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, directed by Robert Redford, 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 […]

Field of Dreams (1989) – A Tribute to Dreamers

Directed by Phil Alden Robinson, FIELD OF DREAMS is a gem that talks about the courage to follow our dreams, the importance to live a happy life with our loved ones, and the essence to share a close bonding with our parents. We all have some unfulfilled wishes, dreams, or regrets that we carry till […]

‘The Invention of Lying’ (2009) – An Alternative Reality with No Concept of Lie

The story of the fantasy comedy film ‘The Invention of Lying’ takes place in an alternative reality where humans have never evolved the ability to tell a lie. There is no concept of deception. In this world, people have everything as normal like jobs, cars, houses, and families, but everyone tells the absolute truth. There […]

‘Last Train Home’ (2009) – A Terrific Chinese Documentary

Each year in China more than 130 million migrant workers travel home for the New Year’s holiday—the one time they’ll reunite with family all year. 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 a mass exodus of human […]

Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008) – More Than Just An Erotic Drama

Diary of a Nymphomaniac – I’m a promiscuous woman, yes, because I want to use sex as a means to find what everyone is looking for. Recognition, pleasure, self-esteem, and, in short, love, and affection. What’s pathological about that? If you want to give me a name, go on. I don’t mind. But you must […]

‘The Ghost Writer’ (2010) – A Gripping Political Thriller

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

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 reality. The story deals with terrorism and the question of how far we all are willing to go to […]

Dark City (1998) – A City of Endless Night

You are living in a city where the sun never rises; you wake up in dark and go 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 […]

‘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, this is probably one of the rarest and well-documented shows […]

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, filled […]

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