THE BIRTH OF A NATION(1915)

The Birth of a Nation was released in 1915 and I first read about it in 2014. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that I read about it almost a 100 years after it was made. No matter how old this film gets, film scholars and viewers across the world continue to shower immense…

NOAH(2014)[3D]

Noah is not the biblical epic that you might just think it to be. It may not be historically or biblically as correct as the purists want it to be but it is one of the most entertaining and well done films of the year so far. Not taking anything away from the makers, Noah…

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE(2014)[3D]

There were a lot of speculations about what 300 Rise Of An Empire would be about. Some thought it to be a prequel while many believed that it would be a sequel to 300. As it turns out, the film is neither of the two. The story of 300 Rise Of An Empire unfolds in…

TORA! TORA! TORA!(1970)

There have been so many classic war films but very few as engrossing as Tora! Tora! Tora! The primary reason behind that being the fact that it has one hell of a story to tell. The story of the attack on Pearl Harbor would get anyone interested but the approach that Richard Fleischer (for the…

THE HOBBIT : THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG(2013) HFR [3D]

Another year, another trip into middle earth, another Peter Jackson film and another swashbuckling adventure. At the onset, I would like to say that I have not read the book of which this trilogy is an adaptation of and so I would not be able to comment or deduce the liberties or deviations that the cinematic tale…

THE GREAT GATSBY(2013) [3D]

Making a film on one of the most celebrated and arguably the best American novel ever, Baz Luhrmann had his task cut out to start with. He could either do a great job with the movie or falter completely taking both the film and his reputation further down. I use the word further because Luhrmann hasn’t been having…

THE DICTATOR

Sasha Baron Cohen has been synonymous with outrageous humor. Movies like Borat and Bruno made us laugh out loud and they had a great re-see value associated with them. The Dictator walks the same path but with a difference in treatment. While the previous two installments took a more documentary like look at the proceedings,…

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Based on one of the most enduring classics of all times, The Count of Monte Cristo was destined to garner enough attention from the beginning. What was left to be seen was how well placed this attention was. Kevin Reynolds undertakes a mammoth task to bring to life one of the super sized books of…

2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY

Behind every man alive today stands 13 ghosts. Since the dawn of times, a hundred billion people have walked the earth. That incidentally is also the number of known stars in the Milky Way. Could it be possible that for every man dead, we could have a star for him to live at? —–Arthur C….

WAR HORSE(2011)

The latest offering from Steven Spielberg has everything that you would crave from an epic and an epic it is in every sense of the term. But please take note one has to have the patience to let the movie warm up to you. War Horse starts of leisurely and the development is slow and…

SPARTACUS

I had heard of Spartacus for the first time when I was watching a documentry on the Roman epics during a film appriciation course. At theat point of time I had basically no idea abot who Stanley Kubrick was or as a matter of fact who Kirk Douglas was. All I cared about was wheather…

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

Kingdom Of Heaven is a smashing tale of love, war politics and above all duty towards a greater cause. The story revolves around Balain a blacksmith who is crest fallen at the suicide of his wife and is trying to cope with the agony. He is visited by the Baron Of Ibelin, Godfrey who informs…