★★★★ 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 →
★★★★ Next up in the series of Pixar’s Masterclass is the movie that was set out to make a family-friendly cartoon about death with a trip into the afterlife. A story that is both simultaneously life-affirming and death-obsessed. This time we'll be exploring the great spectacle that is Coco !! "Coco" is the sprightly story of... Continue Reading →
★★★★★ 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... Continue Reading →
★★★★★ 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... Continue Reading →
The atmosphere, background score and cinematography all fall into place perfectly for this eerie film to set the mood.
A major problem with some of the popular works in the horror genre has been its over-reliance on the supernatural stuff. Relying only upon suspense and jump scares to illicit audience's emotions rather than developing a effective character driven horror. The Haunting of Hill House is ground-breaking in this aspect because it effectively blends incredibly... Continue Reading →
★★★★ 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... Continue Reading →
★★★★★ 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... Continue Reading →