Month: June 2019

Escape Room (2019): Movie Review

Director Adam Robitel’s (Insidious 4) thrill ride “Escape Room” is not entirely a rip-off of the likes of “Saw” and “Cube”. Let’s give it some credit, as the makers have at least tried to develop the storyline with interesting characters from different backgrounds. Six strangers with mysterious puzzle boxes get invited to participate in a […]

Alpha (2018) – An Ice Age adventure; a tale of boy and wolf

Albert Hughes’ ‘Alpha’ tells an interesting story based on 20,000 years back in the last Ice Age when humans were living as hunter-gatherers. This epic adventure follows a small nomadic tribe but focuses more on a boy and a wolf, thereby bringing the story of a man and his best friend. With amazing visuals that […]

Danur: I Can See Ghosts: Indonesian Horror Film

Indonesian horror films always look promising and Awi Suryadi’s ‘Danur: I Can See Ghosts’ is no different. Adapted from Risa Saraswati’s bestselling novel (“Gerbang Dialog Danur”), the film has been the highest-grossing Indonesian supernatural thriller in 2017 (or probably till date). ‘Danur: I Can See Ghosts’ has a sequel ‘Danur 2: Maddah,’ directed by Suryadi […]

‘Jawbone’ (2017) – familiar yet an emotional boxing drama

The 2017 British drama film “Jawbone” is an amazing flick for many reasons, including the story and performance by Johnny (Jimmy) Harris who wrote the script out of his own personal experience as a homeless ex-boxer, struggling to cope with life on the streets. In the film, we see Johnny as an alcoholic and once […]

Chopsticks – Netflix’s latest Indian original film (Review)

Netflix’s latest Indian original film “Chopsticks”, starring Abhay Deol, Mithila Palkar, and Vijay Raaz, is one of those very few Hindi films that is very much unique in content and treatment. Not very often do we find any reference to such characterization or storyline in any of the recent films (I may be wrong though). […]

The Equalizer 2 (2018), Short Review

Denzel Washington returns with “The Equalizer 2” as the former secret agent Robert McCall taking forward his mission to deliver justice for the oppressed and exploited, but this time he must fight for someone very close to his heart. The film is no different than the earlier one as we see a very familiar plot […]

‘Lucifer’ – A Malayalam Political Thriller Starring Mohanlal

The Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam language movie ‘Lucifer’ has crossed Rs. 200 crores at the box office and this is indeed a great feat for actor-turned-director Prithviraj who is also planning to create a sequel to this. The film is now streaming on Amazon Prime in three different Indian regional languages (Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu). One of […]

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