Movie Review : Avengers – Infinity War

★★★★½ Considering the plethora of expectations this franchise always carries, the movie’s number of actual missteps is only a tiny fraction of the potential missteps inherent in an undertaking this vast and complex.  The movie became a cultural phenomenon. It got people excited and talking, it brought families and friends to theaters... It’s Marvel’s Universe. We... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Mulholland Drive

★★★★ Recently, BBC released a list of top 100 films of 21st century, and surprisingly to many, including myself, Mulholland Drive received the top spot. I had watched it before but kinda felt that this was not the correct decision by the BBC panel. So, decided to give it another go.. Plot : A dark-haired woman (Laura... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Rush

★★★★ ½ Plot : Rush is about the rivalry between two young drivers who fought for the Formula 1 championship in the 1970s. In one corner, we have the blond playboy Brit by the name of James Hunt, who competed for the good times, the glory, and the fun. In the opposing corner lurks Niki Lauda,... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Movie Review : Kingsman — The Secret Service

★★★★ 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…... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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