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 or 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…

The American Spacey-men

Pop-quiz : How would you define a ‘progressive society’ ? Is it correlated only to scientific and technological advancements ? Or is it a cultural prerogative that trickles upwards to define scientific advancements for the people ? As Human beings, we are wont to define our accomplishments as a race through tangible measures. Bezel-less Smartphones,…

Pope of the Risen | Jude Law | by Manjiri Mazgaonkar

The Young Pope – its name and trailer both create a picture of this wicked and radical Pope who is in to change the archaic Vatican, one rule at a time. However here is the truth – they lied and you will happily lap up the lie. You and the Vatican are in for a…

Stranger Things 2 | The Upsides and the Downs

If you’re a millennial, you have already witnessed the ‘Smartphone’ revolution which completely transformed the way we consumed media. When YouTube started its operations in February 2005 as a simple video-sharing social media community, it would have been hard to fathom that 5 billion videos would be consumed on it every day by an average…

The story that needed to be told | Laakhon Mein Ek | Created by Biswa Kalyan Rath

It was in June 2014, when two seemingly goofy guys rose from anonymity to social media stardom. Their formula – a fresh, unabashed take on the mind-numbingly silly tropes used in mainstream Bollywood. Aptly titled Pretentious Movie Reviews, the show broke the traditional reviewing style by bringing out hilarious observations that were exaggerated through sketches…

Ghosted | Pilot Review

Ghosted released yesterday, Sunday, October 1st and the series is just the perfect divertissement you needed to relax on a laid back Sunday afternoon. The makers of the series cognize the potential of buddy cop camaraderie between stars Adam Scott and Chris Robinson and jump straight into it without spending too much time in establishing…

We need to talk about Petyr Baelish

And so, Winter has truly arrived in Westeros as reinforced by the menacing snow-flakes falling over King’s Landing. The enemy, whose mere glimpses had sent shivers down our spines, has now set foot into the land we had earlier associated only with political strife, bloody war-games and dark magic. The game of thrones has now…

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…

How to write a character : Inside the mind of Vince Gilligan

If you asked a writer what their favourite wet-dream was, they would almost invariably tell you that they would like their characters to be remembered long after they were dead. What they probably would not tell you is that writing a character isn’t something that they do willy-nilly on a spasmodic night regurgitating their ideas…

Why Daenerys Targaryen won’t survive Game of Thrones 

As we approach the first half of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, we have had unexpected ginger-headed pop-star cameos, we have had bloody Pirates of the Caribbean styled sea-battles and we have even seen the much anticipated first rendezvous of ‘Ice’ and ‘Fire’. The plot establishment is in its final throes as the later half is…

Why American Gods is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

As a child I was unfathomably addicted to stories by Jules Verne, the early 19th century science fiction writer whose vision was unparalleled relative to the time-period he had lived in. In a time when mankind was still experimenting with rudimentary versions of the automobile by attaching heavy combustion engines to horse carriages, Verne’s works…