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David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks Season 3’

By MK Raghavendra
David Lynch is a difficult film-maker to write about if one wants to make any kind of rational sense of his work. It is not too difficult reviewing his films since reviewing is usually appreciation that does not commit itself to decipherment, but I don’t believe there has been much writing from film scholars which tells you what his films might mean to the spectators for whom they are meant.

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The Importance of Being Malala

By Mosarrap Hossain Khan
My skepticism does not stem from my antagonism to women’s education. Rather, reducing Malala’s story as an exclusively woman’s story is something that gets my goat. Because this line of argument has been the trajectory of western narrative about the ills plaguing the Muslim countries.

Film Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Director – Mira Nair

By Mosarrap Hossain Khan
Nair, and her team of scriptwriters, which includes Mohsin Hamid himself, did what appears to be the most sensible. Take Changez’s story from the novel and replace the part played by the silent American visitor with that of an American journalist, Bobby, who doubles up as a CIA agent, more like his mentor, Prof. Rainier, who once worked as a CIA operative in Afghanistan.