NOPE (2022)

Release Date: 19/08/2022 Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun Director: Jordan Peele Nope!…I am not convinced…but I still like you a lot — Ambar Chatterjee Jordan Peele has become synonymous with making out-of-the-box horror/thriller fare that is ambiguous to certain extents and is open to a wide range of interpretations. People believed…

PREY (2022)

Release Date: 05/08/2022 Platform: Disney + Hotstar, Hulu Cast: Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers, Dane DiLiegro, Stormee Kipp Director: Dan Trachtenberg Violent, intriguing, and wickedly entertaining! Prey could have been the best predator film to date but… — Ambar Chatterjee I knew it. I just knew it. Ever since its first trailer was launched, I knew that this film would…

OLD (2021)

Release Date: 17/09/2021 Cast: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell Director: M. Night Shyamalan Old has a shocking and fantastical concept at its core but the execution spoils the film — Ambar Chatterjee Old is based on the French-language Swiss graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. The story revolves around a…

CANDYMAN (2021)

Release Date: 27/08/2021 Cast: Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo    Director: Nia DaCosta The appalling depiction of racial violence, horror and dilapidation of mental wellbeing will make you uncomfortable — Ambar Chatterjee Anthony (Yahya Abdul Mateen II), an up-and-coming artist is narrated a macabre urban legend by his girlfriend’s Brianna’s (Teyonah Parris)…

MALIGNANT (2021)

Release Date: 10/09/2021 Cast: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White Director: James Wan An outrageous re-tread of the classic 80s horror with the Midas touch of James Wan — Ambar Chatterjee Malignant is about a concept that many will find hard to digest in terms of scientific viability and the astronomical level of…

BLOOD RED SKY (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 23/7/2021 Cast: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer, Kais Setti, Dominic Purcell   Director: Peter Thorwarth A thrilling and emotionally investing roller-coaster ride that could have been crispier — Ambar Chatterjee Blood Red Sky stars Peri Baumeister as Nadja, a devoted mother who is suffering from a unique medical condition that…

A QUIET PLACE PART II (2021)

Release Date: 28/05/2021 Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Director: John Krasinski A Quiet Place Part II takes all that we loved in the predecessor and cranks it up to level ’10’ — Ambar Chatterjee A Quiet Place Part II begins on “day 1” of the alien invasion of Earth. For…

SPUTNIK (2020)

Release Date: 23/4/2020 Cast: Oksana Akinshina, Fedor Bondarchuk, Pyotr Fyodorov Director: Egor Abramenko    This Russian Sci-fi horror offering is intriguing, harrowing and a must watch — Ambar Chatterjee Tatyana (Oksana Akinshina) is a psychologist who is plucked out of a criminal investigation into her crossing the line of duty to help, albeit, dangerously, a patient…

THE CONJURING 3 : THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (2021)

Platform: HBO Max Release Date: 4/5/21 Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, John Noble Director: Michael Chaves “The Devil made me do it” case is recreated with honesty and skills but lacks the punch that it needed — Ambar Chatterjee On November 24, 1981, in Brookfield, Connecticut, Arne Cheyenne Johnson was convicted of first-degree…

ARMY OF THE DEAD (2021)

Platform: Netflix Release Date: 21/05/2021 Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias, Nora Arnezeder        Director: Zack Snyder An engaging Dave Bautista, interesting take on “Zombies” and well-done action is not enough to save this film from its many deficiencies — Ambar Chatterjee I was really excited for “Army…

ZOMBIE REDDY (2021)

Platform: Aha Release Date: 5/2/2021 Cast: Sajja Teja, Anandhi, Daksha Nagarkar, RJ Hemanth, Getup Srinu, Naga Mahesh Director: Prashant Varma   A no holds barred Zombie-Comedy (Zom Com) that should have had a better climax Zombie Reddy reminded me of some of the past Indian revenge dramas where the audience was served the story of two families usually warring over…

THE HUNT (2020)

Release Date: 11/03/2020 Cast: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall, Ethan Suplee Director: Craig Zobel A solid entertainer that should be taken as nothing more than that…! Some films may not be great but are so entertaining and fun to watch that they capture the imagination of the viewers. The Hunt, if given a…