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3:10 to Yuma

I find most of the movies of the "Western" genre to be a pointless affair. They are mostly without any substance and over stylized to the point of looking indulgent. There are a few westerns which I enjoyed better, and "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)" isn't one of them. I found it to be good, but would not categorize it as great. I am a sucker for "Drama", and probably Sergio Leone failed me on that."Unforgiven (1992)" was among the best that I have watched. It was and is, in my view, the a classic western should. 
"Hidalgo (2004)" wasn't exactly a western, but it had all the ingredients of a perfect movie for me. It had Viggo Mortensen in the lead, and what more could I ask for. "Appaloosa (2008)" was another one that comes to my mind when I think of some really good western movie, again starring my favourite Viggo Mortensen. 
And then there is "3:10 to Yuma (2007)", a movie I consider among the best t…

No Place for Rationality in Hasan Suroor's Brain

As the word goes... if you hate a person, you will find a hundred reasons to hate him further, but the one that could endear him, is not the one you'd find ever. Hasan Suroor's pathological hatred for Modi is amply reflected in his barely unbiased piece in Firstpost titled as "No Job for Muslim MBA? This should come as no surprise in Modi's India".
The article is on the denial of job to a Muslim Management Graduate by some nut job in Mumbai, who reportedly sent an email to the young lad that read "Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates". As dumb and dirty as it appears on the part of the Company to refuse a candidate on account of hs religious background, it sounds sinister and downright bizarre on the part of morons like Suroor to link or associate every single ill that is plaguing this country with "Modi" or anything to do with "Hindutva".
Now the above reply could have been sent …