TAXI DRIVER (1976)

Release Date: 08/02/1976 Cast: Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese, Leonard Harris Director: Martin Scorsese One of those near-perfect films that make you uncomfortable in all the right and wrong ways I had never been alone in my life before the last few weeks and hence I never understood Martin…

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

Release Date: 15/12/1993 Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz Director: Steven Spielberg The list is an absolute good The list is life                                                        …

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977)

Star Wars has been a film which has inspired generation after generation of film enthusiasts and till date remains one of the seminal Sci-Fi masterpieces which just refuses to age with time. As I was watching this film for the purpose of this review, I never for once felt the effects to be dated or…

THE BICYCLE THIEF(1948)

I first heard of Vittorio De Sica’s “The Bicycle Thief” while I was attending a film appreciation course in Guwahati. I was a kid back then and couldn’t appreciate the simplistic beauty and sheer greatness of this motion picture which over the years has become an epitome of Italian Neorealism and has inspired film makers…

RAGING BULL(1980)

It was surprising to notice that unlike the traditional boxing films, Raging Bull doesn’t have a single sequence where in the fighting strategies of the boxer is discussed neither is there a grasshopper speech from the coach or anyone else for that matter to charge the fighter. Even the training regime of the man which…

JFK(1991)

JFK will rank as one of the films which I have seen for the most number of times in my life. I grabbed a Director’s Cut copy of it during a vacation in Kolkata in 2012 and ever since have watched it for more than a hundred times over and over again. The prolonged run-time…

2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Behind every man alive today stands 13 ghosts. Since the dawn of times, a hundred billion people have walked the earth. That incidentally is also the number of known stars in the Milky Way. Could it be possible that for every man dead, we could have a star for him to live at? —–Arthur C….