American Fiction Review | Cord Jefferson’s Movie Is an Unflinching and Hilarious Art Critique

Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction is a hilarious drama that attacks the pretentious Black sentiment in creative art forms to grab attention. Based on Percival Everett’s book Erasure, the film pretty much exposes the attempt to hide creative shortcomings by using the pertinence of the lives mentioned in those works. Even though some of the beats… Continue reading American Fiction Review | Cord Jefferson’s Movie Is an Unflinching and Hilarious Art Critique

Poacher Review | A Well-Made Eco-Thriller With a Near Deal-Breaker Malayalam Enunciation

The last two episodes of the latest Richie Mehta directorial venture, Poacher, are happening largely in Delhi, and the intensity of those moments is extremely high. Richie manages to give it a very raw texture, and the thriller-like format succeeds in giving the viewer an idea about the depth of the mafia and the risk… Continue reading Poacher Review | A Well-Made Eco-Thriller With a Near Deal-Breaker Malayalam Enunciation

P I Meena Review | A Thematically Ambitious Series That Lacked the Wow Factor

P I Meena, the new Amazon Prime Video series, has 8 episodes, and the series was pretty engaging in the first 7 episodes as the curiosity behind the mystery was there till that point. But when it comes to the last moments of season 1, the narrative takes conventional turns and ends the season without… Continue reading P I Meena Review | A Thematically Ambitious Series That Lacked the Wow Factor

Aspirants Season 2 Review | This One Sets Things up Nicely for an Enticing Third Season

Blending that classic Indian texture of filmy drama with the series format is not an easy one to crack. Many shows that used the filmy approach to address the content have not really connected as they couldn’t find a striking balance between the content and the treatment. Aspirants Season 1, which I saw on YouTube… Continue reading Aspirants Season 2 Review | This One Sets Things up Nicely for an Enticing Third Season

Mumbai Diaries Season 2 Review | A Survival Drama That Strikes a Chord Emotionally

The second season of Mumbai Diaries has Nikkhil Advani and the team shifting the timeline to tell us the dramatized version of the 2005 Mumbai floods. Just like the first season, even though the action mainly happens outside, Advani and his writers take the story and its angst to the Bombay General Hospital, making it… Continue reading Mumbai Diaries Season 2 Review | A Survival Drama That Strikes a Chord Emotionally

Bambai Meri Jaan Review | Guns Overshadow Grey in This Long Format D Company Story

Dawood Ibrahim, the world that built him and the world that remained after his prime, has always been a fascination for movie makers. Multiple versions of the same story, spinoff-like movies from the perspectives of characters in that world, etc., have come as movies in the past. The latest addition to that is the new… Continue reading Bambai Meri Jaan Review | Guns Overshadow Grey in This Long Format D Company Story

Amala Review | A Psycho-Killer Thriller That Ends up Being Annoying Instead of Disturbing

Psycho-killer movies, in general, have the quality of being disturbing, even if they are predictable or cliched. But Amala, directed by Nishad Ebrahim, is one thriller that becomes highly annoying because of the kind of amateurishness in how it was conceived. With a talented Appani Sarath struggling to make the antagonist intimidating, Amala is ambitious… Continue reading Amala Review | A Psycho-Killer Thriller That Ends up Being Annoying Instead of Disturbing

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant Review | A Movie That Effectively Captures the Nuances of Human Bonding

The one thing that strikes you very soon into Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant is the fact that it doesn’t really feel like a Guy Ritchie film. From the stylish title sequences to signature stylized camera movements, there is a significant departure in the film’s visual treatment. It is almost like watching Zero Dark Thirty or… Continue reading Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant Review | A Movie That Effectively Captures the Nuances of Human Bonding