‘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…

Black Mirror Season 5 : Episodes Ranked Worst to Best

Charlie Brooker’s seminal speculative science fiction series Black Mirror brought the exciting romance of the genre back to our TV screen. What sets his writing apart is the impending possibility of the ideas portrayed that are more than likely to happen in our very lifetimes, unlike typical sci-fi dramas where the setting is often a hundred years…

Delhi Crime | Review

The fateful night of 16th December 2012 would always be remembered as a blot on the face of India, a nation whose leaders promised the empowerment of its women. What happened that night took our society to unprecedented depths of decadence from where there could be no return. Jyoti Singh Pandey, a Physiotherapy Intern, was…

Netflix’s new stalker-thriller ‘Dirty John’ is almost perfect

After the resounding success of You, stalker thrillers are a dime a dozen on Netflix including some of the most terrifying true crime documentaries that would get under your skin. Based on a True Crime podcast of the same name by Wondery, Dirty John revolves around an expert con-man and sociopath named John Meehan who…

The Umbrella Academy | Review

In a world where larger than life CGI-based superheroes rule the roost, we have gotten used to a strange predictability that no matter what happens, the world would eventually be saved and things would go back to normal. Marvel only recently broke this convention by letting Thanos score a win against the Avengers in, you…

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is a study in contrasts

Based in a politically tempestuous time in 1970s Mexico, Alfonso Cuarón’s personal sketch gambols between the journey of Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutierrez as she serves as live-in help for a middle-class Mexican family, and the societal upheaval that swept through the country during that period. Civil conflict between the incumbent authoritarianism led by the PRI (Institutional…

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…

Netflix’s Ted Bundy Tapes would make your skin crawl

While the world gushes over Zac Efron’s disturbingly likeable character portrayal of the upcoming Ted Bundy feature film, Netflix has quietly released an exclusive insight into the serial killer’s life. Directed by Joe Berlinger, who also directs the Zac Efron starrer Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile, the true crime docu-series titled Conversations with a…

Netflix’s latest thriller ‘You’ is surprisingly good !

Even in her disturbed existence, writer Sylvia Plath had lurid observations on murder – “Why do we electrocute men for murdering an individual then pin a purple heart on them for mass slaughter of someone arbitrarily labeled ‘enemy’ ?” It is true that taking someone’s life is a horrid, despicable business but murder is not…