A Quiet Place | Movie Review

Ever since primordial man made his appearance on this planet, we have been constantly evolving. From being hunter-gatherers who moved from place to place in search of sustenance, we became agriculturists and dwellers. As civilization grew, we became powerful enough to exact change on our environment. Our machines spewed toxic gases, our cars belched carcinogenic…

Kapil Sharma : When is this abomination going to stop?

Mimesis as defined by Plato means a re-presentation of nature and behaviour. Tragedy is considered the truest Mimesis, followed by poetry and then comedy. Comedy is a dramatic manifestation which is amusing and satirical and with a happy ending. Ok now, before this turns even more sermonizing, let me get to the point. The art…

“Rotten” Ratings | Why Rotten Tomato scores are not reliable

The worldwide TV and Video revenue is a whopping $300 billion and is rising steadily year on year, thanks to the enormous investments that big production houses like Warner bros., Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, etc., put into their promotions. In the good old days, movies were driven by the star-power of the actors and directors who…

Pacific Rim : Uprising | Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film Pacific Rim, co-written by Travis Beacham, was a respectful nod to the original classic Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion which had debuted on Shõnen Ace in 1994. Pacific Rim set a grim universe where an alternate dimension had opened underneath the Pacific ocean due to tectonic shifts, unleashing giant…

Ajay Devgn : A case of DAjay Vu??

I watched Raid this weekend and midway through the movie my brain put on a hat and a coat, ala Sherlock, and started deducing scenes from previous Ajay Devgn starrers. Well, the inference from all that mulling was slightly off putting. I have seen Ajay Devgn play that same phlegmatic, self-assured character over and over…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Series Review

We live in a world where every single aspect of society has been impinged upon by a patriarchal viewpoint that finds it beneficial to applaud masculine values and demean women. Despite being intelligent, resilient, intuitive and strong, a woman is not allowed to let her voice heard as easily and as agreeably as a man….

Does SIZE really matter? | Sidharth Iyer

OK, before you start thinking you stumbled upon a sexpert’s weekly column mistakenly – Don’t worry we are still discussing movies here! There have been many ‘media gurus’ and ‘trade pundits’ who have attempted to answer the question – ‘Is it truly feasible to make feature length films for exclusive streaming platforms alone?’ While many…

Lady Bird | Review

High-school graduation is, perhaps, one of the most confusing and tumultuous times in the lives of parents and their kids who are suddenly no longer ‘kids’ and many of whom would be leaving their town for the first time to pursue their education, the first real stepping stone towards a career of their dreams. This…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Review

In a world where the Internet resides on the palm of our hands and our consumerist brains have become landfills for digital epistles, you’d think that good-old Billboards would become obsolete. When marketeers and e-commerce juggernauts are bombarding their target audience with customized ads and interactive engagement, Billboards would seem like the crumbling, giant Easter…

Get Out | Movie Review | Daniel Kaguuya | Jordan Peele

Ladies and gentlemen, the dream for Jordan Peele is on! More than a year after it’s release, his Get Out can be the successor to the legacy of Hanibal Lector eating a liver with some fava beans and a nice cianti. Not many movies released at the start of the previous year can hope of…

SRIDEVI| Chiffon Saris, piercing eyes and Superstardom

It was a Friday in the early 2000s, and I had quickly finished my dinner and excitedly taken my position in front of the TV sharp at 9:30 PM, to watch the week’s ‘Lux Superhit Film’. Chaalbaaz was the movie of the week and I asked mom who the actor is. Rather nonchalantly came the…

Black Panther | Movie Review | Chadwick Boseman | Michael B. Jordan

Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes the latest prominent series of movies which becomes Deggan’s rule compliant. Superhero movies have recently drawn flak for being mostly white washed and one dimensional. Black characters were left in the fringes doing the dirty laundry work or in comedy movie parlance, being the Jonah Hill to Channing Tatum or Chris…