Why Nolan’s Dunkirk is an orchestra of time and perspective

As the familiar Syncopy marquee emerges on the screen, an unsaid wave of hush goes through the audience as they brace themselves mentally for the unveiling of Nolan’s first shot of Dunkirk. Their primitive instincts were well nigh justified as Hans Zimmer’s signature metronome fills the air with an invisible dread. Even before the narrative…

Why Phantom Thread is the most important movie of 2017

It is unfathomable for mere mortals like us that someone can be crowned as the greatest actor in the world by TIME and he never made the slightest attempt to bask in the glory showered on him by media and the audience. No outlandish repartee to garner tabloid reverence, no frequent appearances on TV shows/talk…

Baby Driver| Movie Review | Musical-Heist genre

What is common between Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson and Edgar Wright? Their distinct Style! These directors stitch together a movie with a signature style of their own which can be identified by anyone who has watched at least a couple of movies made by these stalwarts. If it’s gore and utter carnage painted with a…

Why American Gods is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

As a child I was unfathomably addicted to stories by Jules Verne, the early 19th century science fiction writer whose vision was unparalleled relative to the time-period he had lived in. In a time when mankind was still experimenting with rudimentary versions of the automobile by attaching heavy combustion engines to horse carriages, Verne’s works…

A Death in the Gunj | Guest Review | Ankita Chaudhuri

The movie ends. The credits roll by. A whole auditorium of movie goers keeps sitting in silence. A minute later few of them get up and start leaving, still silent. There is hardly any of the frivolity that we generally associate with a group of people leaving a theatre after having watched a “good” movie….

3 things that DC did right with Wonder Woman | Gal Gadot | Chris Pine

Millenia later when our descendants would have inherited a fragile Earth from us, scrounging for resources and barely having enough to live they would remember about the great war their ancestors had fought – a war which had divided humanity, as they clashed against their brothers to prove allegiance to god-like characters who existed only…

Why the fans desperately needed ‘Sachin : A Billion Dreams’

How fitting is it that the great A.R. Rehman croons ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’ during the climatic scene of the movie when Sachin finally wins the coveted World Cup in his fifth and last attempt. No other song can do more justice as a background score to this great luminary than this one. Because Sachin is…