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…

The Shape of Water | Movie Review

In order to understand The Shape of Water, it’s imperative that you understand the mind that shaped it. Guillermo Del Toro was born into an orthodox Catholic household in the colorful Mexican city of Guadalajara in 1964. From a very early age, he would play around with his father’s Super 8 camera and make imaginative…

The Cloverfield Paradox | Movie Review | Netflix

Matt Reeves’s 2008 film Cloverfield had an uncanny plot resemblance to Frank Darabont’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist which had released just a year before in 2007. The US Department of Defense conducts Project Manhattan like clandestine Science experiments that go horribly wrong, ripping open the gateway to another dimension, and not a benevolent dimension…

Padman | Movie Review | Akshay Kumar | R Balki

Gloria Steinem in her acerbic witty style, wrote an article ‘If men could menstruate’, where she imagined a society in which men had menstruation cycles. She said, “So what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not? Clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event. Men would brag about how…

Emo Pray Love | by Manjiri Mazgaonkar

The End of the F***ing World is a surprisingly beautiful and binge worthy coming of age love story of two diametrically opposite clueless teaenagers. James who thinks he is a psychopath (he isn’t) tries hard to go with the flow without being noticed and Alyssa who thinks she is a moody free spirit (she isn’t)…

Phantom Thread | Movie Review | Daniel Day-Lewis | Paul Thomas Anderson

Phantom Thread is probably the last time we are witnessing the stupendous artistry of arguably one of the greatest Hollywood actors of all times, Daniel Day-Lewis. Nostalgia struck me hard as I entered the theatre to watch an exposition of expressions so neat, that it is almost palpable and you feel the emotional roller coaster…

The Man from Earth: Holocene | Review

The Silver Screen is an enchanting medium. When you filter through all the glitz and glamour on the frame, you realize that there must have been a writer behind it all who visualized it way before the cinematography was even crafted and before the first reel of film was even captured. He had to rely…