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…

Bird Box | Review

John Krasinski’s breakout sensation of 2018 A Quiet Place created an immersive experience of sensory deprivation, putting us in the middle of a world where an alien species used sound as its primary device to hunt anything that made even the slightest of noises. So, you basically had to walk on tip-toes, making sure that…

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs | Review

Westerns have always held a hallowed space in the annals of Hollywood. The wild, lawless past depicted in these films mirrored a time of immense change for America as a nation for this was a time when railroads were being built to join towns as an industrial revolution swept through its veins. While the burgeoning…

Is The Haunting of Hill House the best-written horror series yet ?

It would be an understatement on my part to say that I love horror. I am an incorrigible horror-junkie who thrives on the rush that a fleshed-out story infuses into your brain blanking out the mundane. Your senses are heightened and you go into a fugue as if reality had released its grasp off you….

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…