Faithful Movie Review: Engaging Exploration of Algerian Independence Movement Through an Ordinary Man

Faithful Director: Hélier Cisterne Cast: Vincent Lacoste, Vicky Krieps The French occupation of India was not as wide as that of the British. France’s India settlements were small and geographically separated – Mahe in the west, Pondicherry and Karaikal in the East and Chandernagore in what was is now West Bengal among others. But French … Read more Faithful Movie Review: Engaging Exploration of Algerian Independence Movement Through an Ordinary Man

A Suitable Boy Review: All the Suitors Drown in Colonial Hangover

A Suitable Boy Cast: Taniya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Ram Kapoor, Mahira Kakkar Director: Mira Nair If you would ask me to pick one striking feature of Vikram Seth’s book, I would say its strong sense of justice. Something that hasn’t been translated in Mira Nair’s show. However, it has exceptional cinematography level and an … Read more A Suitable Boy Review: All the Suitors Drown in Colonial Hangover

Mirzapur 2 Review: Ali Fazal Takes Control As Pankaj Tripathi Gets Fierce

Mirzapur 2 Cast: Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Creators: Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh Mirzapur’s massive fan following is also because of its easy narrative. Not so good guys pitted against bad guys, with frequent burst of abuses and bullets. There isn’t much to ponder about intentions, motives and outcomes. Just go with the … Read more Mirzapur 2 Review: Ali Fazal Takes Control As Pankaj Tripathi Gets Fierce

‘Borat 2’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Subsequent Moviefilm’ Is a Return to Greatness

Sacha Baron Cohen returns to provocateur greatness in a hilarious, but deeply troubling satire. He reprises his role as kooky Kazakhstani reporter, Borat Sagdiyev; in the aptly titled mockumentary, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. This time he’s returned to America to curry … Read more ‘Borat 2’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Subsequent Moviefilm’ Is a Return to Greatness

First ‘Borat 2’ Reviews Have Arrived, Is It Worthy of a High-Five?

The Borat 2 reviews have landed. It’s been 14 years since we’ve seen the iconic Sacha Baron Cohen character on the big screen, and many have wondered if his schtick still works in 2020. The movie, which is officially titled, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious … Read more First ‘Borat 2’ Reviews Have Arrived, Is It Worthy of a High-Five?

‘Synchronic’ Review: A Sophisticated Sci-Fi Mystery with Trippy Visuals

A pair of New Orleans paramedics encounter a designer drug that alters the spacetime continuum. Synchronic is a complex science fiction film with engaging lead characters. It wraps an intense personal drama around mind-bending metaphysical concepts. A dark color palette and trippy visuals significantly add to the overall experience. Not every aspect is successful, but … Read more ‘Synchronic’ Review: A Sophisticated Sci-Fi Mystery with Trippy Visuals

Comedy Couple Movie Review: A Bittersweet Romance Tale Tempered with Light Humour

Comedy Couple Cast: Shweta Basu Prasad, Saqib Saleem, Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang Director: Nachiket Samant Comedy Couple springs up a pleasant surprise for OTT viewers this week as it clears the clutter in the choice of its subject matter, casting and treatment. The movie sets up with India’s first comic duo, Deep (Saqib Salim) … Read more Comedy Couple Movie Review: A Bittersweet Romance Tale Tempered with Light Humour

Synchronic Review: Anthony Mackie And Jamie Dornan Lead An Impressive Addition To The Time Travel Subgenre

What Synchronic lacks in scale directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead make up in substance. Synchronic is really just a smartly made movie all around, with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead not only demonstrating their ability to cast well and spin a cool sci-fi story, but also create something that feels big inside a small … Read more Synchronic Review: Anthony Mackie And Jamie Dornan Lead An Impressive Addition To The Time Travel Subgenre

‘On The Rocks’ Review: Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola’s Reunion Is Slow and Pretentious

Sofia Coppola scrapes the bottom of the pretentious barrel in her latest turn as writer and director. On The Rocks has a wealthy Manhattanite succumbing to her aging lothario father’s misgivings about her marriage. The plot of a poorly written sitcom is stretched like taffy into a vapid character study. The result is a painfully … Read more ‘On The Rocks’ Review: Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola’s Reunion Is Slow and Pretentious