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)

Release Date: 13/04/2022 Cast: Vijay, Pooja Hegde, Selvaraghavan, Yogi Babu, VTV Ganesh Director: Nelson Dilipkumar 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…

MARRY ME (2022)

Release Date: 11/02/2022 Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, Sarah Silverman, John Bradley Director: Kat Coiro 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…

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…

THE KING’S MAN (2022)

Release Date: 14/01/2022 Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans Director: Mathew Vaughn  The King’s Man violently oscillates between being great and ordinary — Ambar Chatterjee The King’s Man is a prequel to the two Kingsman films released in 2015 and 2017. This film was slated to release in 2019 but was pushed back 7 times…

DON’T LOOK UP (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 24/12/2021 Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill Director: Adam McKay “Don’t Look Up” is bonkers and out of its mind but has a firm grasp of what it is — Ambar Chatterjee Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a new comet that they realize is headed…

MINNAL MURALI (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 24/12/2021 Cast: Tovino Thomas, Guru Somasundaram, Baiju, Harisree Ashokan, Shelly Kishore    Director: Basil Joseph An emotionally and thematically rich rendering of a simple story with bravura perforamnces — Ambar Chatterjee Jaison (Tovino Thomas) is madly in love with Bincy, the daughter of the local S.I Saajan (Baiju). What he doesn’t…

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (2021)

Release Date: 19/11/2021 Cast: Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Logan Kim Director: Jason Reitman Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the sequel that we deserved in 2016 — Ambar Chatterjee Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a sequel to Ghostbusters 2 released in 1989. I appreciated this film right off the bat for erasing the atrocious and obnoxious attempt at a reboot by…