MOVIE REVIEWS

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year of spectacular men movie
The Year Of Spectacular Men (2017) Review: A Disjointed Tale

The Year of Spectacular Men is the directorial debut of Lea Thompson, featuring both her…

Lust Stories
Lust Stories (2018) Review: Genre-Defying Cinema

It’s hard not to associate ‘lust’ with ‘sex’ when you think Hindi cinema. Films that…

Bunkar documentary
Bunkar (2018) Review: Heartwarming Attempt To Rekindle Past Glory

Bunkar: The Last of the Varanasi Weavers (2018) aims to narrate the travails of a dying…

Manmarziyan review
Manmarziyan (2018) Review: Character-Driven Film With Solid Performances

A modern-day romance-musical set in the bylanes of Punjab, Manmarziyan, like all Anurag Kashyap films, is…

Stree movie review
Stree (2018) Review: Riveting, Refreshing Horror Comedy

Like all unusual, inexplicable ghost stories we’ve grown up watching, here too we’re served with…

Parched Movie Leena Yadav
Parched (2016) Review: Feminist Daring At Its Best

Three women in a parched land. Feisty, fulsome, intrepid, they dream of freedom. And sexual…

Like Father Netflix movie
Like Father (2018) Review: A Formulaic, Unoriginal Comedy

The problem with trying to be creative is that it’s easy to turn to tried-and-tested…

The Endless review 2018
The Endless (2018): Remarkably Eerie Exploration Of The Unknowns

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s horror thriller The Endless opens with a H.P. Lovecraft quote:…

OUR SOULS AT NIGHT review
Our Souls At Night (2017): A Heartwarming, Fulfilling Romance

Rarely does a film’s title elucidate the meaning behind the plot, and when a film…

ghost stories review
Ghost Stories (2018): Smartly-Staged Horror With Campy Value

The portmanteau (anthology) horror films of the 60s and 70s from Britain-based Amicus and Hammer…

Raman Raghav 2.0 review
Raman Raghav 2.0: Delves Into The Subterranean Of The Soul

With Raman Raghav 2.0, Anurag Kashyap is back and how! A dystopian study of two amoral,…

Insidious movie review
Insidious (2010): Tastefully Crafted, Suspense-Driven Horror

Despite brimming with classic horror movie devices, James Wan’s Insidious continues to attract considerably more attention…

My Friend Dahmer review
My Friend Dahmer (2017): Subtle, Engrossing Portrait of a Budding Sociopath

Jeffrey Dahmer in Marc Meyers’ My Friend Dahmer (2017) is a mid 1970s teenager, going…

Breadwinner animation movie
The Breadwinner (2017) Review: Timeless Tale Of Survival, Self-Empowerment

The Breadwinner is both universal and deeply personal, about the healing power of stories and countless…

I am not a witch movie
I Am Not A Witch (2017): Intriguing Satire On An Archaic, Unjust Practice

I am Not a Witch employs absurdist comedy to inventively present a tale of dogma and…