Justice League: Trailer

 Post the tepid response received by Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Warner Bros is ready with the Justice League movie. A collective of the most popular heroes of the DC Comics franchise, Justice League is the feature film adaptation of the popular franchise and is directed yet again by Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman).Continue reading “Justice League: Trailer”

Allied v/s Live by Night

Within a week I watched 2 movies of Hollywood stars- Brad Pitt [Allied] and Ben Affleck [Live by Night]. Interestingly both are ‘war’ movies. While ‘Allied‘ is s spy movie during World War 2 with a romance angle, LBN is about a war veteran turned gangster’s life.Continue reading “Allied v/s Live by Night”

Suicide Squad (2016) Movie Review


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”

The Accountant: Trailer

The-Accountant-New-PosterPost the acclaimed sports drama Warrior (Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton), director Gavin O’Connor is back with The Accountant. The film narrates the story of an accountant (Ben Affleck) who forges the accounts for his clients. Besides Affleck, the film stars Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J K Simmons and John Lithgow.Continue reading “The Accountant: Trailer”

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”

Gone Girl (2014) Movie Review: Battle Of The Sexes

Language : English | Running Time : 149 Minutes | Director : David Fincher

This review contains mild spoilers


Nick Dunne(Ben Affleck),after a riveting opening scene that sends the chills down our spine due to the excellent usage of words that are both threatening and creepy stands alone outside his house. He seems lost. He is, when opening doors, sitting and drowning bourbon at 11 in the morning, when he finds himself staring at flashing cameras and answering pointed questions. David Fincher, the master of dark cinema, paints Dunne as a simple, seemingly uninspiring man, incapable of rising to the occasion using point of view shots that follow him and avoiding human moments with other characters. We are so effectively sold the loneliness of Nick Dunne’s life that even when he shares an important moment with his twin sister Margo(Carrie Coon), it seems inhuman and uncharacteristic of everything we’ve seen till then.Continue reading “Gone Girl (2014) Movie Review: Battle Of The Sexes”

David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”: Trailer

Gone Girl PosterThe master filmmaker David Fincher who had previously made The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), a film adaptation of novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson, is now back after 3 years with his next film, Gone Girl. Once again this film too is based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn.A mystery thriller, Gone Girl talks about Amy Elliott Dunne (Rosamund Pike) who goes missing on the day of her 5th wedding anniversary with her husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Gone Girl is scheduled for release on 3rd October.Continue reading “David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”: Trailer”

The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Predictions

This year, there isn’t one single movie like Titanic that’s going to bulldoze itself through all categories in which it has been nominated. Putting your neck on the line by predicting winners in major categories is risky, yet I’ll do it here. In fact I would encourage others to do the same by using the comments section at the bottom. Then maybe we’ll exchange notes on February 25th. Each category also includes a name who would get an Oscar if I was the lone jury member.Continue reading “The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Predictions”

The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Nominees

Like every year, the nominations for this year in major categories are filled with a mixed bag of movies. Some excellent, some mediocre and some that make you wonder what made the Academy vote for them.  Here is a low down on this year’s nominees in no particular order: 

Life of Pi

Is this another case like Slumdog Millionaire where Indian exotica is enamoring a Western audience but not finding much favour within India itself? Probably. For those who have read Yann Martel’s Booker Prize winning book, the movie is several shades paler. It’s hokey views on religion take away a lot from the film. What redeems it is the effectual use of 3D and special effects. Ang Lee films a book which I never imagined would see the dark of a cinema hall. A boy and his tiger are stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the sea. How the tiger plays the central character forms the highlight of the film. It may not win in major categories but Oscars for visual effects are beckoning.Continue reading “The Road To Oscars 2013 : The Nominees”