DC finally finds its humour with Shazam! | Review

Since the execs at Warner brothers started dissecting the formula for Marvel Studio’s indefatigable success at the box office, discussion had been rife about how DC was just too dark and depressing for any casual movie-goer (let’s face it, most of us are) who just wanted to have a well-rounded, wholesome superhero action. This singular…

Total Dhamaal left me speechless

Remember that time when you have had a splitting headache and you wished someone could give you a free lobotomy ? Well, that’s how I felt when I walked out of the theatre after about 150 minutes of brain-titillating balderdash. The first Dhamaal came out over a decade ago with surprisingly well-timed comedy with scenes…

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga | Review

The Supreme Court of India gave a landmark judgement regarding Section 377 on Sep 2018 lifting the 158-year-old archaic law that prohibited ‘unnatural offenses’ in terms of sexual intercourse against the order of nature of any man, woman or animal. Being highly subjective in its verbiage, Section 377 had become a weapon for anyone and…

Velvet Buzzsaw is a buzzkill | Netflix

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out became the breakout film of 2018 through its piercing, literal commentary of the unconscious racism that still pervades the predominantly white America. On the outset, Get Out uses all the tropes of a neoclassic horror thriller in its premise where Daniel Kaluuya, who plays Chris, goes out to meet…

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….

Stree | Review

When the Ramsay brothers directed their first horror film in 1972, little did they know that it would spawn a stream of parallel cinema which would never become a part of mainstream Bollywood, but would rather create its own cult following. This cult following which may have started out by ardent horror enthusiasts doesn’t stand…

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind | Review

Some of my formative childhood memories have been spent watching films like Hook (1991), Jumanji (1995) and Flubber (1997). It was back then that my mind associated Williams with that funny, loving, child-like character who stood out from anyone else I had seen on screen. For some reason, I would see him as one of…

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)…

Ghosted | Pilot Review

Ghosted released yesterday, Sunday, October 1st and the series is just the perfect divertissement you needed to relax on a laid back Sunday afternoon. The makers of the series cognize the potential of buddy cop camaraderie between stars Adam Scott and Chris Robinson and jump straight into it without spending too much time in establishing…

The Boss Baby | Movie Review | Alec Baldwin

Ask me about the best days of my life and I’ll tell you, unequivocably, that it was the time when my little brother came into my life with his chubby little bum and pudgy fingers, smiling like an idiot that he was (and still is!). Strangely, I still remember the day when we went to…

Phillauri | Movie Review | Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma

Among the list of upcoming film trailers, Phillauri was one of the few which had grabbed my attention. I am one of those paranoid movie-goers who is absolutely terrified of being prejudiced about the story before watching the actual film. So much so, that I refrain from reading any reviews or interviews or hearing even the slightest…