HAR HAR MAHADEV (2022)

Swarajya, Swadharma, Pratirodh – Understanding the power and beauty of “Har Har Mahadev” — Ambar Chatterjee Cinema has the power to inspire, enthrall and fill our hearts with pride and fervor. Cinema has the power to recreate a hundred-year-old glorious deed or a roaring speech that can resonate with us and shape our course of…

SHE SAID (2022)

Two Women, one abuser and the inception of the #Metoo — Ambar Chatterjee I have a deep-rooted love for investigative journalism dramas. Some of the films that I have seen the greatest number of times include Zodiac, All the President’s Men, Erin Brockovich, and Spotlight. Also, I have been keenly following the Harvey Weinstein trial….

THE WOMAN KING (2022)

Why a quality cinematic offering got buried under raging criticism and call for boycott? — Ambar Chatterjee “The Woman King” has been in the news ever since its release and it has been for all the wrong reasons. The backlash that the film received has been so intense and vociferous that any and every quality…

THE LAST DUEL (2021)

Release Date: 22/10/2021 Cast: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck Director: Ridley Scott In an era of cinematic products, “The Last Duel” is a cinematic odyssey sculpted with skill, care and heart — Ambar Chatterjee The Last Duel as its name would suggest chronicles one of the last documented “trial by combat” between men…

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021)

Release Date: 05/03/2021 Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback Director: Shaka King Driven by phenomenal performances, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ leaves a resounding impact One shouldn’t give away the plot of a film in its title. When you call your film “Judas and the Black Messiah” you are practically telling your…

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (2020)

Release Date: 16/10/2020 Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella Screenplay and Direction: Aaron Sorkin Aaron Sorkin’s trademark style metamorphs a courtroom drama into a breakneck adventure that is as much about the harrowing true events as it is about…

BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969)

Release Date: 15/09/1969 Cast: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Susannah York Director: Guy Hamilton Brimming with energy and breakneck pacing, Battle of Britain has some of the best dogfight action ever to have graced the silver screen Battle of Britain documents a series of aerial battles of World War II…

THE OUTPOST (2020)

Release Date: 6/07/2020 Cast: Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom Director: Rod Lurie A well-made action flick that is characterized by good performance and scintillating action After securing the mainland of Afghanistan post their invasion in 2001, The US-forces toiled hard to subdue the Taliban dominated regions of the country like the well known…

MALCOLM X (1992)

Release Date: 18/11/1992 Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al. Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee Director: Spike Lee Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. — Malcolm X The first time we see Malcolm X (Denzel Washington), he…

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013)

Release Date: 08/11/2013 Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Brad Pitt Director: Steve McQueen “I will apologize for my appearance But I have had a difficult time this past several years”  —Solomon Northup Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free man in New York. He owned his…

GREYHOUND (2020)

Release Date: 10/07/2020 Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue Director: Aaron Schneider Tense, gripping, and exciting! Greyhound makes up with action and intrigue what it lacks in character development There is something about Hollywood World War II films that always captures my imagination. Even the “not so good” ones. There are films like Dunkirk,…

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Release Date: 15/12/1993 Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Director: Steven Spielberg The list is an absolute good The list is life                                                        …