Netflix’s latest thriller ‘You’ is surprisingly good !

Even in her disturbed existence, writer Sylvia Plath had lurid observations on murder – “Why do we electrocute men or murdering an individual then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled ‘enemy’ ?” It is true that taking someone’s life is a horrid, despicable business but murder is not…

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….

Is The Haunting of Hill House the best-written horror series yet ?

It would be an understatement on my part to say that I love horror. I am an incorrigible horror-junkie who thrives on the rush that a fleshed-out story infuses into your brain blanking out the mundane. Your senses are heightened and you go into a fugue as if reality had released its grasp off you….

The Rom-Coms are back!!

Peter ‘those-eyes-that-voice’ Kavinsky is the latest phenomenon getting girls (even some boys) all googly eyed while Lara Jean is making quirky-recluse appealing again. Elle is making sure you imagined yourself voyeuristically looking at the ‘events’ in the Kissing Booth. Is it the 90s? Are Hugh Grant and Renee Zellweger plotting a grand comeback? Unfortunately no,…

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…

Sacred Games | Review | Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Saif Ali Khan

Yayati was a Puranic king and an ancestor of the Pandavas. Legend has it that he was cursed with old age during his prime by Shukracharya, the priest of the Asuras, which he later exchanged with his Son Puru to regain his youth. The season Finale of Sacred Game is titled ‘Yayati’ and it is…

13 Reasons Why – Season 2 | Review

Netflix’s obsession with churning out original content has seen a lot of hits and misses over the past few years since it debuted in India. Films produced by Netflix have gathered a reputation of being consistently underwhelming despite their aggressive social media marketing. Without the big-screen releases that movies from run-of-the-mill production can have to…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel | Series Review

We live in a world where every single aspect of society has been impinged upon by a patriarchal viewpoint that finds it beneficial to applaud masculine values and demean women. Despite being intelligent, resilient, intuitive and strong, a woman is not allowed to let her voice heard as easily and as agreeably as a man….

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)…

Manhunt : The Unabomber | Review | Netflix miniseries

When I say the words – ‘Terrorist’, ‘Murderer’, ‘Criminal’, the usual categories that would light up in your brain would be turban-clad Arabic men wielding guns on some hapless civilians or journalists. We feel gratified by the sense that we are more civilized and well-bred than those clinically insane and morally corrupt individuals who we feel hard-pressed…

Black Mirror Season 4 : Ranked Worst to Best | Netflix Miniseries

Typically, Horror movies are known to be the pallbearers of fear but as an audience, we are pretty far removed from its after-effects. In our heart of hearts we know that, a crazy clown with a nefarious grin and a striking red balloon would never peep at us from our kitchen sink. But Speculative Science…