the uber-pig herself and the brilliant ensemble cast.

Okja is available on Netflix globally from today.

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Upodcast’s Bollywood 2013 Mid Year Catch Up Part 1

The Naughtiest Hindi Film Bloggers are back again for your listening pleasure.

FilmiGirl, Getfilmy and Upodcast got together for an epic Bollywood catch up of which this is just the first part.

The 2nd part of our chat will be posted in a couple of days but for this episode of Upodcast we start off with a recap of 2013 in Bollywood comparing the top 10 grossing movies at the Box Office in terms of quality and Revenue.

But you can’t have the queens of gossip on your show and not talk about the biggest News stories and juicy gossip of the year.

We talk about:

  • Himmatwala’s Epic failure
  • The greasy palms of TOIFA
  • Ameesha Patel went to Cannes and so did some other people…
  • Zinta’s comeback
  • Sanjay Dutt’s Chakki peasing
  •  The loss of Jiah Khan
  • And as usual much much much more

 

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Anurag Kashyap’s Peddlers in the International Critics’ Week, Cannes 2012

Anurag Kashyap has been firing on all guns lately, after Cannes he will be flying over to London for the premier of Gangs of WasseyPur at LIFF but before that his production house will be competing for Camera d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. Directed by first time director Vasan Bala, Peddlers has been selected to represent India as the official selection in competition at the Cannes Critics’ Week.

Here are some excerpts from the Press Release by Eros:

The film is about Mumbai inhabited by millions, a lady on a mission, a man living a lie and an aimless drifter and how they collide. Some collisions are of consequence, some not, but either ways the city moves on.

Announcing Peddlers nomination, Charles Tesson, Artistic Director – Critics’ Week said, “Peddlers answers our prayers to India Cinema. Indian cinema is now fearless. Rejoice!”

Peddlers is the first Hindi language film to be nominated in this Critics’ Week section, chosen out of the 1200 films viewed by the Selection Committee. Founded in 1962, Cannes Critics’ Week is the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival. It showcases first and second feature films by Directors from all over the world and only selects seven feature films each year. It has a long-established tradition of discovering new talents including Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Wong Kar-wai, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, Gaspar Noé and François Ozon.

Vasan Bala has been Anurag Kashyap’s Assistant Director for Dev D, That Girl in Yellow Boots and also the Associate Director of Trishna by Michael Winterbottom starring Frieda Pinto and Riz Ahmed.

Anything Kashyap is bound to be interesting cinematically, so we’re very much looking forward to both Peddlers and Gangs of WasseyPur.

@asimburney


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