MOVIE REVIEWS

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review: Marvel’s Most Immersive Film Yet

Christopher Nolan’s Inception was extensively raved for its concept and twisted ending. However, one of…

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Marvellous (2014) Review: Life-Affirming, Deeply Inspiring

TV drama biopics have boomed recently. You get the chance to let yourselves into the…

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Shivaay (2016) Review: All Show, No Substance

Bollywood has mostly disappointed in delivering ambitious, big-budget films backed by strong, cohesive narratives. Sanjay…

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Autohead Review: Mumbai Film Festival 2016

Autohead is nothing short of an experience, and certainly one of the most interesting films…

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Review: Signature Karan Johar Film

The last time I saw a film in Sydney was over a year ago. Dil…

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Dhanak (2016) Review: Dream-Like, Magical, Deeply Satisfying

If there’s one Indian director whose films seem straight out of a novel, it has to…

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U Turn (2016) Review: A Fairly Engaging Thriller

‘Whodunit’ mysteries come at a risk. The build up to a reveal may not always meet…

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MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) Review

The challenge with films that tell real-life stories (of public figures) is that the audience…

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Aandavan Kattalai (2016) Review: Nuanced, Meaningful Entertainer

If you’re following Vijay Sethupathi’s meteoric rise in Tamil film industry, you know the brands…

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Pink (2016) Review: A Film Long Overdue

A disquieting vignette of a society, Pink holds a mirror to everything that’s wrong with us.…

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Oppressed Majority: This Provocative Short Film Is A Must Watch

This is not a man’s world. It’s a world where women are in charge. Welcome…

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Watch: He Took His Skin Off For Me (2014)

I came across a short He Took His Skin Off For Me recently via a Quora…

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Is This Sidharth-Katrina Romance Worth A ‘Baar Baar Dekho?’

From the opening song and credits, Baar Baar Dekho looks like the stuff perfect love…

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Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016) – Review

From the makers of the Tanu Weds Manu comes another family entertainer themed around a…

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Confirmation (TV Movie 2016) Review: Gripping Political Drama

Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, HBO’s Confirmation (2016) shows us everything that’s wrong with the power-hungry…