Writer-director Sofia Coppola creates a delightful movie that’s light on its messaging and yet works its magic on you. Just like a good drink. Or Bill Murray. Or both.
Director Rob Minkoff holds a bag full of twists, mysteries, and crude comic. In other words, a mixed bag.
Director Sudhir Mishra takes a smart, cynical dig at societal systems. It’s only after the movie ends you realize it also smarts.
Writer-director Anoop Sathyan debuts with a feel-good movie that just may fill the lack of good folks in your stuck-at-home life right now.
Writer-director Arati Kadav launches her debut movie with a wildly inventive idea, but eventually spins it into a humdrum orbit.
‘Panchayat’ may not zip around to deliver twists and mega thrills, but in these unsettling times, it’s the soothing salve we all need.
‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is an ambling, light-touch look at men and their covetous ways. And while director Shoojit Sircar has plenty of them in the movie, his women are no push-overs either.
Director Cory Finley spins a tight tale about a true-life embezzlement scandal that throws light on an education system that encourages top rankings for schools at a price no one knows they’re paying. Or do they? Oh yeah, and Hugh Jackman shines in a layered act.
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 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.