Django Unchained

Thrilling, stylish, funny, brutal, superbly-acted, sharply written and wonderfully offensive There are few directors in the world today, or even ever, whose name carries with it instantly recognisable traits that have people eagerly awaiting their next film, or even applying the name to films the filmmaker had nothing to do with but are stylistically similar….

Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster – Returns

Vivid, vibrant, and savagely tragic with gutsy performances Love, Sex, extra marital affairs, some hard hitting dialogs along with an item number….may seem like perfect ingridients for a masala hindi flick but you certainly don’t associate an actor like IrRfan Khan (Yes! there is an extra ‘R’ in his name…wonder if it’s an act of…

The Impossible; A heart-wrenching roller-coaster ride

The Impossible is an impressive and deeply troubling picture, both for intentional and unintentional reasons. The latest natural disaster movie doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Irwin Allen spectacles from the 1970s or the effects-driven blockbusters from Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay during the 1990s. Instead, The Impossible is a more intimate true-life story of one…

Zero Dark Thirty; lives mostly in dark (ALERT: Spoiler)

Zero Dark Thirty is an over long docudrama that neither excites you nor recreates the magic of Kathryn’s last film; The Hurt Locker. To be honest, it’s only the last 30 minutes which creates the same kind of excitement that was there in The Hurt Locker. Moreover the film lacks continuity and detailing to a…

Hitchcock; interesting but not great (ALERT: Spoiler)

The tone of the picture is often off-kilter throughout, but the subject matter and the performances of Helen Mirren as Alma and Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock go a long way toward forgiving the movie’s strange anomalies. The Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was notorious for his obsession with leading ladies, but what of the…

“Woh Dekh Ladkiii…!!”

Well, that’s what most of the girls get to hear when they are in Delhi. But to be honest, it’s not only Delhi; you’ll hear it in almost all cities. It’s been a while that I have been expressing my views on twitter but then they are completely my views. I have been reading a…

Life Of Pi; cinematic equivalent of touching God

Life of Pi is a beautiful allegory about living with faith in the face on unfathomable tests   It’s been a while since I saw Life of Pi, but to be honest, I’ve been keeping busy for past couple of weeks now so I really apologize for the delay in uploading the review. Anyway coming back to…

Argo; let’s live those moments

Hold on tight and revel in the brilliance of a riveting film that’s enthralling in execution and subtext. Right from the start, the movie takes you back into era of 70s; from the retro Warner Bros. logo that appears at the beginning, riddled with faux scratch marks and film grain, to the camerawork, screenplay, and…

Skyfall; falls hard!!

Skyfall starts with a bang and then gets tired of all that, goes a little crazy and turns into a not-so-awesome ‘Home Alone’ movie.   Recouping from the sulky, scattered, sketchily edited previous James Bond adventure, Quantum of Solace; Skyfall does not quite match the thrilling and heartfelt revisionist’s heights of Casino Royale, but it…

Silver Linings Playbook (Spoiler)

Although it has big names like Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and all but this is a film that ultimately belongs to Jennifer Lawrence, thus solidifying her as one of the best actresses of any age working today. To begin with, “Who is David O’ Russell?” Well, do you remember the film, Spanking the Monkey…

MAMI’s entire line up!!

Many of my friends were asking me about the line up for this year’s MAMI festival. So, I thought instead of telling everyone what all are there to expect at MAMI, I thought of uploading the same on my blog so that it becomes easier for you to go through the entire line up and…

Battleship Potemkin: Russian Masterpiece

Nearly 90 years on, Eisenstein’s masterpiece is still guaranteed to get the pulse racing. I know, I know I was supposed to be uploading the review on Friday, I am really sorry for that. Now let’s cut this scene and bring our focuses on the film, under the category of “Cult Classics” the next entry is…