The mostly effective ‘Ishq’ takes a seemingly interminably long look at a night of harrowing harassment and then seeks redemption. No matter how that goes, it’s lose-lose for the woman.
The discomfiting yet must-watch ‘Paatal Lok’ takes ‘Chinatown’, Indian societal rot, and other fetid ingredients, and hammers them all to pulp. Best not to hold your popcorn tub in its midst.
In ‘The Two Popes’, resplendent with fine leading performances, director Fernando Meirelles shows what it takes for conflicting minds to meet. A good pizza doesn’t hurt, either.
Director Bong Joon-ho sets a chilling, darkly comic dystopian thriller that humankind brings upon itself in the year 2031. He was 12 years off.