I think Seinfeld is hilarious but I don’t like it. I hate the world it represents. The cynical, superficial, cowardly, dishonest characters sometimes make me cringe. But then I tell myself, it’s a TV show and then I laugh. Continue reading Seinfeld (1989-98 Series): Why It’s Still Funny?
The series is visually beautiful. Certain scenes make your hair stand with the thrill. But in the end, every little thrill they deliver they serve with a lot of pretension. Continue reading Hannibal (2013-15 Series): The Dance With The Devil
t’s terrible. That’s it! There is nothing redeeming in the film. The characters who are supposed be menacing are almost laughable. The original novel wasn’t all that great but the changes they made from the novel made things worst. Continue reading Hannibal Rising (2007 film): Terrible!
According to some reports, Harris was rushed into writing this novel, explaining the “evolution of Hannibal’s evil”, and unfortunately it shows. Continue reading Hannibal Rising (2006 Novel): Sortaexplanation
I didn’t much like the original film based on the novel, Manhunter, because I thought overstyling didn’t date well and seemed tacky. In this one, narrative is tighter than Manhunter. But it just seems like exact retelling of the same story with better actors and (some might argue) better direction. That rarely works. Continue reading Red Dragon (2002 film): The Retelling
The interaction between Clarice and Hannibal is what made The Silence of the Lambs genius. In this one they spend most of the film setting that up as a climax, like a traditional thriller. Climax was pretty fun. Moore shines at the end. Continue reading Hannibal (2001 film): It’s Important to Try New Things
It’s an entertaining thriller like the preceding novels in the series. Harris is at his best weaving the inner world of characters, their darkness, and their light. The sycophantic Paul Krendler and the deranged Mason Verger are brilliantly made to come alive as people we might know or we might be afraid to know. Continue reading Hannibal (1999 Novel): A Messed-up Love Story
It rarely happens when an adaptation lives up to the quality of a great novel. Only other I can remember is The Godfather (1972 Film). Anthony Hopkins just makes the novel’s character of Hannibal Lecter come alive… Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991 film): Genius!
The best thing about Clarice Starling is that she is not masculinized to represent her as a “tough woman”. She is the real deal, a tough Woman. Harris doesn’t compromise with her femininity just to show how she can seriously kick ass. Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1988 Novel): A Love Story
Maybe the later Hannibal projects made me jaded or maybe because of them I expected too much, but I didn’t like the film. When I first saw it years ago, it was entertaining but now at times, I was bored. Continue reading Manhunter (1986 Film): 80’s meets CSI