Pixar’s Masterclass : Inside Out

Continuing in the series of Pixar’s Masterclass, this time we’re looking at a movie that dares to explore existential crises, a movie that’s aimed at the whole family, and as always, all of this via an animated medium !! It’s okay to be sad. The greatest lesson given by Pixar ever … Over the course of 15 years and nearly a dozen films, the animation … Continue reading Pixar’s Masterclass : Inside Out

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Movie Review : The Truman Show

It’s a cautionary tale about the invasive, corrupting nature of a society that believes it has the right to watch everything. And as we all know, it’s a point that gets more prescient as we edge into the second millennium. With reality shows defining millennial TV and communications technology advancing with increasing rapidity, a real life Truman Show becomes ever more likely !! Plot Truman … Continue reading Movie Review : The Truman Show

Movie Review : Mad Max – Fury Road

George Miller has revived his Mad Max punk-western franchise as a bizarre convoy chase action-thriller in the post-apocalyptic desert. There are what seem to be dozens of huge rigs and chunky 18-wheelers driven by large, cross men with long hair and bad teeth, or no hair and no teeth, their rides pimped out with skulls and other badass accessories. Everything looks churned and charred: the heat … Continue reading Movie Review : Mad Max – Fury Road

Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

★★★★¼ The problem with many of the superhero movies is that they are operating under the assumption that everyone in the audience knows all the hymns. It’s a lot easier—and lazier—for a screenwriter to simply do a roll call of characters and events while letting fans fill in all the blanks. Sometimes the onscreen information is so sparse that the studio should pay you for … Continue reading Movie Review – Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Movie Review : Trainspotting

★★★★¼ 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. Plot Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most … Continue reading Movie Review : Trainspotting

Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout

★★★★½ 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, it’s also the perfect culmination of the Mission: Impossible films … Continue reading Movie Review : Mission: Impossible – Fallout