Delhi Crime 2 is a disturbing, visceral look at our rapidly evolving and devolving society’s cleaved biases and financial strata.
‘19 (1) (a)’ is debutant director Indhu V.S.’s ruminating, pensive look at the power of words in the face of vile forces.
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.
Thar and The Underground Railroad: from gore to magical swirls of human struggles.
Puzhu is director Ratheena and Mammootty’s subtle master class in the devastating effects of bias and bigotry.
Gangubai Kathiwadi rests solely on Alia Bhatt’s shoulders. It could have been much more than that.
‘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.