DUNKIRK (2017)

I didn’t love Dunkirk because it’s a Christopher Nolan film and so I must love it. I loved it because it’s an exceptional piece of film making. It’s in many ways not a war film as it is totally devoid of many key ingredients of a war film. It is more of a claustrophobic and…

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2017) 3D

War for the Planet of the Apes is both a technological marvel and a dramatic time bomb that would make many shed tears. It’s the kind of film that re-affirms my faith in Hollywood and makes me salute not only the technical genius of the men and women involved but the sheer power of imagination…

WAR MACHINE (2017)

General Glen McMahon (Brad Pitt) is as animated a character as one can possibly be. He is a four-star general who believes that men are imperfect creatures who when left to their own will only play with their dicks and eat chicken. He is made the leader of the coalition forces in Afghanistan and ordered…

REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990)

Reversal of Fortune is based on the book by Alan M. Dershowitz of the same name. Dershowitz pleaded for a widower by the name of Claus von Bülow who was accused and found guilty of trying to murder his wife not once but twice. I watched this film thrice before I could even think about…

THE VERDICT (1982)

The Verdict stars Paul Newman and is directed by Sidney Lumet. I read quite a bit about the film while I was reading the Lumet authored “Making Movies”, probably a year ago. While I took to “Murder on the Orient Express” immediately and then fell into a delicious affair with Hercule Poirot films, The Verdict…

PRIMAL FEAR (1996)

Anees Bazmi directed a film in the mid-nineties called Dewangee starring Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, and Akshay Khanna. This film had an uncanny similarity to Primal Fear and I kept hearing about Dewangee being a remake of Primal Fear but I never bought myself to watch this film. Roger Ebert once said that he envies…

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000)

Rules of Engagement is one of my earliest recollections of enjoying a film that I took up simply because of it having two men dressed in Army fatigues on the cover and I thought that it would be an action film but turned out to be a courtroom drama instead. I can’t say that I…

A TIME TO KILL (1996)

A Time To Kill is a film that I learned about while growing through a list of films based on the works of John Grisham. I heard the name John Grisham before but a peek through this list dawned the fact on me that most of his works centers on courtroom dramas. Courtroom dramas are…

THE FOUNDER (2016)

The Founder is the kind of film that you can watch over and over again and yet never get bored of it. It’s the sort of film that hooks you in from the very first scene and keep you hooked for the duration of its runtime. What is it about? Well it’s about a man…

SPLIT (2017)

Split is an extremely difficult film to review and dissect. If you view it as a standalone film, it conveys a particular meaning and ending, however, if you look at it as a sequel, then it appeals to you as a whole new different experience. Before I start off with my review, I would like…

MISS SLOANE (2016)

Miss Sloane is an exciting affair. I have observed over the years that Hollywood is particularly good at making films about conspiracy, business, betrayal in business and lobbying. The last film about lobbying that I thoroughly enjoyed was Ides Of March which was about a presidential campaign run of a governor aided by two campaign…

LIVE BY NIGHT (2016)

Live By Night is a strangely unsatisfying and yet mildly engrossing film coming from a director who hasn’t put a wrong foot forward till date as a director. Live By Night tells the story of Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) a man who is a gangster but doesn’t like being called one. He is happy stealing…