Tag: DVD movie reviews

88 – Indie Thriller, DVD Review

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

‘The Island’ (2005) – 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 the near future with much-advanced developments in stem cell research and cloning of humans was quite predictable yet entertaining in its own way. Many critics have panned […]

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. Clint Eastwood directed and produced Invictus is an […]

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, I 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 between past and present, […]

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 […]

The Innkeepers (2011) – Not Scary Enough, Yet Engaging

Director Ti West’s ‘The Innkeepers‘ (2011) follows some unnatural events in the Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut, which is known to locals as one of the most haunted hotels. The movie focuses on its final week of service before it closes for good after a century-long history. In its final few days, the last remaining […]

The Man on the Train (L’homme du train) – French Crime Drama

Well, my last review was on a movie that talked explicitly about sex but this one is totally different, as it is about the 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, yet […]

“Hotel Desire” (2011) – A German Erotica Fantasy Drama

“Hotel Desire,” written and directed by Sergej Moya, is a German erotic short drama. The movie chronicles the life of Antonia, a single mother who struggles to strike a balance between the demands of her career and spending enough time with her little son. I should make it very obvious that this movie is not for […]

Back To Top
error: Content is protected!