A River Runs Through It (1992) – The Story of a Family

A River Runs Through It (1992) – The Story of a Family

Many times I stumble upon movies that make me philosophical about life, family and our loved ones. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT is based on the writer Norman Maclean’s autobiographical story of growing up in Montana and tells us about a Presbyterian minister father and his two sons: one studious and the other rebellious. Norman […]

Last Train Home (2009) – A terrific Chinese documentary

There are over 130 million migrant workers in China. They go home only once a year, during Chinese New Year, in spring. This is the world’s largest human migration. Keeping the said fact as the subject of this documentary, Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan with LAST TRAIN HOME captures an epic spectacle of human migration which […]

The Ghost Writer (2010) – a gripping political thriller

The Ghost Writer (2010) – a gripping political thriller

Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer is a one of the finest political thrillers that is set on the background of international politics and war crimes. The film is about a ghost writer who happens to write the biography of a famous public figure, one of former British prime minister, but ends up discovering some secrets that […]

Unthinkable (2010) – a hard-hitting suspense thriller

Unthinkable (2010) – a hard-hitting suspense thriller

Recently, I watched this political suspense thriller Unthinkable and would say that this is simply one of the best when you think of something unexpected, something that forced you to face your values, your beliefs, and morality with the reality. The story deals with terrorism and the question of how far we all are willing […]

Dark City (1998) – a city of endless night

Dark City (1998) – a city of endless night

You are living in a city where sun never rises; you wake up in dark and goes to sleep again without seeing light. The only light you see is the electric light either at your home, hotel or streets. It’s Dark City! In fact, you actually don’t remember when you had last seen the sun […]

This Is It (2009) – A fitting tribute to Michael Jackson

The documentary This Is It (2009), which is based on the behind the scene footage of Michael Jackson’s much awaited This Is It tour before the misfortune almost shocked the entire music world, is a fitting tribute to the pop legend. For everyone, who wanted to see more of Jackson, the is probably one of the […]

Love Actually (2003) – love is all around

  Screenplay writer Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill”) for the first time directed his own screenplay with an ensemble star cast in LOVE ACTUALLY (2003). On the course of a particular eventful Christmas, or say the weeks before the celebration, the film throws you into an ocean of love stories, […]