Movie Review : Iron Man

★★★★¼ On May 2nd in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. declared “I am Iron Man” for the first time, and with those words not only launched a stunning career comeback, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe…. It’s almost impossible to remember how unlikely the success of the MCU seemed before the release of Iron Man in 2008. If you’d have told people that the almost unknown Guardians of … Continue reading Movie Review : Iron Man

Movie Review : Black Panther

★★★★ ½ Of course, Black Panther is, and will remain, a superhero film, with all that term entails… chase sequences, fantastical weapons, cackling bad guys. But the influences woven into the fabric of the film are why Black Panther transcends the genre. The arguments Black Panther undertakes with itself are central to its storyline, a trend that runs from the first scene to the last. … Continue reading Movie Review : Black Panther

Movie Review : Kingsman — The Secret Service

★★★★1/4 What constituted a typical James Bond movie in the past ? Few of its favorite elements — sartorial taste, killer toys and cracked-out supervillains, were considered part of the standard template of an over-the-top spy movie. Kingsman tries to portray itself as a satirical depiction of the same, but feels as real as the original Bond movies… and even better than quite a lot of them.. Plot : … Continue reading Movie Review : Kingsman — The Secret Service

Movie Review : Schindler’s List

★★★★★ It became a commonplace to talk of 1993 as Spielberg’s annus mirablis — that year spawned the monster hit ‘Jurassic Park’ — and also ‘Schindler’s List’ , as his ‘Bar Mitzvah movie’, the masterpice that signalled his emergence as an emotionally adult filmmaker. Plot : Businessman Oskar Schindler arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune at the beginning of World War II by moving to Nazi-occupied Poland … Continue reading Movie Review : Schindler’s List

Movie Review : Thor Ragnarok

★★★★ ¼ Forget Guardians — Vol I, this was undoubtedly one of the biggest gamble taken by Marvel. Ant Man, Guardians, Iron Man… these are supposed to be the funny ones, not Thor. NEVER THOR. The hero is not an irradiated Earthling or a guy in a metal suit, but a surfer-blonde extraterrestrial who also happened to be a Norse god with a magic hammer. And he finally … Continue reading Movie Review : Thor Ragnarok

Movie Review : Baby Driver

Rating : ★★★★½ As CGI robots clanged into each other and superheroes saved the world in the last few years, here’s Edgar Wright to ask if you remember how movies used to thrill us with a turn of phrase, a squeal of a wheel, a diving plot twist. “Baby Driver” feels both influenced by the modern era of self-aware, pop-culture film making and charmingly old-fashioned … Continue reading Movie Review : Baby Driver

Pixar’s Masterclass : Ratatouille

Pixar deservedly has developed a reputation as being one of the best in the business when it comes to quality family entertainment. This is in large part because while their stories are inventive, off-the-wall high-concept affairs that strain credibility at times, they’re always grounded in real emotions that everyone, adult or children, connect to in profound and intense ways.

Aside from the usual suspects from the house of Pixar like Inside Out, Toy Story, Wall-E, Up , let’s start with one of the rather underrated movie, Ratatouille, which deserves the same level of reference and praise.

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