PUSS IN BOOTS : THE LAST WISH (2023) – 3D

Gorgeous animation and fantastic voice acting complements a surprisingly mature and relevant story — Ambar Chatterjee The indomitable spirit of the daredevil, Puss in Boots is brutally caged when he learns after a fierce battle with a giant that he has expired eight out of his nine lives. He only has to die one more…

AVATAR : THE WAY OF WATER (2022) – 3D

Dazzling visuals, monumental action and stunning character animation makes up for the lack of everything else — Ambar Chatterjee Avatar: The Way of Water begins right after the events of the first film. The Na’vi have successfully driven the humans out of Omaticaya. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), has settled down into a peaceful marriage with Neytiri…

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (2022) – 3D

More wrong than right in this tribute to Chadwick Boseman and the legend of the Black Panther — Ambar Chatterjee King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) dies from a mysterious illness that not even his genius sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) can save him from. With the king’s passing, Wakanda comes under threat from foreign powers who want…

KANTARA (2022)

The best film of the year so far? — Ambar Chatterjee Once upon a time there lived a king who had everything that his heart desired except for one; Peace of mind. He consulted with many learned men and one of them advised him to go out alone in pursuit of this elusive gift. He…

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (2022)

Gory, captivating, and uncontrollably fun! Marvel’s foray into nostalgic black-and-white creature feature is terrific — Ambar Chatterjee Werewolf by Night is a Marvel studio special that I learned about only a couple of days before its release on Disney + Hotstar. It was screened during a major film festival in the US where it garnered an…

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022)

Wonderfully bizarre! Technically immaculate! Unbelievably edgy! Extremely intimate! — Ambar Chatterjee Everything Everywhere All at Once is a commentary on the condition of the modern family and the relationship between parents and their children. It successfully deals with a plethora of issues like the generation gap, how parents are the key support system for their children,…

VIKRANT RONA (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 28/07/2022 Cast: Kichcha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok Director: Anup Bhandari Vikrant Rona is good but falls just short of being great! — Ambar Chatterjee Vikrant Rona chronicles the journey of its titular character as he walks in as the chief police officer of the fictional village of Kamarottu. Kamarottu is not the best place to be. It…

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 08/07/2022 Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson Director: Taika Waititi Thor — too much love, too much comedy, and too many blunders — Ambar Chatterjee Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok changed Thor and the way his films were approached and made in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was a roaring hit and…

FELUDAR GOYENDAGIRI: DARJEELING JAWMJAWMAT (2022)

Release Date: 17/06/2022 Platform: Hoichoi Cast: Tota Roy Choudhury, Kalpan Mitra, Anirban Chakraborty, Rahul Banerjee Director: Srijit Mukherji Tota and Anirban’s spirited performances save an otherwise lackluster Feluda Adventure — Ambar Chatterjee Ever since Srijit Mukherjee took over the Feluda Franchise and cast Tota Roy Choudhury as the titular character, the franchise has seen a…

JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 09/06/2022 Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum Director: Colin Trevorrow   The Jurassic World series culminates with the worst Jurassic film of all times — Ambar Chatterjee I am a huge Jurassic Park fan. I was in class 2 when Jurassic Park was released in India and I often saw its posters plastered around one…

THE NORTHMAN (2022)

Release Date: 07/04/2022 Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy Director: Robert Eggers A psychedelic revenge saga that will leave you exasperated with its action and drama — Ambar Chatterjee The Northman chronicles the journey of prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård) who witnesses as a child the brutal murder of his father at…

MOON KNIGHT (2022)

Platform: Disney+Hotstar Original Air Date: 30/03/2022 to 04/05/2022 Cast: Oscar Issac, May Calamawy, Ethan Hawke Created By: Jeremy Slater A bittersweet adventure that could have had more “Moon Knight” and less verbose dialogues — Ambar Chatterjee I generally avoid the Marvel Studio shows on Disney + Hotstar as they are mostly woke garbage that either violently deconstructs beloved…