‘The Perfection’ rewrites the book on plot twists | Netflix | Review

Psychological thrillers are few and far between, and then most of them tend to become either too abstruse to absorb or they suffer from a laggardly plot that doesn’t hold up the performances that come with it. Richard Shepard’s Netflix original feature The Perfection, however, is not one of them. Even with the plethora of content that…

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…

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…

Loving Vincent | Review

Writer Aldous Huxley once brazenly described the cost of an artist’s life in these words – “Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy ? Would he ever want to do anything ? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life ?”…

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…

The Year in Review : 2017

As we arrive on the verge of this year’s curtain call, its time for us to revisit some of the best films that marked this year for posterity – both mainstream and indie. Like any other typical year, there were surprise breakout successes (Newton, Wonder Woman) and momentous let-downs (Jab Harry Met Sejal, Justice League)….

Has Gerald’s Game just created a new genre ?

Despite the fact that Hollywood has seen one of its slowest summers this year, 2017 has given us some of the biggest blockbusters with films like Wonder Woman, Logan, Dunkirk, War for the Planet of the Apes just to name a few. Be that as it may, if you had to baptize this generous year…

Netflix’s Death Note (2017) | Adaptation done right

If you have ever had even the slightest exposure to Japanese anime, there’s absolutely no way you wouldn’t have heard about Death Note. Originally written as a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note achieved cult status among comic enthusiasts and then among anime-buffs when it was adapted to an…

Lipstick under my Burkha | Guest Review | Ankita Chaudhuri

Last year a small film with a humble budget launched its trailer on YouTube in October. It boasted of an interesting all female lead star cast, featuring two stalwarts of what is called India’s Parallel Cinema, and two relatively unknown faces. It was the second feature film of a relatively unheard female director. Its trailer…