‘Malayankunju’ is swathed in the claustrophobic robes of a survival thriller, but dig deeper and you’ll find some troubling allegories.
Severance is a finely tuned thriller that traces the arc of hapless employees and their cubicled lives. Brace for chilling memories. Or not.
Two Malayalam movie titles. Separated by a letter. United by powerful storytelling.
Director Jasmeet K. Reen triumphs with a scintillating debut that’s a black welt of a comedy to encompass a dark domestic truth.
Director Anubhav Sinha’s most ambitious outing raises questions that disturb, confound, and trouble.
Puzhu is director Ratheena and Mammootty’s subtle master class in the devastating effects of bias and bigotry.
‘Jalsa’ takes a noirish look at the motivations of charity that shadow-box with hypocrisy and morality.
A sampling of what I’ve watched this year. Spoiler: most of the content is 2021 residue.
‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ is a stunningly crafted telling of moral error and terror. And it rings chillingly true for all times.
The top movies of 2021.