Trailer: Arrival

arrival-movie-poster-88681With films such as Incendies, Prisoners and Sicario, Denis Villeneuve has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting filmmakers of recent times. Continue reading “Trailer: Arrival”

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review: A Colossal Train Wreck

Harvey Dent once said this – “The night is the darkest just before dawn.” This movie is about the darkest part. As far as summer blockbusters go, this was the biggest showdown of all.

Some 5 hours into the film, Batman, sitting in his Batwing, barks at Alfred, “What is Happening?”.. The reply over his comms is “How best to describe it?”.. Well, that should tell you about the film! The most iconic superhero slugfest is far from what was promised. Or, let me say, what most people expected from it.Continue reading “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Movie Review: A Colossal Train Wreck”

Golden Globes 2015: Complete List of Winners

At the 72nd Gloden Globe Awards given away earlier today Boyhood, Eddie Redmayne and Amy Adams all won major awards.

Boyhood proved the biggest winner at Hollywood’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director for Richard Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

Eddie Redmayne claimed the prize for Best Actor in a drama, beating fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch, while Birdman’s Michael Keaton won for Best Actor in a comedy.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took Best Motion Picture – Comedy, Amy Adams won Best Actress in a comedy for her role in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, and Julianne Moore received Best Actress in a drama for Still Alice.

In TV, Downton Abbey actress Joanna Froggatt took television’s best supporting actress award, while it was a good night for the TV series Fargo, which won two awards including one for actor Billy Bob Thornton.Continue reading “Golden Globes 2015: Complete List of Winners”

Her(2013) Movie Review: A Warm Blanket Of Human Emotions

Language : English | Running Time : 126 Minutes | Director : Spike Jonze

There might very well be a day when  most of us stop feeling and all that will be left is intelligent systems reminding us that we once felt, evolving faster than us. Spike Jonze‘s “Her” is disguised as a romantic comedy and in reality it is a take on human relationships and a wake-up call of sorts. A movie bursting with ambition, it has a story that brings romantic comedy and sci-fi together in a world which is fast becoming more reliant on technology than ever before. Reaction of people to interpersonal relationships when non-conformal and a person’s need to have a relationship is at the forefront of Spike Jonze’s attention here.Continue reading “Her(2013) Movie Review: A Warm Blanket Of Human Emotions”

Spike Jonze’s HER (2013) Movie Review: Numbing Romanticism

Her 2013 Poster

What binds the human society together? The need to be with each other?  Lust, love, dependency he need to belong to someone. What if this need was removed, eliminated from our DNA? Are humans capable of an isolated existence; sans contact both emotional and physical? What drives us as individuals? Her asks these questions with an unflinching sense of warm romanticism.  As it explores the loneliness that defines modern city living in an increasingly technology driven world, Her also falls in love with the very solitude that it tries to dissect and understand.Continue reading “Spike Jonze’s HER (2013) Movie Review: Numbing Romanticism”

American Hustle (2013) Movie Review: Screwball Fun, Scorsese Style

Language : English | Running Time : 138 Minutes | Director : David O. Russell

Two con artists, lovers – Irving Rosenfeld(Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser(Amy Adams), when finally coming to terms about what they feel and what has been imposed on them have a moment together in a room and Sydney Prosser says “We’ve got to get one over all these guys”. For a caper movie, there’s nothing better than having a con being pulled with exquisite brilliance after such a proclamation. If pulled in a style that’s closely associated with Martin Scorsese, it only ends up becoming an exciting experience. The third film in what I call the reincarnation of David O.RussellAmerican Hustle has a cast which is a pot-pourri of actors from his two brilliant previous films – The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook and a story loosely based on the ABSCAM sting from the late 70s.Continue reading “American Hustle (2013) Movie Review: Screwball Fun, Scorsese Style”

Man Of Steel 2 Disc Special Edition DVD Review

We all know how Man of Steel, was a make or break movie for Warner Brothers earlier this summer. The film when released received mixed reaction from audience and critics. This is one of the reasons that the next Superman movie will also feature Batman, which has increased anticipation among fans. The two disc DVD special edition of Man of Steel, is a delight, since studios nowadays prefer to keep all extra material in Blu-Ray and nothing on DVD.

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Man of Steel-Trailer

After unleashing the teaser of Man of Steel in July, Warner Bros has finally released a longer trailer of the film a short while ago. Directed by Zack Synder ( 300, Watchmen ) and produced by Christopher Nolan along with Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, Man of Steel has Henry Cavill as Superman and the rest of the star cast includes Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russel Crowe, Ayelet Zurer, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane etc.Continue reading “Man of Steel-Trailer”

The Master Movie Review

At the very outset, Paul Thomas Anderson (PTA) makes it overtly clear that he is going the whole nine yards in fleshing out characteristics – deviant or otherwise – of subjects from his 1950s America in ‘The Master.’ It begins with Joaquin Phoenix (JP) vulgarly simulating fornication & other form of sexual acts with a sand-sculpted naked body of a female when other navy-guards look on rather nonchalantly. Continue reading “The Master Movie Review”