Alpha | Review

Jerry Seinfeld, always the astute observer that he is, once said that if the aliens were to look down upon us with their large telescopes one day, they would think that all of humanity served a higher species known as the dogs. They would see us feeding them, petting them, bathing them and even picking…

Ghoul | Review | Netflix

Atmospherics play an indispensable part in creating the eerie feeling which makes the audience uncomfortable whilst creating a sense of inevitability to the narrative. Take movies from every era, be it The Birds, The Shining or the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane, the claustrophobia, dark alleys and surrealistic musical cues create the necessary setting where the…

Best (new) Documentaries streaming  on Netflix India right now

Besides their constant push to create original movies, Netflix is also becoming a treasure-trove for documentary enthusiasts. While Making a Murderer, The Keepers, and The Staircase achieved much critical acclaim, there are still many undiscovered documentaries that would grip you from the get-go and make you binge until you have heard the full story. After sifting…

Gold | Review

Kishan Lal was born in colonial India in the year 1917. He was the captain of the first Indian team which won the Olympics Gold medal in 1948 under the Indian Tricolour. A born leader, talismanic figure of Indian hockey and later a successful coach and commentator, Kishan Lal was honoured with the Padma Shri…

Why The Meg is an insult to Jaws | Viewpoint

The year was 1974 and a young twenty one year old was fiercely pitching his capabilities to producers at Universal Studios about bringing Peter Benchley’s smash hit book named Jaws to the big screen. This ambitious young man was none other than the legendary Steven Spielberg. Producers Dick Zanuck and Dave Brown had gone around…

Loving Vincent | Review

Writer Aldous Huxley once brazenly described the cost of an artist’s life in these words – “Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy ? Would he ever want to do anything ? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life ?”…

Mulk | Review

The history of Religion is fraught with violence. A definitive set of tenets can only work when you can boast of a massive population that follows them. However, not everyone would be sympathetic to your beliefs so war became a method for powerful regimes to impose their religious doctrines on relatively secular states which held…

Karwaan | Movie Review | Irrfan | Dulquer Salmaan | Mithila

Any road trip movie across Bollywood and Hollywood uses the serene vista through which the characters travel as an element to braid together sequences, characters and landscape into one effortless narrative. Hollywood regularly produces good Road trip movies like Little Miss Sunshine, The Motorcycle Diaries, Rain Man and even Zombieland. Each movie is an exercise…