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‘Padmaavat’ review: The Grand Parade of Packaging

By on January 27, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutes Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali creates a stunning spectacle that envelopes your aural senses. But, when it comes to the story telling…

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‘Mukkabaaz’ review: A Punch Too Long

By on January 14, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Kashyap can be unflinching in his take on life, and it is when he makes you flinch. He keeps the movie’s look rustic and bare-boned, thriving on the lack of pelf of its setting and its characters, and the production design is starkly evocative. It is when Kashyap and his cinematographic team take you inside the belly of these households and keep you there is when you are stirred and shaken in equal measure.

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‘The Post’ review: Pressing Issues

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Life is a Cinema Hall rating: (This rating is only a snapshot. The details are in the words.) It’s obvious that director Steven Spielberg admires the fourth estate and women. His latest outing, The Post, his ode to both, resounds much like a beautifully printed coffee table tribute, one that you can’t help but admire […]

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‘All the Money in the World’ review: Getty Disturbing Images

By on January 7, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes Director Scott and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski paint the screen with tones of tension, shades of noir, and ratchet up the heartbeat that much more. But the best lighting and atmospherics is when Getty is onscreen, the shades dark, temporally lonely, and enveloped in an impermeable wrap of green-bags and isolation. Actor Christopher Plummer lends an air of imperiousness that’s impenetrable and sometimes unfathomable – and you know he’s hiding an uneasy past all through for his character. That somehow, tragically, also justifies his own manic obsessiveness with money, estate, paintings, and deals.

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