Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is too convenient of a story | Opinion

After the unprecedented success of Get Out where Peele went on to win his first ever Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, a palpable dent had been made in the horror universe. Get Out was no ordinary film. With its ingenious premise (spoiler alert) of a white family stealing bodies of black people in order to…

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…

First Man is more about a Father than an Astronaut

In the aftermath of World War II, nations lay in ruins as the Eastern Communist Regime stood tall facing the United States in the West. Even though we had stared annihilation in the face, the contention was far from over, at least for the two standing giants. Cold war sparked an unprecedented race for absolute…

The Predator | Review

If you are a millennial in India, you have probably grown up watching Star Movies, which was our quintessential gateway to Hollywood back in the 90s. When you want to create an audience where none exists, you introduce them to the blitz and bang of action films. The Star Group understood that very well and…

The Nun | Review

When it comes to milking a franchise till posterity, The Conjuring universe has become a cow that keeps on giving.  After the phenomenal reception that the first two films received from the audience, James Wan set a template for horror film-makers proving time and again that horror can be a money-making genre right up there…

Searching and the Genre of Technopomorphism

Social Media has pervaded so deep into our world that even after we die, our consciousness would still live through the technological footprint that we would leave behind. Maybe someday, Bioscientists would become capable enough to recreate us from the string of binary shadow of us that would be floating around in the ocean of…

A Quiet Place | Movie Review

Ever since primordial man made his appearance on this planet, we have been constantly evolving. From being hunter-gatherers who moved from place to place in search of sustenance, we became agriculturists and dwellers. As civilization grew, we became powerful enough to exact change on our environment. Our machines spewed toxic gases, our cars belched carcinogenic…

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…

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…

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…