Indian Horror is coming of age and Tumbbad shows how

Netflix’s Ghoul introduced us to a kind of horror that was very uncharacteristic for what we have been used to in Bollywood. There were none of the distracting tropes that acted merely as fillers until the next jump-scare. Ghoul’s unremitting personality pulled us into its dystopian gloom through its atmosphere that was layered deliciously over…

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…

We need to talk about Petyr Baelish

And so, Winter has truly arrived in Westeros as reinforced by the menacing snow-flakes falling over King’s Landing. The enemy, whose mere glimpses had sent shivers down our spines, has now set foot into the land we had earlier associated only with political strife, bloody war-games and dark magic. The game of thrones has now…

The Great Wall | Movie Review | Matt Damon

Alternate history is fascinating – it takes condiments from the most significant events in recorded history and often provides an outrageous yet thought-provoking perspective to the cause of those events, integrating them with facts in such a manner that the events align perfectly with those well-known historical antecedents. This is why Alternate History is to…

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…

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…