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A Suitable Boy

It took almost 3 days for me to complete the new Netflix limited series (originally made for BBC), A Suitable Boy directed by Mira Nair. No, it wasn’t my inability to find time to watch this series that caused the delay. The language and a major chunk of the characters in the series were so […]

Final Thoughts

The first and foremost thing to make sure in the storytelling of this scale is to ensure the depth and in that department, A Suitable Boy fails due to its hurried structure.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7

When you pick a real-life incident that happened over the course of time to make a movie, which phase in that incident you chose somewhat of determines the nature of the movie. And if you sort of deviate from the easily predictable angle of storytelling, it becomes interesting for the viewer and challenging for the […]

Final Thoughts

It chooses the format of a courtroom drama to tell a story about a historical protest that ironically feels extremely relevant in the present scenario.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ginny Weds Sunny

You really can’t cover-up bad writing by using actors who are extremely talented. The new Netflix release, Ginny Weds Sunny is one solid example of that. Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam are easily among the finest talents in the Hindi film industry and this movie which in a way sees their entry to the “commercial” […]

Final Thoughts

It was almost like Vikrant and Yami who both grew up in the ‘90s signed this film to enjoy their childhood dream of being the hero and heroine of some of the major blockbusters of that time.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Hubie Halloween

Co-written and co-produced by its hero Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween directed by Steven Brill is a lame comedy that rarely manages to generate a genuine moment of humor. Narrated as the story of a nerdy guy in Salem whom everyone lookdown as a fun spoiler, the movie is also as boring as its central character. […]

Final Thoughts

Hubie Halloween is a movie that stuffs in average jokes in a simple plot to make it look like a popcorn fun film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Emily in Paris

In one scene in the new Netflix show, Emily in Paris, our title protagonist Emily’s coworker Luc tells her his opinion about the escapist American movies that don’t prefer showing life and tries to sell cheesy romantic ideas. Even though Emily in Paris isn’t a tough one to sit through by any means, this observation […]

Final Thoughts

The lovely Emily played by Lily Collins and the escapism Luc criticized can make Emily in Paris that light romantic comedy for a lazy Sunday watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Serious Men

Serious Men directed by Sudhir Mishra based on the book of the same name by Manu Joseph is a very engaging mix of black comedy and political reality. I haven’t read the book, so this review won’t have any comparisons with the source material. The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer has this quality of consciously moving away […]

Final Thoughts

Sudhir Mishra and his writers make sure that the peculiar ambitious nature of Mani is there even when the movie ends. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui adding his bit, Serious Men is one movie you sho

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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