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Ratched

I remember watching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest couple of years back from Thiruvananthapuram Sree theater during IFFK. I went in knowing the fact that this was the film that Priyadarshan got influenced to make Thalavattam. One character that will stay with everyone at the end of the film is that of nurse Ratched; […]

Final Thoughts

It has performances that will impress you and the visual craft of the series is also pretty engaging. It’s just that this empathizing aspect of the story just puts it in a clumsy setting.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Enola Holmes

The pacing structure of the new Netflix film Enola Holmes certainly will remind you of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes franchise. The fast-paced cuts into establishing the title protagonist have that absorbing energy. Then it goes deep into the core part of the story and over the course of events, it regains that initial momentum. With […]

Final Thoughts

With an impressive narrative tempo and a charming performance from the leading lady, Enola Holmes is a highly entertaining experience.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare

Addressing those areas of human emotions, especially that of women, which are considered taboo, was the core of Alankrita Shrivastava’s last feature film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Coming to her new movie Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Alankrita is yet again giving emphasis on the feelings of the women. The moral dilemma or the […]

Final Thoughts

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is a relevant but politically overcrowded movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time directed by Antonio Campos is a moody drama that succeeds in building well-etched characters. Narrated by Donald Ray Pollock, the author of the book of the same name, this Tom Holland starrer eventually has that disturbing factor to its credit. Usually these moody coming of age kind of films tends […]

Final Thoughts

The Devil All the Time has these nuances of a thriller, but primarily it is an affecting emotional drama.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Cargo

From the very first Star Wars-like prologue you see at the beginning of the new Netflix movie Cargo, they are making it very clear for us that the accuracy and logic aren’t really the focus of the movie. Directed by Arati Kadav, Cargo is an odd film that manages to find a connection with you, […]

Final Thoughts

Cargo uses the texture of a dark humor fantasy to depict a lot of human emotions like loneliness, regret, the purpose of life, etc.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Love, Guaranteed

The trailer of the new Netflix film Love Guaranteed directed by Mark Steven Johnson has exposed the whole plot of the film. Thus, there isn’t any space for surprises here if you are the kind of person who watches a film after watching the trailer. In my last review for the movie All Together Now […]

Final Thoughts

The unique premise of Love, Guaranteed had some potential, but it wasn’t used effectively here to create a unique movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

All Together Now

The good thing and the problem with the new Netflix movie All Together Now is its familiarity. It’s a movie that talks about hope from the eyes of a teenage girl named Amber who was a constant companion of tragedy. It isn’t actually trying to be far too preachy through the dialogues. But somewhere the […]

Final Thoughts

All Together Now is that kind of an inconsequential movie which isn’t bad, but at the same time was never enough.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Maniyarayile Ashokan

5 Years ago, around this time there was another Onam release in Malayalam that marked the debut of director Basil Joseph; Kunjiramayanam. The first half of, this year’s first Onam release Maniyarayile Ashokan directed by Shamzu Zayba,  reminded me of that fun experience I had while watching Kunjiramayanam. The characterizations are eccentric and a lot […]

Final Thoughts

It would have been a refreshing experiment if the treatment given to Ashokan’s emotional struggle in the second half was more polished on a making level.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended