Month: July 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

The third installment of the Iron Man franchise is not to save the world but his personal life when it got destroyed by his enemies; enemies who are on a mission to turn humans into walking bombs. But this time, it’s not mere Tony Stark aka Iron Man who can alone save us. In Iron […]

Killing Season (2013) – Thriller starring Robert De Niro & John Travolta

Killing Season follows a retired American soldier Benjamin Ford (De Niro) who is now living in isolation in a cabin inside the remote smoky Appalachian Mountains while struggling to forget the horrific scenes he had experienced during the Bosnian War he fought in. One evening he meets a former Bosnian soldier Emil Kovac (John Travolta) while […]

Django Unchained (2012) – A Quentin Tarantino Film

The 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 i.e. “slavery” — particularly the moral decay of the South in the pre-civil war period. But most importantly, when we talk […]

Enemy At The Gates (2001) – A Spectacular War Movie

Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Enemy at the Gates is a spectacular war movie that recounts the 1942-43 (World War II) Battle of Stalingrad. The movie depicts a fact-based account of one of the 20th-century wars in which the might of Hitler’s army was finally defeated by Russians in Stalingrad – the city in the European part of Russia on the […]

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) – Truly Inspirational

The day I first watched the trailer of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the first thing I wanted to imagine is to replace Farhan Akhtar in the lead but did not find the right choice. As I watched the movie in the theatre and witnessed his fabulous performance, I became sure that no one else, but Farhan […]

Nothing Personal (2009) – A Dutch-Irish Drama Film

Nothing Personal – the 2009 Dutch-Irish drama film is written and directed by the Polish-Dutch filmmaker Urszula Antoniak. The film won four Golden Calves at the Dutch Film Festival, including the best film. Nothing Personal follows a young and rebellious woman (Lotte Verbeek) who leaves her previous life behind when she looks at those people snatching […]

Ghanchakkar (2013) – A Bollywood heist black comedy

Ghanchakkar is a unique suspense film mixed with witty comedy that may or may not drive you to that zone of a comedy thriller. With a good cast which includes Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, and Rajesh Sharma, director Rajkumar Gupta tried to bring some lighter moments but somehow failed to make it an edgier and […]

The Odessa File (1974)

Based on Frederick Forsyth’s novel of the same name, THE ODESSA FILE is a classic thriller set in Hamburg in the winter of 1963. The film tells the story of a German reporter who is investigating the missing Nazi war criminals, who had committed serious crimes against the Jewish population, and are now placed high […]

The Third Man (1949) – A Classic Suspense Drama

Many believe this as the best post-World War II British film noir and regarded as one of the best movies of all time. Ever since its release, The Third Man has only garnered positive reviews from critics and has been considered one of the finest reference points for film noir filmmaking. Directed by Carol Reed, […]

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) – Early Life of “Che” Guevara

The movie The Motorcycle Diaries is an interesting attempt to portray the early life of one of the noted revolutionists and the communist guerilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara. This 2004 biopic, directed by Walter Salles, focuses on the early 60s when Ernesto was about to complete his degree in medicine while living a normal middle-class life. Che […]

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