Mulan review: Disney movie is not bold—or smart—enough

It panders too much to Chinese interests, and squanders the potential it had. Akhil Arora In some ways, Mulan represents a major departure from Disney’s approach to live-action remakes of its beloved traditionally-animated movies. Unlike the Emma Watson-led Beauty and the Beast, the Will Smith-starring Aladdin, or Jon Favreau’s The Lion King (technically not live-action), […]

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Indian Matchmaking is what we deserve

Netflix keeps making regressive reality TV because people keep watching it. Akhil Arora Earlier in July, a section of Indian Twitter — involving those from the country and many of Indian origin across the world — blew up hate-watching Indian Matchmaking, a new Netflix reality series that follows a Mumbai-based matchmaker’s millennial clientele across the […]

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