film reviews

Short Film Review “The Missing Hand” (2016)

Short Film Review “The Missing Hand” (2016)

I remember one of my high school days, when me and few of my friends, while playing cricket – adjacent to a watercourse – found the burial of a dead body whose hands and one leg were clearly visible above the ground. That was terrifying for us and I never went close to the river […]

TRADED: An ex-gunslinger must return to his roots

TRADED: An ex-gunslinger must return to his roots

In director Timothy Woodward Jr’s western drama TRADED, Michael Pare plays an ex-gunslinger Clay Travis, who goes back to his roots in search of his daughter. On the way to find his daughter, he took help of an unlikely companion Billy (Kris Kristofferson), an old bartender, and end up leaving few dead bodies behind. I’m […]

Bajirao Mastani (Review)

Bajirao Mastani (Review)

When Art and Cinema take over logical thinking, practical issues, worldly problems and every other thing remotely connected to reasoning, a Bajirao Mastani is produced. But then who can make it more majestic and opulent than Sanjay Leela Bhansali? Bajirao Mastani no doubt is a delight to watch. It is like a lyrical ballad. You are […]

CREED – A True Tribute To ‘Rocky’

The seventh film in the Rocky film saga, Creed is a true tribute to the franchise as well as Sylvester Stallone. After watching director Ryan Coogler’s Creed, I must say that this film is nowhere caught in the shadow of Rocky rather a surprise addition to the film franchise. It’s been nearly a decade since we […]

Movie Review: Badlapur

  Bollywood has always been way behind those Hollywood and European filmmakers in making a genuine engaging crime thriller. There are very few filmmakers in Indian film industry who actually want to take risk in creating a great movie without focusing on the usual song and dance routine. While most of the films in India […]

The Hunt for Gollum (2009) [Micro Post]

The Hunt for Gollum (2009) [Micro Post]

If you are a great fan of The Lord of the Rings film series, I am sure you must have watched this movie named The Hunt for Gollum, directed by Chris Bouchard, released back in 2009. This is an independent film made by a group of volunteer technicians and filmmakers who together created one of the finest […]

Lucy (2014) – Luc Besson’s sci-fi overdrive

Lucy (2014) – Luc Besson’s sci-fi overdrive

Luc Besson’s new sci-fi movie Lucy is as hollow as it is entertaining. You can very well imagine the kind of film Lucy might be with Besson as director. The French writer director is known for his screenplay for many notable action movies and direction of some punchy thrillers, including Leon: The Professional and The Messenger: The […]

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

Mesrine (2008) – Killer Instinct / Public Enemy #1

This French language crime drama portrays the real life tale of gangster Jacques Mesrine. Killer Instinct is the first part in a sturdy two-part series. Directed by Jean-François Richet, part of the story is based on the autobiographical book L’instinct de mort (Killer Instinct) by the gangster. The second part – Public Enemy #1 – is […]

The Air I Breathe (2007) – About Life & Emotions

The Air I Breathe (2007) – About Life & Emotions

Korean-American filmmaker Jieho Lee’s debut directorial venture The Air I Breathe, albeit is not a critics’ choice, certainly has the star-cast and an intriguing plot that keeps the viewer engaged. The story line is based on the concept of four human emotions: Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow and Love that together makes up the whole of human existence […]