Bedroom (2012) – an urban drama (Bengali)

August 26, 2013

In the vast number of regional films produced in India, mostly commercial, there are very few movies that can catch viewers’ attention outside any specific region. Director Mainak Bhaumik’s Bengali drama “Bedroom” is one of those few exceptions that have stood out with exceptional content and universal appeal with characters that represent urban Indians and […]

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The Place beyond the Pines (2012)

August 22, 2013

Wow, what a great film to watch! Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Ray Liotta, director Derek Cianfrance’s crime drama “THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES” is an amazing movie from story to star cast to direction. If I’ll have sum up the entire story in one line, I’ll have to say that it’s […]

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Dear John (2010) movie starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried

DEAR JOHN (2010) – Another romantic tale of Sparks

August 21, 2013

Well, I have had read the book so never find myself inclined to watch the movie, as most of time when I know the story it doesn’t excite me much to watch its film version. This is probably, as I often become too critical after watching the movie comparing it with the narration in the book. Well, […]

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Abduction (2011) – Doesn’t thrill you much

Abduction (2011) – Doesn’t thrill you much

August 20, 2013

John Singleton directed action thriller Abduction is not the one that will keep you on edge till the last moment. And even if it does a bit, it still lacks the frame with a comically over-simplified backstory. I wonder what the director of Boyz N the Hood is trying to do with such an ensemble of reputable […]

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The Hunter (2011) movie starring Willem Dafoe

The Hunter (2011) – on modern age animal extinction

August 17, 2013

THE HUNTER is an excellent adventure thriller telling the story of Martin David, a skilled mercenary, but now sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on search for a tiger believed to be extinct centuries ago. Hired by the mysterious Red Leaf Corporation, a biotech company, that wants the tiger’s genetic material, he arrives at a heavily […]

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Anne of Green Gables (1985) – a magical tale

August 17, 2013

Based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel “Anne of Green Gables”, this Canadian television drama film is indeed magical with content and performances of its lead characters. Well, many of us may have read the book but with Kevin Sullivan’s direction you get the same Anne with her fiery spirit and imagination that have been well […]

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Fist of the Warrior (2009) – a revenge saga

August 16, 2013

Well, I was searching for something else when I got the DVD of this movie named Fist of the Warrior. Just looking at the poster of this action flick I assumed this to be one of those many martial art films sans story, but to my surprise it does have a story – a story […]

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Six Bullets (2012) – All for Van Damme action

August 14, 2013

If you are a great fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme or want to watch something within a short time of one and half hour or even less by fast-forwarding your DVD player, go for the action thriller Six Bullets directed by Ernie Barbarash, who is best known as the co-producer of films like American Psycho […]

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Powder Blue (2009) – an ensemble drama

August 12, 2013

Well, most of time I just go by my instinct to watch a movie without going by reviews, its storyline or star cast. Same way, I just bumped into the DVD of Powder Blue with an ensemble cast including the likes of Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel. Written and directed by Timothy Linh Bui, […]

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Invictus (2009) – how a sport unites a nation

August 11, 2013

Invictus is a film with great character, history, emotion, drama and most importantly a film that is inspirational and overwhelming. To watch one of the greatest men of human history Nelson Mandela and his belief in uniting a country that has been long infested with apartheid is surreal. Client Eastwood directed and produced Invictus is an […]

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