SELMA(2014)

Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) starts a campaign for the blacks to have voting rights which they have been denied for no other reason but racial bigotry. He finds words with the president who can give him nothing more than assurances and he is left to see more and more black men and women…

WHIPLASH(2014)

I have heard so much about Whiplash but still never really felt the urge to watch it. It’s a film about music and that’s not a genre that I really enjoy. I feel bored by the pace and the lack of action and the lack of drama and the lack of thrills. The ands will…

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING(2014)

The Theory Of Everything is the heart wrenching tale of the relationship of Stephen Hawking with his wife Jane. The film starts in the time when Stephen was pursuing his doctorate at Cambridge in the 1960s and was not yet detected with disorder which would perpetually restrict him to a wheel chair. He meets Jane…

BIRDMAN(2014)

Birdman has been hailed as one of the best films of the year and is considered to be a fore runner at the Oscars and it’s not without reason. The film is a captivating piece of work which is depicted in the fact that throughout its runtime, the audience is bound to the screen. Now…

THE IMITATION GAME(2014)

During World War II the German used an encryption device for all communications. This machine was used to convert every message into gobbledygook and then this gobbledygook was converted to Morse code and transmitted. On the other end of the communication there was another similar encrypting machine which then decrypted this message. These machines were…

AMERICAN SNIPER(2014)

American Sniper starts with the unbearably tense scene from the trailers where Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is perched on a building top with a mother and child duo in sight who could possibly be the ones to attack a convoy of American troops somewhere in Iraq. Its just when Kyle is about to shoot them…

BOYHOOD(2014)

Richard Linklater’s ambitious 12 year long project is one of the most beautiful films of the year. Spanning the coming of age of a 5 year old boy through 12 years of his life is one of the most radical pieces of film-making that one will ever come across. I say this primarily because of…

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL(2014)

For someone like me who has been following the Wes Anderson films for a while now, It goes without saying that I surprisingly find all his films to be the same and yet totally different from each other. His presentation, his settings and his characters are exactly the same if you look at it in…