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…

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…

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…

Darkest Hour | Movie Review

Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a man of the world. Ordained in true British fashion as “The Lion of England”, Churchill carried his legacy through a steadfast commitment to the sustenance and longevity of British Imperialism. Despite his innate qualities as a statesman, Churchill would always be remembered by India as the British Prime Minister who…

Manchester By the Sea | Movie Review

The best pieces of writing are those which consist of characters which are tumultuous, unpredictable and complex. As a reader, you like to be surprised more than you may care to realize. The mark of a great screenplay is its ability to catch the audience off-guard with characters who don’t conform to the socially acceptable…