Gangubai Kathiwadi rests solely on Alia Bhatt’s shoulders. It could have been much more than that.
Badhaai Do holds its leads’ hands with empathy and dignity as it leads them through a fraught landscape of self-discovery.
‘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.
‘Don’t Look Up’ launches brilliantly, but then feels like a letdown. But did director Adam McKay have any other choice?
The top movies of 2021.
‘The Power of the Dog’ is a haunting piece of work, turning the very concept of an alpha macho western on its head.
‘Passing’ is an exquisite look at the divisiveness of skin color and the painful price humans pay for living out of their skin.
‘Tabbar’ thrives in a dark labyrinth of helpless familial moves, even as it moves around a top-notch cast to keep you breathless.