M3GAN (2023)

Devoid of thrill, action and intrigue, M3gan is tedious and a chore to watch — Ambar Chatterjee Hollywood generally dumps its worst films of the year in theaters in January. There are a few exceptions to this and I was really hoping that M3gan would prove to be one. It is based on a story by the…

HALLOWEEN ENDS (2022)

David, what have you done!!! Seeing Michael tap out so meekly was sad! — Ambar Chatterjee ““Halloween Ends”” marks the culmination of David Gordon Greene’s Halloween trilogy that began in 2018. The film also marks the end of Michael Myers. Myers has been a part of American popular culture since the 1980s and has evolved into…

HELLRAISER (1987)

A horror masterpiece that is much more than the violence, gore and sadomasochism on display — Ambar Chatterjee Hellraiser is one of the most iconic horror films ever made. While it may not be in the same league as Halloween, Exorcist, or Omen, it has its own niche of ardent fans who swear by it. What Hellraiser has is…

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (2022)

Gory, captivating, and uncontrollably fun! Marvel’s foray into nostalgic black-and-white creature feature is terrific — Ambar Chatterjee Werewolf by Night is a Marvel studio special that I learned about only a couple of days before its release on Disney + Hotstar. It was screened during a major film festival in the US where it garnered an…

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…