BRIDGE OF SPIES(2015)

During the most tense years of the cold war, James B. Donovan(Tom Hanks), an American lawyer is recruited by CIA to negotiate on part of the US to bring back an American pilot, Francis Powers (Austin Stowell) shot down taking surveillance pictures over Russia and incarcerated for his crimes of treason. The idea is to…

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…

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS(2014) [3D]

Moses (Christian Bale) grows up as brothers with Rhamses (Joel Edgerton). As they embark on a battle for the Pharaoh Seti, the high priestess predicts that whoever will save Rhamses’ life in the battle will be the one to lay claim to the throne of Egypt. Moses saves Rhamses in the battle but the Pharaoh…

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…

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN(1976)

Of all the films that I have seen all my life there are a few which I have seen the most number of times as is customary. And of all those films that I have seen the most number of times, there are some which I have seen even more times. All The President’s Men…

JFK(1991)

JFK will rank as one of the films which I have seen for the most number of times in my life. I grabbed a Director’s Cut copy of it during a vacation in Kolkata in 2012 and ever since have watched it for more than a hundred times over and over again. The prolonged run-time…

ZERO DARK THIRTY(2012)

Post 9/11, a massive manhunt is launched to nab Osama Bin Laden. USA wastes no time in invading Afghanistan but still are unable to nab Osama. Many take him to be dead. But the attacks on Americans continue with hate tapes popping up every now and then indicating the fact that Laden might not be…

ARGO(2012)

The Iranian people held The Americans responsible for staging a coup to instill the rule of Shah Reza Borhani in the Persian Empire. The Shah, in return pledged Iran’s oil resources to America and UK. His rule was marked by atrocities and unheard of before ruthlessness. He had his meals flown in from Paris while his…

IMMORTAL(2011) [3D]

Immortals has been one movie which I have been waiting for for almost three months now since I first saw its trailers. Tarsem Singh has been one of the most iconic figures in the ad world here in India and then abroad. He designed campaigns for some of the most high profile brands in the…

THE CONSPIRATOR (2010)

Coming from Robert Redford, The Conspirator is one story which required a sublime sense of order, control and above all courage to be made and it is done masterfully by the maker. Its so very easy to go overboard in a story like this and take sides, but the brightest star in this whole story…

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…