250 Films Challenge | 116 | Lincoln (2012)
New (to me) 43/50
250 Films Challenge | 114 | Kaliya Mardan (1919)
This was so cute. D.G. Phalke’s daughter plays Krishna and she is adorable.
250 Films Challenge | 113 | Raja Harishchandra (1913/1917)
What better to watch during the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema than the first full-length feature film? Although, from what I’ve read, this footage could be from a later shortened version. Anyhoo, certainly a watch for film history buffs.
On a related note, I recommend watching the 2009 Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory, which centers around Phalke and the making of this film. I can’t speak to the historical accuracy, but it was very enjoyable and I absolutely loved it.
250 Films Challenge | 108 | Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. (2007)
I can’t believe it took me so long to watch this, but thank you, Netflix streaming. I loved it. It’s not some over the top, flashy romance. I appreciated that it was simple (but a bit quirky) and character driven, light and funny, and really entertaining. The cast was great and I enjoyed their stories. The film left me feeling good. It even got super silly at some points and I didn’t even care. I think I’ll buy it and add it to my collection.
250 Films Challenge | 107 | Dr. No (1962)
New (to me) 41/50
I confess. Up until now I’d never taken the time to sit and watch a Bond film. Not for any particular reason; I just hadn’t. Anyway, I dug it.