Justice League | Movie Review

After the meandering mess of Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice, DC was in shambles. Zack Snyder, who had given us two of the best graphic novel adaptations in the last decade, in  300  and  Watchmen,  had become the Superman who had fallen from grace. Despite the visually spectacular cinematography that is characteristic of his films,…

The American Spacey-men

Pop-quiz : How would you define a ‘progressive society’ ? Is it correlated only to scientific and technological advancements ? Or is it a cultural prerogative that trickles upwards to define scientific advancements for the people ? As Human beings, we are wont to define our accomplishments as a race through tangible measures. Bezel-less Smartphones,…

Qarib Qarib Singlle | Movie Review | Irrfan | Parvathy

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, better known as Irrfan excels at playing the oddball character with such rakish flamboyance that you instantly gravitate towards it. Be it Piku in 2015, Hindi Medium this year and now Qarib Qarib Singlle, Irrfan knows how to cater to the gallery as well as the cosied up couple holding hands…

Pope of the Risen | Jude Law | by Manjiri Mazgaonkar

The Young Pope – its name and trailer both create a picture of this wicked and radical Pope who is in to change the archaic Vatican, one rule at a time. However here is the truth – they lied and you will happily lap up the lie. You and the Vatican are in for a…

Thor : Ragnarok | Movie Review

When the first poster of Thor : Ragnarok came out, it had a distinct retro 1980s feel to it. The font used was WordArt and reminded us of the poster of the cult classic Tron (1982). The poster signified a change, a welcome one at that, from the often sombre overtone of the previous Thor…

Stranger Things 2 | The Upsides and the Downs

If you’re a millennial, you have already witnessed the ‘Smartphone’ revolution which completely transformed the way we consumed media. When YouTube started its operations in February 2005 as a simple video-sharing social media community, it would have been hard to fathom that 5 billion videos would be consumed on it every day by an average…

The Gifted | Pilot Review | Bryan Singer

At the turn of the century, Marvel made a bold yet ambitious move to create cinematic universes where its huge repertoire of superheroes will fight crime/save the earth, basically do mundane superhero things. In 2000 they came out with X-Men with an entourage of known faces and a movie replete with powerful meta-creatures and high…

Golmaal Again | Review | Ajay Devgn | Tabu

After a run time of around two and a half hours, the end credits roll out proudly proclaiming “A Film by Rohit Shetty and Team”. I am sure, Rohit Shetty includes the word “Team” only to share the blame for making an unapologetically vacuous and pea-headed series of sequences characterized by over-acting, blaring noises and…

The story that needed to be told | Laakhon Mein Ek | Created by Biswa Kalyan Rath

It was in June 2014, when two seemingly goofy guys rose from anonymity to social media stardom. Their formula – a fresh, unabashed take on the mind-numbingly silly tropes used in mainstream Bollywood. Aptly titled Pretentious Movie Reviews, the show broke the traditional reviewing style by bringing out hilarious observations that were exaggerated through sketches…

TVF Inmates | Episode 1 & 2 Review | Mukti Mohan, Kashyap Kapoor

Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother… hugely successful series, albeit western, which have become our regular fodder during our travel to work, lunch breaks or a constant companion during our weekend slothfulness. Basic premises being similar, these series have a cult following due to their connect with the younger audience over the years and…

Mindhunter | Pilot Review | David Fincher

Crime dramas hold an unsaid fetish with the viewers. On one hand we want the law enforcement to get down and dirty to solve the crime but a part of us is also intrigued by the psychology of the prodigal murderer. Netflix’s exponentially increasing repertoire of originals and screen adaptations has given us some of…

An ode to Bollywood’s Crown Prince | Rajkummar Rao | by Vibhor Chadha

A few years ago, I had read a book called “The Secret”. Throughout the book, the author repeatedly stressed on the power of belief; in yourself, in your dreams and in your courage to overcome what obstacles may come in your way. She called it the Law of Attraction: When you put your whole being into achieving a…