VFX is the true HERO in ‘ZERO’ | Sidharth Iyer

It’s nearly the end of the year and 2018 has clearly belonged to content-driven cinema as far as Bollywood is concerned. Be it the runaway hit of the year Andhadhun, or a family comedy in Badhaai Ho, the spy thriller Raazi and even an experimental piece of cinema like Tumbbad. 2018 also witnessed film critics…

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…

Why Stop-Motion still exists in 2018

There used to be a simple time when we lived with limited technology and so did film-makers. In a world which had not yet been introduced to computers, Animators would tediously draw and re-draw pictures several times with slight variations to show. Then a primitive camera-slider would be rolled fast enough so that 24 frames…

Underworld : Blood Wars | Movie Review

Imagine a world where an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. No, I am not talking about the Dark Knight and the Joker but something which is far less sophisticated and far more clichéd. The war between Vampires and Werewolves has been imagined and re-imagined countless times through several stories, plots and treatments ranging from…

Arrival | Movie Review

In our day and age, the very idea that we may not be alone in this universe is one which not only inspires romance in the way we see ourselves as a part of the greater creation but also infuses fear of the unknown forces which may exist outside our realm. Movies like Independence Day, Men in Black…

The “Doctor Strange” Review

Buttercup Cumbersnatch stars as the cocky neurosurgeon Dr Stephen Strange in Marvel Comic’s 14th instalment in the ever expanding MCU. The fatigue from watching the same egoistic and privileged lifestyle of Tony Stark is evident amongst the superhero movie lovers but Bumblesnuff Custardbath breathes a new lease of life to a similar narcissistic role with…

Series Spotlight : “Black Mirror”

In an article I came across recently, Ursula K. Le Guin who is a celebrated science fiction writer proclaimed interestingly how science fiction writers and proponents can stand up to social fallacies and be the agents of change. She couldn’t have been more on point. Any other conventional form of expression, more often than not, becomes prone to…

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Review

In a world which imposes and commands conformity, being peculiar is usually considered to be a negative trait. Even the very intonation of the word sounds demeaning and a cringe appears on your face while you read it. This story is not about that world… Directed by the “Edgar Allan Poe” of World Cinema, Tim…

The “Pete’s Dragon” Review

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones who are fascinated by ferocious dragons like the ones in the Lord of the Rings or the ones in Game of Thrones. Then there are the others who love dragons which are smart with almost a human-like intelligence such as the ones in…