MUKUNDAN UNNI ASSOCIATES (2022)

Vivid and horrifying documentation of a common man’s descent into greed, corruption and savagery — Ambar Chatterjee In 2014 I was bowled over by a film called Nightcrawler which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and was written and directed by Dan Gilroy. The film chronicled the story of Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal), a man looking to earn his bread and…

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…

THE MENU (2022)

“The Menu” is gorgeous to look at and is well-acted but ultimately pointless and vain — Ambar Chatterjee “The Menu” starts with a bang. There is a constant sense of dread and something sinister lurking in the air that only the diners at the luxury restaurant seem oblivious to. The moment the chef of the film…

GLASS ONION : A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (2022)

Not a thrilling whodunit thriller but a ridiculous slapstick comedy — Ambar Chatterjee I absolutely adored Knives Out (2019) and the wicked mystery that it presented. I loved the subtle situational comedy of it. I loved how the film looked and felt and more than anything, I loved the performances of an eclectic mix of high-profile actors…

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,…

BULU FILM (2022)

A devastating dive into the abyss of helplessness and the tragedy emanating out of meager needs — Ambar Chatterjee I went into Bulu Film expecting an efficiently done situational comedy which it did turn out to be for at least the first half and a large chunk of the second half. However, how the film culminated horrified…

BULLET TRAIN (2022)

Release Date: 04/08/2022 Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry Director: David Leitch Intriguing, darkly funny, and violent! Brad Pitt and the ensemble cast excel in an outrageously over-the-top film — Ambar Chatterjee I went into Bullet Train expecting nothing more than a decent action thriller and what I got was way more than…

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…

EMUTHI PUTHI (2022)

Also known as A Very Fishy Trip Release Date: 17/06/2022 Cast: Neetali Das, Pratibha Chaudhary, Srishti Sharma, Kenny Basumatary, Monisha Bhuyan, Rubul Boro   Director: Kulanandini Mahanta Emuthi Puthi is food for thoughts and sustenance for the soul — Ambar Chatterjee Emuthi Puthi is a film for the heart and not so much for the mind….

BEAST (2022)

Beast is unforgivably bad and even the mighty Vijay can’t make it a worthwhile watch — Ambar Chatterjee Veera Raghavan (Vijay) is a special operative working for the R&AW who witnesses the death of a child during a covert mission that changes his life forever. He gives up his job and is haunted by the…

MARRY ME (2022)

Lopez and Wilson shine in a romance that touches your heart and unloads a truck full of mush on you — Ambar Chatterjee It has been a long time since I was excited about watching a romantic film in theaters. The last romantic film that I thoroughly enjoyed was Marriage Story and that was a Netflix film….

PEACEMAKER (2022)

Platform: HBO Max Release Date: 13/01/2022 Cast: John Cena, Jennifer Holland, Freddie Stroma, Danielle Brooks, Robert Patrick   Creator: James Gunn Peacemaker is outrageously fun, obnoxiously crass and devilishly entertaining —Ambar Chatterjee My first introduction to the character of Peacemaker (John Cena) was in the film “The Suicide Squad” directed by James Gunn. He was…