Lipstick under my Burkha | Guest Review | Ankita Chaudhuri

Last year a small film with a humble budget launched its trailer on YouTube in October. It boasted of an interesting all female lead star cast, featuring two stalwarts of what is called India’s Parallel Cinema, and two relatively unknown faces. It was the second feature film of a relatively unheard female director. Its trailer…

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…