MOVIE REVIEWS

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Things To Come review
Things To Come (L’Avenir, 2016) Review: Nuanced, Evocative Mid-Life Drama

“Can we put ourselves in the place of others?” So begins Nathalie Chazeaux’ (Isabelle Huppert) opening…

The Dig (2021) Netflix Review: Slow-Burning, Meditative Watch

In 1939, in Sutton Hoo in rural Suffolk, a widowed landowner, Edith Pretty, invited an…

Knock Knock Knock Sudhanshu Saria
Knock Knock Knock (2020) Review: A Mirror To Our Insecurities

Sudhanshu Saria‘s psychological drama portrays the darker side of human insecurities with a tragic real world…

Pieces of a Woman netflix
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Netflix Review: Tough But Rewarding Watch

This is such a powerful and evocative title for a movie. It conjures up disturbing…

First Reformed Netflix
First Reformed (2017) Netflix Review: A Dark Opera For The Soul

First Reformed. Is this a film? Or a peek into our many insanities, our dark…

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) review
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Review

Oliver Parker’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a faithful adaptation, wonderfully bringing alive Oscar Wilde’s…

Chungking Express review
Chungking Express (1994) Review: Falling In Love With Faye

While making Chungking Express, Wong Kar-wai showed absolutely no remorse for the flag-bearers of the…

gunjan saxena review
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Review: Blazing Bright

Premised around the life of ‘The Kargil Girl’ Gunjan Saxena, this eponymous film is a…

Lootcase review
Lootcase (2020) Review: An Eccentric Heist Comedy

What could possibly be the level of dysfunction of a world in which people leave…

Raat Akeli Hai review
Raat Akeli Hai (2020) Review: A Riveting Tale Of Red-Soaked Redemption

Riveting. Gripping. Rustically local in flavour. These are a few words that come to mind…

Shakuntala Devi review
Shakuntala Devi (2020) Review: Watch It For Our Feisty, Unconventional Protagonist

Shakuntala Devi is an emotional, bittersweet ride, at times operatic but mostly spirited; one that…

Dr. Strangelove review
Dr. Strangelove: Decoding Kubrick’s Timeless Satire

The Cold-War period (1947-1991) between America and the USSR has been heavily documented in various media over the years. It…

The Usual Suspects Review
The Usual Suspects (1995) Review: Game-Changing Noir Thriller

The Usual Suspects was one of the standout films of nineties, as well as one…

city in indian cinema
In Between Spaces: The City in Indian Cinema

Cities have been explored as a muse both in literature and cinema. In the latter, the…

Ranveer Singh best roles
Ranveer Singh: 7 Best Performances Of The Actor, Ranked

From playing boy-next-door to embodying larger-than-life onscreen characters, Ranveer has scaled dizzying heights in a…