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Seberg review

Seberg (2019) tells the real life story surrounding young Hollywood star Jean Seberg and her surveillance by the FBI in the 1960s and 70s. Following her public support of (and donations to) the Black Panthers in the early 60s, Seberg… Continue Reading

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Yeh Ballet review

Within the few opening minutes of the new Netflix film Yeh Ballet (2020), director Sooni Taraporevala efficiently establishes the texture and underlying associations of the film. A stunning aerial view of the Mumbai-Worli sea link, a symbol of high privilege,… Continue Reading

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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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Abyakto review

Abyakto (2020) traces a relationship marred by a failure in communication. Director Arjunn Dutta takes an essential spoke of a subject, doesn’t say anything quite new but uses a remarkably fresh treatment to deliver an ambient, richly moody cinematic experience.… Continue Reading

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Dwitiyo Purush (2020) review

How do you articulate the impact of a film that feels designed to lob only dialoguebaazi at the audience for yielding whistles and does nothing else whatsoever? One can begin by talking, at the outset, about the popular appeal of… Continue Reading

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1917 review

“Schofield checks his wounded hand. It pulses blood. He feels as if he is being watched. He looks around.Next to him is the body of a German soldier with rats feasting on it.Blake jumps into the sap just next to… Continue Reading

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‘Psycho’ (2020) review

Psycho, released on 24 January 2020 world over, has been running successfully with mixed responses from critics and audience. It is a psychological thriller in Tamil, written and directed by Mysskin. It is a fascinating dive into the psyche of… Continue Reading

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The Witcher – Season 1 Episode 1

Most film adaptations of video games (minus Detective Pikachu and the first Mortal Kombat movie) are said to be cursed with bad reviews and being terrible overall. Some of the cursed video game movies include Resident Evil, Lara Croft, and… Continue Reading

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Virus(2019) Review

Virus begins with a phone call alerting a crisis. It’s fitting because all sorts of crises, from that of ventilators and kits to manpower to public faith, permeates the film. The film is audaciously unmindful of chronological sequencing of the… 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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