DVD movie reviews

Indie thriller ’88’ – DVD Review

I was bit hesitant to continue watching ‘88’ for the first 15 minutes when I get introduced with its lead onscreen character Gwen but then I kind of stick to it with hope to get something interesting. And the film does deliver to some extent. Of course, after some point of time, if you’re a […]

The Island – a decent sci-fi flick

“The Island” is a simple plot driven sci-fi thriller but with quite a few ethical questions that remained unanswered till the end. Director Michael Bay’s idea of bringing in a near future with much advanced developments in stem cell research and cloning of human was quite predictable yet entertaining in its own way. Many critics […]

Invictus (2009) – how a sport unites a nation

Invictus (2009) – how a sport unites a nation

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 […]

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – A Slick Thriller

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – A Slick Thriller

An Oscar winning or a Roger Ebert-certified movie always promises a nice time. Yes, after a busy yet boring day, got to watch this incredible piece of storytelling The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos). This Spanish language Argentinian thriller is a must watch for its presentation of the subtle thin line […]

Django Unchained (2012) – A Quentin Tarantino Film

Django Unchained (2012) – A Quentin Tarantino Film

This movie Django Unchained is a part epic, part love, part friendship but more about the love towards mankind – on the most talked about and probably one of the darkest pieces of American history “slavery,” particularly the moral decay of South in the pre-civil war period. But most importantly, when we talk about filmmaking, it’s […]

The Innkeepers – not scary enough, yet engaging

The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut, which is known to locals as the most haunted hotels, is in its final week of service before it closes for good after a century long history. On its final few days, the last remaining two employees Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are adamant to find out […]

The Man on the Train (L’homme du train)

Well my last review was on a movie that talked explicitly on sex but this one is totally different, as it is about friendship between two men, sans sex and romance. Director Patrice Leconte in L’homme Du Train very finely painted the characters of two men who are polls apart, from different walks of life, […]

Hotel Desire (18+) – an erotica fantasy

Hotel Desire (18+) – an erotica fantasy

Before talking more about the film, I would make it very clear that this movie is not for kids as it features explicit lovemaking scenes. It’s a German movie and I watched it with English subtitle for obvious reasons. 🙂 Well, just to put this movie in one sentence – the movie is about passion, […]