Filmmakers have always been a easy target for politicians across the globe. Be it Hitler or the democratic government of India, every regime in the modern world has used its effectiveness for its gain, by collaborating with or by attacking them for the evils in the society. Even Hollywood which considers itself as a bastion of freedom has bowed down to censorship under Hitler’s regime and now under China and even India. Continue reading “Trumbo (2015) Movie Review: The Dark Ages of Hollywood”
Plot: The Kadam family of restaurateurs (endearingly patriarched by Om Puri) moves to a little village in France and set up shop right across the road (“it’s a hundred feet, we measured!”) from a single Michelin star-toting restaurant owned by the ‘rarely seen to be in sympathy with anyone’ Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). Hijinks and romances ensue; really, use your imagination. Includes a nubile sous-chef (Charlotte Le Bon) who teaches the young Indian son (Manish Dayal) French cooking in the first steps of his ascent to glory (as defined by the third Michelin star).Continue reading “The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Movie Review: Food is Memories”
Pixar studios have always been the name in the industry to watch out for. They single-handedly revolutionized the animation industry. And yet, for all the awesome computer generated imagery they put up on-screen, they also showed that the team behind it is, after all, human thanks to the last few disappointments.
After providing modern-day classics one after another, Pixar did slip up with the Cars franchise and then their last attempt, Brave was also largely a hit and miss affair. Not only did it give the other studios a chance to make a mark, but it also forced Pixar to work around their already established titles instead of brainstorming for more original ones. I mean, besides this Monster prequel, we also got Planes – a Cars spin-off, and a Finding Dory slated for 2015. That really got people talking and worried.Continue reading “Monster University Review: Pixar Aiming for Better Grades!”
Watching a biopic of your favorite artist / person can be a very unsettling experience. The uneasiness hits another level when you know that you will be watching a biopic on one of the most revered artist of all time.Continue reading “‘Hitchcock’: An enjoyable but tame attempt at the making of a cinematic classic”
Much like the first part, Red 2 sees Bruce Willis returning with his crew of retired assassins for a new mission.Continue reading “Red 2: Official Trailer”
Finally we have a movie being made on the master of the macabre, Alfred Hitchcock. With Anthony Hopkins in the titular role, Dame Helen Mirren as his partner Alma Reville and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, the star of Psycho, This one looks like an absolute cracker. Continue reading “Trailer of Hitchcock: The Alfred Hitchcock Biopic”