MOVIE REVIEWS

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Mad World (2016) review
Mad World (2016) Review: A Harrowing Tale Of Mental Illness

“Am I the abnormal one?” The question Mad World posits is one of reflection. Chun…

Homerun (2003) Review
Homerun (2003) Review: Hope Amidst Hardship

A story about friendships, sibling love and life struggles, Jack Neo’s Homerun tugs at your…

Jerry & Marge Go Large (2022) Review

Emmy Award Winner Bryan Cranston (Jerry) stars opposite Oscar nominee Annette Bening (Marge) in this…

Where the Crawdads Sing review
Where The Crawdads Sing Review: The Truest Book-to-Movie You’ll Ever See

I rarely enjoy a book-to-movie adaptation. Ever the purist, I scoff at poor actor portrayals,…

Jurassic World Dominion (2022) review
Jurassic World Dominion (2022) Review: Tainted Love

“Sometimes I feel I’ve got to run away. I’ve got to get away. From the…

14 Best Jessica Chastain Movies, Ranked

From Zero Dark Thirty (2012) to Scenes from a Marriage (2021), here’s a look at the best Jessica…

spotlight review
Spotlight (2015) Review: Compelling, Agitating Cinema

The politically sensitive film Spotlight (2015) emerged as a realistic portrayal of investigative journalism in…

sound of metal review
How Riz Ahmed’s Sound Of Metal Woke Me Up With Its Blaring Silence

Darius Marder’s debut venture Sound of Metal is a momentous representation of the poignant journey…

drive my car review
Drive My Car (2021) Review: Thought-Provoking Murakami Adaptation

Haruki Murakami’s stories have fascinated readers for decades now. His works have been translated from…

the batman review
The Batman (2022) Review: Something In The Way

In an era of comic book movie exploitation, rare is the occasion where a film,…

Jhund movie review
Jhund (2022) Review: Subversive Storytelling

With Bollywood screenwriters giving a new lease of life to the ordinary man on screen, megastars from…

Cool Runnings (1993) Review: Rooting For The Underdogs

While inspirational sports narratives and comedies have become increasingly common in cinema now, one may…

The Power of the Dog review
The Power Of The Dog (2021) Review: Subversive Rumination On Masculinity

‘When my father died, all I ever wanted to do was protect my mother. And…

best short films of all time
16 Best Short Films To Watch Right Now

The beauty of cinema lies in its ability to transport the viewer to its own,…

The Weather Man review
The Weather Man (2005) Review: The One That Went Under The Radar

Gore Verbinski is an American filmmaker who started his feature film career with the comedy…