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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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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker review

The ninth and concluding film in the set of trilogies that began some four decades ago with A New Hope(1977), best exemplifies why recycling old tropes in stellar CGI and prioritizing fan service over original and ingenious storytelling, is generally… 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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Doctor Sleep review

Peter Straub, the American novelist, once said “Occasionally..what you have to do is go back to the beginning and see everything in a new way.” This quote was clearly felt while watching Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shinning. The… Continue Reading

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