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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ review: Grim and Tonic

By on May 20, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutes“Avengers: Infinity War” scores high on the entertainment dashboard with the funnies and action, even as it mildly ignores some emotional heft, making it a checklist exercise of the previous 18 MCU outings – it’s sure to send you scouring for them to connect the dots.

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‘Mukkabaaz’ review: A Punch Too Long

By on January 14, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesDirector Kashyap can be unflinching in his take on life, and it is when he makes you flinch. He keeps the movie’s look rustic and bare-boned, thriving on the lack of pelf of its setting and its characters, and the production design is starkly evocative. It is when Kashyap and his cinematographic team take you inside the belly of these households and keep you there is when you are stirred and shaken in equal measure.

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‘Lucknow Central’ review: Singing in Sing Sing

By on September 17, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesLucknow Central’s biggest problem is that director Tiwari and co-writer Aseem Arora try to straddle too many tracks – combining Prison Break with Happy New Year to make another The Shawshank Redemption. Except for the music competition, every story and subplot traces its genesis back to this all-time cinematic classic that’ll forever continue to warmly generate life’s lessons even as it ponders over human nature and failings via Morgan Freeman’s soothingly powerful voice.

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‘Daddy’ review: A Life of Why

By on September 10, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesDirector Ashim Ahluwalia’s Daddy unwaveringly and unequivocally fails on all counts, leaving you stunned at the enterprise and its unhappy achievement. Which is a bit of a surprise, really. For, based on Mumbai’s underworld gangster, Arun Gawli, you’d have thought the man’s life story and his rise and fall would have automatically made for some spiffy and crackling material onscreen.

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‘Dunkirk’ review: A Powerful Cinematic Dynamo

By on July 23, 2017

Reading Time: 7 minutesWith Dunkirk, director Christopher Nolan, who also wrote this project, scales cinematic heights that’s as startling as it is audacious. In Dunkirk, Nolan devours the screen edaciously, opening up the wormhole of his vision to you –  no screen size on this planet is enough to encompass this spectacular vision, but for now, we’ll have […]

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