THE FOREIGNER (2017)

“The Foreigner” starring Jackie Chan in the titular role is a far cry from his comic action films that made him so popular. I was a huge Jackie Chan fan as a kid when I literally watched nothing else other than martial arts films of Chan, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen. However, over the years…

MY COUSIN VINNY (1992)

Funny isn’t a word that you generally associate with courtroom dramas. My Cousin Vinny starring Joe Pesci is one such unique film which is not only uproariously funny but also concentrates on the court case completely shying away from everything else and extracts its comedy from the court proceedings and the men involved in it….

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017)

My favorite film critic of all times, the dear late Roger Ebert once eloquently put that he was envious of everyone who haven’t seen the greats like “Citizen Kane”, “Casablanca” or for that matter “The Pledge” as he felt that they still had such ravishing experiences to experience that he himself had already done and…

MAJ RATI KETEKI (2017)

Maj Rati Keteki is a picture of astounding beauty and depth. Here is a film that will cater only to a niche audience simply because of its content and so to speak of the lack of what we in today’s time call the entertainment quotient. There are no superheroes here. There are no song and…

GANGNAM BLUES (2014)

South Korean films have a huge market in India. However, that market is divided into two distinct segments. While one segment comprises of viewers like me who are into dark and gritty fares like “Oldboy”, “I Saw the Devil”, “Memoirs of A Murder” and “Swiri”, the other segment is made up of mostly girls who…

GERALD’S GAME (2017)

I have been itching to write about Gerald’s Game ever since I watched this film. The film is based on a novel by Stephen King, the man whose almost every work has either already been adapted into a movie or a series or is in the process of being adapted. His work has such a…

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017) 3D

Blade Runner 2049 is more of an experience than a film. It cannot be watched as a film alone and enjoyed. For one to like this film, one has to sink into the mythology of the characters and the story that started with Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic. I have to be very subjective in my…

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

Science fiction is a genre that has been furthered by Hollywood like no other country and some of their greatest achievements have seen the light of the day in the 1980s and 1990s. Speaking of this genre, one film that has made a considerable impact and has gone on to define genre stereotypes is Blade…

GAME OF THRONES – Season Seven (2017)

Irrespective of what many of the series’ fans have to complain about the falling standards of writing owing to the absence of George R R Martin’s hand in the story, the seventh season of Game of Thrones did enough right for me to keep me hooked. The primary reasons for that will have to be…

GAME OF THRONES – Season Six (2016)

Game of Thrones: Season Six has my favorite episode of all the seasons to date. The one I am referring to is the final episode of the season wherein Cersei finally has her revenge on the Sparrows as she blows away the Sept using the same explosives that Tyrion used to overpower Stannis. The scene…

GAME OF THRONES – Season Five (2015)

Tywin is buried and Lancel, one of Cersei’s cousins and her partner in fornication returns, now a devoutly religious man and a member of the “Sparrows”. In Pentos, a despondent Tyrion agrees to accompany Varys to Meereen to support Targaryen’s claim on the Iron Throne. In Meereen, the insurgent “Sons of the Harpy” murder an…

GAME OF THRONES – Season Four (2014)

Game of Thrones: Season 4 has one of the most satisfying if not good episodes of the series yet. The one that I am talking about is episode 2 wherein Joffrey finally dies. I hated this character from the beginning of the show and finally in this series he pays for all that he had…