The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son,…

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Midnight’s Children

BB.5 (out of 5) The best example of the danger in having a successful author adapt their own work, as Salman Rushdie brings his novel to the big screen without managing to make  its narrative fit a cinematic mold (or create a new one).  It’s a rambling mess about generations of a family in early…

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