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Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2021) Review: A Poignant Ode To The Grieving

An intricately detailed and keenly observed family drama, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi is a piercing, true-to-life…

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Oscars 2021: Winners & Highlights From The 93rd Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night has concluded. The much delayed 93rd Academy Awards were finally held across…

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Christmas In August (1998) Review: Meditative, Life-Affirming Drama

The posters for South Korean filmmaker Jin-ho Hur’s Christmas in August (1998) show a man and a…

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Eeb Allay Ooo (2019) Review: Pithy Satire On Class Warfare

Eeb Allay Ooo opens with our protagonist Anjani (Shardul Bharadwaj) on trial for a measly…

Titli review
Titli (2015) Review: An Immersive Tale Of Unrelenting Despair

Titli is a story of a dysfunctional family, three brothers and a father, who’ve lived a…

A Fortunate Man review
A Fortunate Man (2018) Netflix Review: Poignant, Thought-Provoking Drama

“When, in spite of all the good fortune that had come his way, he wasn’t…

Things To Come review
Things To Come (L’Avenir, 2016) Review: Nuanced, Evocative Mid-Life Drama

“Can we put ourselves in the place of others?” So begins Nathalie Chazeaux’ (Isabelle Huppert) opening…

The Dig (2021) Netflix Review: Slow-Burning, Meditative Watch

In 1939, in Sutton Hoo in rural Suffolk, a widowed landowner, Edith Pretty, invited an…

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Knock Knock Knock (2020) Review: A Mirror To Our Insecurities

Sudhanshu Saria‘s psychological drama portrays the darker side of human insecurities with a tragic real world…

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Pieces of a Woman (2020) Netflix Review: Tough But Rewarding Watch

This is such a powerful and evocative title for a movie. It conjures up disturbing…

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First Reformed (2017) Netflix Review: A Dark Opera For The Soul

First Reformed. Is this a film? Or a peek into our many insanities, our dark…

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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002): Stage To Screen

Between films and theater plays, it is the former that has to compete with reality.…

Chungking Express review
Chungking Express (1994) Review: Falling In Love With Faye

While making Chungking Express, Wong Kar-wai showed absolutely no remorse for the flag-bearers of the…

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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Review: Blazing Bright

Premised around the life of ‘The Kargil Girl’ Gunjan Saxena, this eponymous film is a…

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Lootcase (2020) Review: An Eccentric Heist Comedy

What could possibly be the level of dysfunction of a world in which people leave…