IN DARKNESS (2018)

  Release Date: 25/05/2018 Cast: Natalie Dormer, Emily Ratajkowski, Ed Skrein, Jan Bijvoet. Directed by: Anthony Byrne My friend Brad has been asking me to watch this film again and again and again. He believes that the recently released Andhadhun is a scene per scene copy of this film. I made it clear to him…

UPGRADE (2018)

Release Date: 1/6/2018 Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Hardie, Richard Anastasios, Rosco Campbell Director: Leigh Whannell Set in the near future, Upgrade tells the story of Grey (Logan Marshall-Green), a self-proclaimed technophobe in a world controlled almost fully by technology. Grey soon lands up in a situation that takes everything away from him and lands him…

VIKRAM VEDHA (2017)

Vikram Vedha is loosely based on the folktale featuring the king Vikramaditya and his tussle with the demon Vetal. The director duo of Pushkar and Gayathri set their tale in a modern milieu with the king Vikramaditya transformed to a modern-day encounter specialist cop Vikram (R. Madhavan) and the demon Vetal depicted as a ruthless…

EDEN LAKE(2008)

I don’t remember a time when I was scared of a bunch of 12 year olds. But that’s exactly what Eden Lake did to me. This isn’t a feel good film. This isn’t a film where the good triumphs over evil. On the contrary, this is a film where the murdering 12 year old maniacs…

JOHN DOE VIGILANTE(2014)

It was nearly half past nine at night when my phone rang and Brad was on the other side of it. Like he always does, he just jumped to the point and asked me whether I knew which film was the recent Akshay Kumar starer “Gabbar is back” ripped from? The very next moment he…

GHATAK (1996)

There is a key scene in Ghatak were a kid after going through a lot of psychological turmoil and finally ending up losing his father to the antagonist revolts against his oppressors with whatever little strength he has got shunning all childish fears. This scene sums up the content of the whole film underlining its…

NOW YOU SEE ME(2013)

“Unleashed”, “Transporter 2” and “The Incredible Hulk”. The names mean entertainment right?. Sans Clash Of Titans, where Louis Leterrier went terribly wrong, he has been on spot for most of the while and with Now You See Me, he successfully cements his position as one of the most prolific entertainers of our times. Entertainment at…

THE EXPENDABLES 2 (2012)

Release Date: 24/08/2012 Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Jet LI, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Nan Yu, Bruce Willis, Scott Adkins, Liam Hemsworth Director: Simon West The first installment of The Expendables had me rooting for the spectacular action and the charisma of Stallone and Statham. I…

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Based on one of the most enduring classics of all times, The Count of Monte Cristo was destined to garner enough attention from the beginning. What was left to be seen was how well placed this attention was. Kevin Reynolds undertakes a mammoth task to bring to life one of the super sized books of…

MEMENTO

Memento would strike you as one unsolvable puzzle to start with and it would take many lesser mortals, such as me, at least a couple of viewing to comprehend the structure of the movie. Memento is a masterstroke in many departments and one of them being the screenplay. If one looks at it from the…

OLDBOY

Oldboy first occurred to me as a highly rated Korean film about three years back. A few friends of mine told me repeatedly to go through it and finally One evening I decided to give it a go and boy what an experience it was. ‘REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD’….its a popular phrase…

I SAW THE DEVIL

Kim soo-hyeon is a cop who has a loving girlfriend and they are expecting their first child. But one fateful night all their dreams are shattered when Kim’s girlfriend is brutally murdered and decapitated by Kyung chul a murdering psycopath. Enraged and devastated Kim seeks out revenge and is soon face to face with Chul….