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…

BLACK ADAM (2022)

Even with all its limitations, Black Adam is entertaining, quirky and investing! — Ambar Chatterjee In the fictional, occupied country of Kahndaq, university professor and resistance fighter Adrianna Tomaz (Sarah Shahi) and her friends are looking for a long-lost and dangerous artifact that in the wrong hands could result in the annihilation of the entire…

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…

JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (2022) – 3D

Release Date: 09/06/2022 Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum Director: Colin Trevorrow   The Jurassic World series culminates with the worst Jurassic film of all times — Ambar Chatterjee I am a huge Jurassic Park fan. I was in class 2 when Jurassic Park was released in India and I often saw its posters plastered around one…

DON’T LOOK UP (2021)

“Don’t Look Up” is bonkers and out of its mind but has a firm grasp of what it is — Ambar Chatterjee Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) discover a new comet that they realize is headed for the earth. The calculations reveal that the comet will hit earth in 6 months…

MAANAADU (2021)

Thrilling, outrageous, bonkers! Maanaadu takes the time-loop concept to the next level — Ambar Chatterjee I waited for enough people to watch Maanaadu before I expressed my views about it as this was a film about which I couldn’t write without giving out spoilers. There is so much to celebrate about the screenplay, editing, and execution that…

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS (2021)

Release Date: 22/12/2021 Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff Director: Lana Wachowski The Matrix Resurrections is an insult to The Matrix Trilogy and everything memorable that it gave us — Ambar Chatterjee The Matrix Trilogy was one of the most iconic and imaginative pieces of filmmaking in the history of cinema. It…

BOSS LEVEL (2021)

Release Date: 25/02/2021 Platform: Hulu Cast: Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Mel Gibson Director: Joe Carnahan A thoroughly entertaining and engaging film that has some uncharacteristic emotional depth — Ambar Chatterjee Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo), a Navy SEAL is married to Jemma (Naomi Watts) who is working on a top-secret science project known only as The…

VENOM : LET THERE BE CARNAGE (2021)

Release Date: 15/10/2021 Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Harris Director: Andy Serkis Save yourself from this mind-numbingly loud and shockingly outdated and poorly made film — Ambar Chatterjee Anuradha Cineplex has been synonymous with dreams, romances, heroism, and escapisms. It has given me and uncountable others respite from the mundane and harsh realities of…

BLACK WIDOW (2021)

Platform: Disney + Hotstar Release Date: 7/7/2021 Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone      Director: Cate  Shortland “A half-hearted attempt at trying to turn into dollars the last bit of fanfare and reverence that the titular character has left” — Ambar Chatterjee Black Widow takes place just after the events…

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…

THE TOMORROW WAR (2021)

Release Date: 02/07/2021 Platform: Amazon Prime Videos Cast: Chris Pratt, Betty Gilpin, Yvonne Strahovski, Sam Richardson, J.K Simmons Director: Chris McKay The Tomorrow War pushes the limits of how far the audiences can suspend disbelief — Ambar Chatterjee I thoroughly enjoyed The Tomorrow War for the first hour or so. The film begins with an exceptionally sweet…