IFFI 2017: Movies You Must Watch!

Amidst all the controversies surrounding current year’s edition of IFFI, let us not forget that the festival will still showcase some really fine films from across the world. Here are our recommendations of the international films on show:Continue reading “IFFI 2017: Movies You Must Watch!”

Mother (2017) Movie Review: A One of a Kind Movie

Directed and written by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

(Caveat – While I usually follow a no spoiler policy, in the opinion of the writer, the abstract, allegorical nature of this film requires hints to the themes the movie alludes to, else the viewing experience may be adversely impacted unless the viewer is ready to invest in the film twice. If the reader disagrees and wants to figure the symbolism from scratch, will you are adequately warned 😉 )Continue reading “Mother (2017) Movie Review: A One of a Kind Movie”

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Must Watch (Day 5, 16th October)

We hope you were able to catch most of the movies we had recommended over the weekend. Here’s what we think you should watch on Day 5 of the film festival:

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Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2017: Must Watch (Day 4, 15th October)

Well, it’s a Sunday and hence the schedule is going to be jam packed with the best of films. Here are our picks:

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August Osage County (2013) Movie Review: Family Feuds and more

August Osage County-PosterThere is some brilliant acting on display here, a stellar star cast to put it mildly, and some amazingly powerful set pieces that dazzle and shock you to the core. Hilarious, shocking, moving, and yet something is amiss in August Osage County in terms of its story that leaves you a tad underwhelmed.

Violet Weston is an old foul mouthed matriarch whose husband goes missing and is later found dead.  Her three daughters and extended family including an equally if not more foul mouthed sister and demure BIL come together for the funeral. What ensues is an unravelling of old skeletons from the Weston cupboards and a lot of self-reflection. A screen adaptaion of Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer winning play, AOC traces the idea of identity, family and womanhood with finesse and laced with an amazingly sharp dark humour.Continue reading “August Osage County (2013) Movie Review: Family Feuds and more”