Writer-director Aaron Sorkin narrates a compelling, entertaining, and terrifying relevant story that shines to become one of 2020’s important movies.
Director John Curran tells a real-life true story that’s a thrilling and tragic reflection of our spun-doctored times.
Director-writer and ace editor Mahesh Narayan executes a taut thriller that’s breathless in pace, and when he permits you to exhale, it’s with tears in your eyes.
Debut director Honey Trehan lays out his movie on a multi-hued slow burn track that, as long as it stays on it, singes and haunts.
‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ takes an elaborate, weary, textbook approach to the serial-killer genre. You’ll be excused for yawning.
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.
‘The Outsider’ is a take on Stephen King’s novel by the same name. And while there’s plenty of chills and horror in quiet doses, it is what that hovers over it in its strangely tenderly terrorizing take that’s become so apt in these strange times: grief and the fear of loss.
Director Bong Joon-ho rips off the societal mask behind a bloody symbiotic relationship that’s thrived for ages. But even as he makes you laugh and cower, parasites on both sides are in for tough times ahead.
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