Movie Review : Whiplash

★★★★ If I tell you that this diabolically entertaining spellbinder is about a student trying to master the arcane art of jazz drumming at an elite music conservatory, you might get all bored and pass on it. That would be really stupid though !! Whiplash is a battle to the death. It’s also a well... Continue Reading →

How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

There’s no one explanation for how Game of Thrones became a culture-spanning phenomenon. Slipping into the microscopic gap between the Golden Age of Television and the binge-watch era, HBO’s fantasy epic earned an investment of resources from its network that would have been unthinkable previously for such a budget-conscious medium and managed to bind together a diverse group... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Trainspotting

★★★★ It's a really honest portrayal of drugs and is surely one of the finest "drug" movie out there. There's a joyous feeling coupled with despair that really pervades that film and I think it does the subject justice. Danny Boyle's classic holds up terrifically well. PlotMark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

★★★★ In an era of sloppy and forgettable action flicks on the one hand and overly serious “gritty” franchises on the other, the Mission: Impossible movies strike a pleasing balance between memorable action sequences and smaller-scale character intrigue. They’re whatever the opposite of “self-important” is. Fallout is not only the best pure action movie of summer 2018,... Continue Reading →

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Team of the Tournament

Formation : 4-2-3-1 Goalkeeper  Thibaut Courtois, Belgium The Golden Glove winner and Chelsea goalkeeper (as of now !!) performed superbly throughout the tournament. He was never out of the action and gave a sublime goalkeeping performances in Belgium’s quarter-final win over Brazil, in which he produced one of the saves of the tournament to prevent... Continue Reading →

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