The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues its comedic brilliance in Season Two

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s whirlwind comedy-drama The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel premiered in March 2017 and set our hearts on fire. With its riveting late-1950s sets, eye-popping colours, and at the centre of it, our vivacious protagonist Midge Maisel who had embarked on a journey of self-discovery through stand-up comedy of all things, Palladino’s production had it all….

Mortal Engines | Review

Punk Science Fiction began as an offshoot of classic science-fiction which majorly focussed on highly futuristic worlds which were more often than not outrageous in their imagination. The word “punk” has been associated to sci-fi for such a long time that no one really knows where it caught the roots. One might say that its…

Mowgli – Legend of the Jungle | Review

Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is, perhaps, one of the most adapted stories of all time. Even though his portrayal of an Indian jungle, based somewhere in Madhya Pradesh, projected a certain allure of mysticism and mystery, there is an allegory that can be drawn. Published in 1899, Kipling’s poem The White Man’s burden hailed…

Creed II | Review

I was pursuing my Masters when I watched the Rocky series for the first time, amidst a week-long frenzy of exams and all-nighters. It had inadvertently become a ritual when a bunch of us would keep aside our books and notes at 12 am, and boot up the laptop. Bill Conti’s iconic theme for Rocky…

What else am I bingeing on? | Pankaj Tripathy

Anupama Chopra, “How did you come up with the ‘Aadhar Linked with the Witch’ dialogue in Stree?” Pankaj Tripathy,” Those days, almost every service provider was SMSing me requesting my Aadhar to be linked to my account. I thought the Witch might also have her Aadhar linked!” This is one of the numerous quips spread…

2.0 | Movie Review

The problem with technology is that it can overwhelm the user and metamorphose what is to be a vision into a pedantic exhibit of firecrackers without much substance. Indian Filmmakers are particularly susceptible to getting carried away by the glitter of CGI and action. Most of the CGI ‘infested’ movies which come out India are…