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Thappad review

In Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad (2020), when Taapsee Pannu’s Amrita covers her face a moment after she is slapped by her husband, there is an almost deafening silence. She glances sideways to check who had seen her in that instant, and… Continue Reading

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Ghost Stories review

After Bombay Talkies (2013) and Lust Stories (2018), the four directors- Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar, have created yet another anthology- Ghost Stories. Considering how Bollywood has routinely butchered the genre of horror with its stereotypical… Continue Reading

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The Crown review

In the third season of ‘The Crown’, Queen Elizabeth II listens to a recording and, begins to cry. But she is the Queen, someone who must appear firm and display no emotion. But when the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster… Continue Reading

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Aamis (2019) review

After dinner, Nirmali’s husband finds her kneeling down in front of the fridge. She is devouring a spicy piece of chicken with unwavering attention. Her husband finds it cryptic but doesn’t say a word. The scene ends there and shifts… Continue Reading

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Decoding ‘Three Colours: Red’

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s last directorial venture- the final installation in the Three Colors trilogy, is as dense a film as it is beautiful. Was it a parting gift for the audience that Kieślowski cared the most about? Or is it entirely… Continue Reading

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Pain and Glory (2019) Review

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ begins with the shot of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas, raw and powerful) at the bottom of a swimming pool, and as the shot lingers on his near-naked frame, it seems as if he is meditating.… Continue Reading

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