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‘Soorma’ review: Love, Actually

By on July 15, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesDirector Shaad Ali makes some unusual choices in the way he depicts the real-life story of hockey player Sandeep Singh. Which also means that he pulls punches where he ought to have bruised, dulling some of the grit and glossing over the darker details of a struggle that must’ve been nerve-and-mind wracking . But with some glorious performances, “Soorma” tugs at your heart when you least expect it.

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‘Lust Stories’ review: Wearing it on its Sleeveless

By on July 8, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes“Lust Stories” is a welcome—if not perfect—addition to movies opening up about women’s sexuality and the consequences of both men and women dealing with it in this increasingly conflicted society. It’s also a sinking realization: some societal mores just won’t budge, no matter how far—or how much—we’ve come.

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‘Sanju’ review: A Question Mark of a Choice

By on June 30, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn “Sanju”, director Rajkumar Hirani uses a carte blanche of clean chit to justify his choices of portraying actor Sanjay Dutt’s tumultuous life phases. That may make for good friendship, but not necessarily engaging cinema. But it is Ranbir Kapoor who, with a performance that’s nothing short of a stunning tour de force, makes this movie worth a dekko.

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‘Hereditary’ review: Of Blue Genes and the Indian Censor Bored

By on June 24, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutesDirector Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” is a nerve-wracking and terrific addition to the skull cap of horror movies where the unravelling of a family is as mysterious as it is terrifying, and the boiling cauldron of secrets bubbles throughout its length, keeping you worried and anxious. Meanwhile in India, the censor board carries out its own act of dismemberment, unforgivably mutilating the movie beyond repair.

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‘Get Out’ review: Racism Chills

By on June 11, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutesDirector Jordan Peele skewers the dark, all too real face of racism and gentrification in a pulse-pounding thriller. But he also adds delicious layers of horror, terror, comedy, and nail-biting suspense. And yet, the questions “Get Out” raises are even more horrifying than its premise.

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‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ review: Potential Energy

By on May 27, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutesDirector Abhishek Sharma sets very low ambitions and makes “Parmanu” a quasi-thriller-cum-patriotic fluff within the limited boundaries it operates. But, is this what co-producer and actor John Abraham was looking for?

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‘Annihilation’ review: A Fate Inescapable

By on May 24, 2018

Reading Time: 5 minutesDirector Alex Garland creates psychedelic imagery and stunning visuals to narrate a story that’s mind-bendingly confounding as it is challenging. But no matter what you think of it, this philosophical horror makes you think.

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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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