Wonder Woman Movie Review: ‘Amazon’ Grace!

A plane comes crashing into the seas and a princess jumps in to the save the drowning pilot from his doom. That, my friends, is Wonder Woman taking the plunge to save Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe after the misfires it have churned out post Dark Knight Rises. Sure, it was a job for Superman. Or maybe Batman. Or even Joker perhaps. But who would have thought it would eventually take the much ignored yet most popular female superhero to come and set things right for the DC movie franchiseContinue reading “Wonder Woman Movie Review: ‘Amazon’ Grace!”

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Review: Not So Serious!

In the perfect world – everything ought to be awesome. And with THE LEGO MOVIE, it did manage to capture that idea and make it come alive on the big screen. It was a perfect template to pick and choose characters from various intellectual properties and have fun with the toys and make a story around it as you go along. It struck a chord with the inner child in us and went on to stand out as one of the best movies of that year.Continue reading “THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Review: Not So Serious!”

Suicide Squad (2016) Movie Review

First of all…STOP DISHING AGAINST DC!!

Agreed that MOST of their early movies only bring a tear to the eye and that too not the happy kinds. Val Kilmer as Batman compared to Nolan’s Batman now looks more like a leather strapped, Vicodin induced creep wearing a flying cape. But don’t forget, we are only watching the Batman movies in theaters after Nolan managed to ‘free our mind’.Continue reading “Suicide Squad (2016) Movie Review”

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”

Batman: The mask of Phantasm-The best Bruce Wayne movie ever made!

In 1939, National Comics (later to become DC Comics), was looking for a new super hero—a character who could build on the success of Superman (who debuted in 1938).  Bob Kane, a gag cartoonist, was asked to design a new hero. Kane conceived one of the most popular and enduring characters of the twentieth century—The Batman.

As the 10th Anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s Batman approaches, I went on a trip down the memory lane, watching some of the old classics. What I experienced was nothing short of fantastic. Of all the movies that I revisited, 3 movies stood out. This piece is about the finest (in my humble opinion) animation (or maybe better than the live action) movie that has bought the caped crusader alive on large screen, Batman: The mask of Phantasm (1993).Continue reading “Batman: The mask of Phantasm-The best Bruce Wayne movie ever made!”

Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films For U.S. Distribution

Chaitanya Tamhane’s provocative film, ‘Court’, which premiered and won two major awards at the prestigious Venice Film festival, has been acquired by New York based Zeitgeist Films, for U.S. distribution.

Opening to rave reviews, ‘Court’ won two coveted awards at Venice – the Orizzonti award for Best Film and the Lion of the Future award for a Debut Film. Lauded for its thought-provoking take on India’s judicial system, it generated a strong buzz on the festival circuit last year, playing at 19 festivals and winning sixteen awards.Continue reading “Chaitanya Tamhane’s ‘Court’ Acquired By Zeitgeist Films For U.S. Distribution”

Best English Films Of 2014

As the year comes to an end, movie buffs every year are tempted to come out with their different best movie lists and we are no different. Every year we publish a couple of such posts written by individual authors which talk about some of the best films from India and globally, leading to several intense and passionate debates, discussions and arguments among fellow movie buffs.

But this year we decided to do something different. We asked some of our authors to individually list down English films they enjoyed watching this year.

While Boyhood and Gone Girl seem to be the universal favourites with Nightcrawler coming a close second, there are quite a few interesting recommendations by our authors that deserve to be seen by all and warrant a debate.

So which are the English films our authors enjoyed watching this year the most? Scroll down to know more.Continue reading “Best English Films Of 2014”

Superhero Movies Depravity in Indian Cinema

There are some things in life that we are never too old to do. Like, feeding fishes, because the way they feed upon the food always fascinates us for some reason, ringing bell of some random doors and running away or enjoying a superhero movie with utmost gusto. Men fantasize more about being a Superhero than Kate Upton, and even though we convince ourselves that these films cater mainly to kids, the legacy of a Superman or a Batman is not something to kid about. They do inspire you in whatever way you see fit. This being said, we don’t really have a superhero. Superman, Neo & Batman should ideally be an inspiration to create our very own superhero. Unfortunately our superhero is a clone of them.

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Blue Ruin (2014): Redefining Revenge Thriller

Stories about revenge have been told since time immemorial, one of the appeals lies in the fact that most of us can not set right the wrongs done by higher authorities to us in our life time.  Be it Mahabharata, Ramayana, Batman etc revenge has played an important role in all these stories. Blue Ruin is a revenge story, but actually it has redefined this genre.Continue reading “Blue Ruin (2014): Redefining Revenge Thriller”