The Lunchbox — worth a look

Slow-cooked spices, romance and sizzle
Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Directed by Ritesh Batra

Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is a young, middle-class Mumbai housewife trying desperately to spice up her marriage through the judicious use of the spatula--that is, through cooking. She desperately hopes that a new recipe of hers will arouse some kind of reaction from her tired and aloof husband. A "special" lunchbox is thus prepared and delivered to him at work. But it mistakenly reaches another office ... more >

Life of PI

Richard Parker lives!
Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Ayush Tandon
Directed by Ang Lee

You know those shipwreck movies where the castaways end up on some island and they have to start from scratch finding food, shelter, and, let's say in the case of “Lord of the Flies,” figure out how to govern themselves? Well, “Life of Pi” makes those movies look like a vacation in Bora Bora. Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best selling novel (M. Knight Shyamalan was, at one point, attached ... more >