Lady Bird | Review

High-school graduation is, perhaps, one of the most confusing and tumultuous times in the lives of parents and their kids who are suddenly no longer ‘kids’ and many of whom would be leaving their town for the first time to pursue their education, the first real stepping stone towards a career of their dreams. This…

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…

Oscars 2017 | Predictions | Special Feature

On the eve of the biggest night for Hollywood and World Cinema this year, here we are with our own traditional line-up of the films which are slated for the golden statuette with their deserving counterparts which we feel should be the winners. Well, only time will tell who gets the spotlight and gets to create history…

Manchester By the Sea | Movie Review

The best pieces of writing are those which consist of characters which are tumultuous, unpredictable and complex. As a reader, you like to be surprised more than you may care to realize. The mark of a great screenplay is its ability to catch the audience off-guard with characters who don’t conform to the socially acceptable…

La La Land | Movie Review | Oscar Predictions

If you type in the word ‘Surrealism’ in Google, the page would throw out the following definition: “..a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images..” Surrealism in cinema is unlike this unidimensional perspective that is often…

The “Inside Out” Review and Oscar Prediction

If you have watched the George Clooney starrer “Tomorrowland”, there is an amazing quote in there which resonates with the philosophy depicted in “Inside Out”. The quote says – ” There are two wolves. One bright and hopeful and one dark and cynical. Which wolf wins? Whichever one you feed. Feed the right wolf.” “Inside…

Beasts of No Nation—Review and Oscar predictions

Let me accept at the outset, the two main reasons I was interested in this movie initially were, firstly, the director, Mr Cary Fukunaga (best known for directing Jane Eyre & the first season of True Detective) and secondly the fact that this is the first fictional feature distributed by Netflix. The coming together of…