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Mare of Easttown(2021): Yet another winner from HBO!!

         Mare Sheehan is a detective sergeant in Easttown, Pennsylvania and is investigating a missing girl for the last one year without any particular leads. In a small and close-knit community like Easttown it is a very difficult position to be in and at least a few in the community has started to doubt her […]

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Malayalam Reviews

Unda(2019) : 2 years of this Khalid Rahman gem!

When the announcement was made that the director of Anuraga Karikkin Vellam teaming up with Mammootty in a cop movie, I, like many, didn’t really know what to expect. Unda’s success started there. It was the exact opposite of the movies that we have seen over the years with Mammootty as a police officer. Mammootty’s […]

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Other Languages Reviews

Xtreme (2021): Hard-boiled, adrenaline pumping action thriller!!

Directed by Daniel Benmayor, Xtreme (Xtremo: spanish title) is a spanish revenge thriller with hard-boiled, adrenaline pumping action sequences, some of the best I have watched recently!! A retired hitman Maximo teams up with his step-sister and a troubled teen to avenge the killings of their family by a common enemy, none other than his […]

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Hindi Reviews

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2021)

I love the way Dibakar Banerjee chooses not to fall into the bollywood formulaic traps everytime he wears a directors cap. His storytelling is often character driven and it is not much different in Sandeep or Pinky Faraar either, but there are a few catches here which hindered my experience. As the title suggets Sandy […]

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Army of the dead(2021) : Little too long for a zombie thriller but not short of entertainment!!

Not everyone likes Zombie movies and for anyone to like them they should be ready for some mindless fun while keeping their logic at home. If you are ok with these, Army of the dead can give you genuine entertainment filled with action, fun, sudden twists along with some cool tracks and splendid VFX. Zack […]

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Malayalam Reviews

Nizhal (2021): Promising premises, but ultimately a geek show!

Nizhal is the first directorial venture of Appu. N. Bhattathiri, who has won several accolades as an Editor including the state award for Ozhivudivasathe Kali and Veeram in 2017. It starts in great fashion with some arresting visuals and the premises built up for a splendid finale. But due to some uninspiring storytelling in the […]

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All Time Favourites English Reviews

Prayers For Bobby (2009): Impactful and relevant, A revisit

This is June, the pride month and I think it is the right time to revisit Prayers for Bobby (2009), the movie which has changed my understanding of sexual orientation as a whole. I have watched several LGBTQ movies before and after this one. What Prayers for Bobby has done to me differently compared to […]

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Other Languages Reviews

Cinema Bandi(2021) : A movie full of Innocence, fun and hope!!

Writer-director Praveen Kandregula’s debut venture Cinema Bandi is a delightful little movie with full of innocence, fun and hope. It is a story of an entire village lining up behind an auto rickshaw driver to make a movie when he comes upon an expensive shooting camera at the back of his auto. When Veerababu gets […]

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Classics Hindi Reviews

The Chess Players / Shatranj Ke Khilari(1977) : Layered story telling at its best !!

Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) is the legendary Satyajit Ray’s first Hindi film and probably his only full length Hindi-Urdu film. A film which shows how masterfully Ray uses the situations and tools to help his narration, Shatranj Ke Khilari is a political satire which depicts the usurping of Avadh, a united province which […]

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All Time Favourites Other Languages Reviews

Portrait of a Lady on Fire(2019): Sheer poetry on screen !!

      Directed by CĂ©line Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an everlasting and moving piece of art. Here’s my take on the latest addition to my all time favourites list.       Set in the 18th century France, It tells the story of a painter Marianne and the story behind one of her creations, […]