Deepwater Horizon | Movie Review

The first time Peter Berg grabbed my attention was through the Will Smith starrer Hancock which was a far cry from your traditional superhero films where the character is more or less respected by the general populace and is portrayed as someone who has made it his life’s purpose to fight the bad guys. Hancock, on the other hand, had…

La La Land | Movie Review | Oscar Predictions

If you type in the word ‘Surrealism’ in Google, the page would throw out the following definition: “..a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images..” Surrealism in cinema is unlike this unidimensional perspective that is often…

Befikre | Movie Review

Here is the thing, if you have Paris as a backdrop, yet you cannot make us feel the chemistry between the leads, then that’s a failure of epic proportions. Last week we reviewed Kahaani 2 and dedicated an entire paragraph to the charm and mystical lanes of Kolkata. This week’s movie takes us to Paris…

Underworld : Blood Wars | Movie Review

Imagine a world where an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. No, I am not talking about the Dark Knight and the Joker but something which is far less sophisticated and far more clichéd. The war between Vampires and Werewolves has been imagined and re-imagined countless times through several stories, plots and treatments ranging from…

Kahaani 2 | Movie Review

West Bengal, and specifically Kolkata is one of the most visually fascinating backdrops for movies and allows the director and cinematographer license for the avant-garde. And Sujoy Ghosh has been a fine exponent of weaving thrillers with seemingly unassuming characters having Bengal as an eerie and mystery-laden location. Be it Kahaani in 2012, Ahalya (one…