‘Made in Heaven’ is unflinchingly brutal | Review

When you hear of a limited series collaboration between Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, you stand up and listen. The director-writer duo is inadvertently emerging as a force majeur in the film-makers’ circuit and with good reason. While Akhtar has established a firm footing as a naturally gifted director through her cult classics Luck By…

Netflix’s new stalker-thriller ‘Dirty John’ is almost perfect

After the resounding success of You, stalker thrillers are a dime a dozen on Netflix including some of the most terrifying true crime documentaries that would get under your skin. Based on a True Crime podcast of the same name by Wondery, Dirty John revolves around an expert con-man and sociopath named John Meehan who…

The Umbrella Academy | Review

In a world where larger than life CGI-based superheroes rule the roost, we have gotten used to a strange predictability that no matter what happens, the world would eventually be saved and things would go back to normal. Marvel only recently broke this convention by letting Thanos score a win against the Avengers in, you…

Netflix’s Ted Bundy Tapes would make your skin crawl

While the world gushes over Zac Efron’s disturbingly likeable character portrayal of the upcoming Ted Bundy feature film, Netflix has quietly released an exclusive insight into the serial killer’s life. Directed by Joe Berlinger, who also directs the Zac Efron starrer Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile, the true crime docu-series titled Conversations with a…

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 for 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…