MOONLIGHT (2016)

2016’s best film of the year for me was Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh. A film about the life and sufferings of  an Aligarh Muslim University gay Marathi professor who faces subjugation and humiliation at the hands of his fellows after he is forcefully found in an intimate moment with another man. Apart from the sensational acting…

HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016)

Hell Or High Water is directed by David Mackenzie, the man who directed Starred Up, Perfect Sense and Hallam Foe. I haven’t seen any of those films and had absolutely no idea about the man’s work or style for that matter. So I walked into this film with an open mind. All I knew about…

HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)

“Hidden Figures” are hidden no more. Katherine G. Johnson, a name that I had never heard of before in my life, will now forever remain etched in my memory for being someone who propelled John Glenn into space. Don’t be conned into believing that I knew about John Glenn before. That’s another name that I…

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…

HACKSAW RIDGE (2016)

After a hiatus of ten years, Mel Gibson directs another film and boy! What a terrific outing Hacksaw Ridge proves to be. Everything about the film falls right in place. Be it the casting, the drama, the action or for that matter the spirit of the film. Hacksaw Ridge envelops you from the moment the…

ARRIVAL (2016)

Arrival is a typical Denis Villeneuve film. Ten minutes into it and I was having a similar kind of feeling that I had watching his earlier films like Enemy, Prisoners and Sicario. This is a film that is really deep and a stark departure from what we expect of films of the alien invasion genre….