New features at wogma.com

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  • Audio reviews: Now you can hear wogma reviews at indicast. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed or you can get them by e-mail.
  • Genre by rating table: A lot of movie watching is “mood” based. Check out the genre-wise table. So, if you are in the mood for a slapstick movie today, just see how wogma has rated the movies in that genre.
  • Easy search: Now you can search for a movie review by rating or by genre or by movie title or by cast/crew name. Use the search menusat the top of every page.
  • Parental Guidance: Each review now will have a quick, short note on how appropriate the movie is for kids. Find information on sexual content, violence, the concept and the look and feel of the movie. Of course, I’m no child psychologist, I just point out things that I’d consider before deciding to take my kids along for the movie or not.

    There might be issues I’m missing out on commenting, please point those out in the comment space or shoot an e-mail, and I’d be more than happy to add them if I can.

- meeta, a part of the audience

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Sumit:

A Must Add:

Contact Details for all and sundry involved in the making of the movie. Just in case the movie watching experience was so bad that we want to strangle/torture/bitch slap etc. the person responsible for it.

Case in point, the cinematographer for Sarkar Raj. Soft focus on the subject is part of the creative licence, out of focus is not. In the close up sequences, my eyes reflexively kept trying to focus on the screen. Now I know how my auto focus lenses feel.

meetu:

ROFL!...and here i thought i was getting annoyed only as a lay person, who doesn't know the technicalities. Thanks for the hearty laugh, Sumit!

meetu:

Hey Mayur, i'd love to have reviews of international cinema. i've approached a few friends to do them, but time is the contraining factor.

Unfortunately, i'm not sure if i should be doing them myself. i haven't watched enough world cinema to be able to comment on it. i know, i try to keep history of movie-makers behind while reviewing a movie, but it does form a context at the back of my mind. Let's just say, i'm not confident enough to comment on a Majid Majidi or an Almodovar.

I've done a couple of video reviews when there were no new releases in a week. But, wouldn't want to do it in weeks that have a release, only because i think too much reviewing will wear me out. There is a thing like too much negativity, considering that I don't like more than 50% of what I watch.

I sort-of avoid quick reviews, because i think the reader is entitled to a "why?" behind the "awesome/awful" adjectives. Because what i find awesome might be awful for the reader and vice versa. The point being, if the reader knows why, he/she can decide whether that's a deciding factor for them.

But, since you are suggesting so, I assume there might be other people who'd be interested in such short reviews. Maybe, i can conduct a poll. Maybe people are not interested in the "why?". Maybe I can just to rating reviews for 5 movies a week that i have already seen. What do you think?

Thanks for the suggestions, Mayur.

meetu:

In the spirit of honesty, Mayur, I must admit that I did get carried away by your appreciation of the reviews here :) The bubble broke as soon as I remembered the people who hate me for not liking "Jaane tu..." enough.

I really like the idea of having more reviews on here. I can just add to the rating by genre table and have a weekly post with latest updates. I'll have to work around the logistics of doing that. I've always wanted 'Sholay' and 'Chupke Chupke' to know that I love them. Thanks for pushing me to think about this.

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