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Sarah’s Key: A Harrowing, Hypnotic Experience

By on August 29, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteDirector Gilles Paquet-Brenner takes Tatiana De Rosnay’s novel and brings onscreen a harrowing and hypnotic experience that begins in Paris, 1942, and then melds into 2010. What starts as a regular shifting into an apartment in the current times opens the closet for a horror in the past that continues to haunt the conscience of […]

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‘Ehsan’ review: Fie File Fo Fum

By on August 26, 2018

Reading Time: 7 minutesIn this 1970 outing, director Shiv Kumar makes an unbelievably lame and unintentionally comic contribution to Hindi cinema, combining family drama, a spy caper, and coming up a cropper. Composer Rahul Dev Burman, painting out a silver lining with his score, comes to the heroic (and hero’s) rescue.

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Stone (2010)

By on August 24, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteDirector John Curran and writer Angus MacLachlan set out to create a dark, noirish thriller. And it certainly works up to a point. And then mysteriously, they introduce the voice of God and Stone rapidly deteriorates into a pretentious, dense, and unfathomable mess. At this point even the mighty Robert De Niro and Edward Norton along […]

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‘Gold’ review: Flagging On and Off

By on August 19, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesDirector Reema Kagti takes actor Akshay Kumar’s cinematic legacy-building efforts one step further, this time designed to make you stand up for the national anthem. ‘Gold: The Dream that United our Nation’ grips in parts while in others it slips, even as the performances prop it up almost through and through. But the movie’s finest moment is hidden in a fleeting expression at the very end.

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‘Geostorm’ review: Yawn Before the Storm

By on August 12, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutesDirector Dean Devlin aims for disaster and hits the bull’s eye for disastrous instead. In ‘Geostorm’ everything’s compellingly underwhelming, and you simply can’t wait for disaster to strike. It’s only after the movie ends that you realize that it did and that you were the victim.

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‘Karwaan’ review: Journey to the Center of Mirth

By on August 5, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes‘Karwaan’ is a light-hearted, entertaining look at what constitutes love, life, death, and everything in between. It may meander off the highway for a longish time, but when you have a top-of-the-charts trio of performers, you don’t really mind. And when it does take you to the center of its mirth, it touches you unexpectedly.

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