Pacific Rim : Uprising | Movie Review

Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film Pacific Rim, co-written by Travis Beacham, was a respectful nod to the original classic Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion which had debuted on Shõnen Ace in 1994. Pacific Rim set a grim universe where an alternate dimension had opened underneath the Pacific ocean due to tectonic shifts, unleashing giant…

Ajay Devgn : A case of DAjay Vu??

I watched Raid this weekend and midway through the movie my brain put on a hat and a coat, ala Sherlock, and started deducing scenes from previous Ajay Devgn starrers. Well, the inference from all that mulling was slightly off putting. I have seen Ajay Devgn play that same phlegmatic, self-assured character over and over…

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….

Does SIZE really matter? | Sidharth Iyer

OK, before you start thinking you stumbled upon a sexpert’s weekly column mistakenly – Don’t worry we are still discussing movies here! There have been many ‘media gurus’ and ‘trade pundits’ who have attempted to answer the question – ‘Is it truly feasible to make feature length films for exclusive streaming platforms alone?’ While many…

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…

Get Out | Movie Review | Daniel Kaguuya | Jordan Peele

Ladies and gentlemen, the dream for Jordan Peele is on! More than a year after it’s release, his Get Out can be the successor to the legacy of Hanibal Lector eating a liver with some fava beans and a nice cianti. Not many movies released at the start of the previous year can hope of…

SRIDEVI| Chiffon Saris, piercing eyes and Superstardom

It was a Friday in the early 2000s, and I had quickly finished my dinner and excitedly taken my position in front of the TV sharp at 9:30 PM, to watch the week’s ‘Lux Superhit Film’. Chaalbaaz was the movie of the week and I asked mom who the actor is. Rather nonchalantly came the…

Black Panther | Movie Review | Chadwick Boseman | Michael B. Jordan

Marvel Cinematic Universe becomes the latest prominent series of movies which becomes Deggan’s rule compliant. Superhero movies have recently drawn flak for being mostly white washed and one dimensional. Black characters were left in the fringes doing the dirty laundry work or in comedy movie parlance, being the Jonah Hill to Channing Tatum or Chris…

The Shape of Water | Movie Review

In order to understand The Shape of Water, it’s imperative that you understand the mind that shaped it. Guillermo Del Toro was born into an orthodox Catholic household in the colorful Mexican city of Guadalajara in 1964. From a very early age, he would play around with his father’s Super 8 camera and make imaginative…

The Cloverfield Paradox | Movie Review | Netflix

Matt Reeves’s 2008 film Cloverfield had an uncanny plot resemblance to Frank Darabont’s Stephen King adaptation The Mist which had released just a year before in 2007. The US Department of Defense conducts Project Manhattan like clandestine Science experiments that go horribly wrong, ripping open the gateway to another dimension, and not a benevolent dimension…

Padman | Movie Review | Akshay Kumar | R Balki

Gloria Steinem in her acerbic witty style, wrote an article ‘If men could menstruate’, where she imagined a society in which men had menstruation cycles. She said, “So what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not? Clearly, menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event. Men would brag about how…