MARRIAGE STORY (2019)

Release Date: 6/12/2019 Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta Director: Noah Baumbach Marriage Story is a film like no other this year. It affected me in more ways than any other film this year even though many films entertained me more. This was the film that tugged at my heart…

BORNODI BHOTIAI (2019)

Release Date: 3/5/2019 Cast: Dorothie Bharadwaj, Anupam Kaushik Borah, Kenny D Basumatary, Sonmoni Sarma, Kaushik Nath, Himanshu Gogoi, Rajib Nath, Manisha Bhuyan, Diganta Konwar Director: Anupam Kaushik Borah Local Kung Fu, Kothanodi, Local Kung Fu 2, Suspended Inspector Boro and now Bornodi Bhotiai. Assamese cinema has received a number of shots in the arm over…

ZERO (2018)

Release Date: 21/12/2018 Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tigmanshu Dhulia Director: Aanand L. Rai Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) knows just two ways to deal with a world that has purposefully looked down upon him. He either silences them with his wisecracks or shoves his wealth in their mouths….

A STAR IS BORN (2018)

Release Date: 03/10/2018 Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Rafi Gavron Director: Bradley Cooper A Star is Born is a remake of a film that has been remade more times than probably any film of the past. It has been remade in varied languages too. In India, the recent most incarnation of…

ARJUN REDDY (2017)

Release Date: 25/8/2017 Cast: Deverakonda Vijay, Shalini Pandey, Rahul Ramakrishna, Kanchana Written and Directed by: Sandeep Reddy Vanga Arjun Reddy was a blockbuster and that too at a time when no one expected it to be one. It has a runtime of 3 hours 3 minutes. It has a protagonist who isn’t one of the…

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

“The Shape of Water” is the new film by Guillermo Del Toro, the man who brought us films like Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim and the average but visually stunning Crimson Peak. “The Shape of Water” chronicles the story of Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute housekeeper at a top secret US research facility in the…

LA LA LAND (2016)

I hate musicals. I know it’s a strange statement to make hailing from India as practically every Indian film has at least three to five songs on a minimum. However, it must be noted that seldom are these songs integral to the plot neither does the plot progress through these songs. They are mere props…

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY(2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey was an exceptionally popular book but was it really worth the fame and name that it garnered. If we took out the sexual innuendos from it, what is left? Was it a piece of literary genius? Was it entertaining sans the explicitly explained sex sessions of grey? I will not be…

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…

THE GREAT GATSBY(2013) [3D]

Making a film on one of the most celebrated and arguably the best American novel ever, Baz Luhrmann had his task cut out to start with. He could either do a great job with the movie or falter completely taking both the film and his reputation further down. I use the word further because Luhrmann hasn’t been having…

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK(2012)

Isn’t love the greatest thing in the world??? fragile like life itself, glorious like victory, refreshing like the morning breeze, cruel like death and yet its that one thing we can’t live without. If falling in love is not an act of magic then what is??? Love is in many ways the lone silver lining…

HITCHCOCK(2012)

Based on the book by Stephen Rebello  “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”, Hitchcock addresses two subject matters effectively. The first and foremost being the love story brewing between Hitchcock(Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville(Helen Mirren) with the second being the making of Psycho and what effects Hitchcock’s own being brought about on…