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'Nanu Ki Janu' poster.
'Nanu Ki Jaanu' movie review: Cute, Harmless and Original

'Nanu Ki Jaanu' compensates for its pale notions of redemption with lots of voluptuous Punjabi-styled humour, that includes a female ghostbuster in a hip-hugging saree and with a designer handbag.

20 Apr 2018

This image released by STX Films shows Rory Scovel, left, and Amy Schumer in a scene from 'I Feel Pretty.' | AP
'I feel pretty' movie review: Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it's complicated

The real problem with "I Feel Pretty," is not in its message or conception, but in its ragtag execution.

19 Apr 2018

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Kevin Heffernan, left, and Steve Lemme in a scene from 'Super Troopers 2.' | AP
'Super Troopers 2' movie review: The prank-loving cops of return in a crowd-funded sequel

It's about a station of prank-loving, drug-taking of Vermont highway patrolmen who couldn't take their jobs less seriously.

19 Apr 2018

Lucy Hale in a screengrab from the trailer of 'Truth or Dare'.
'Truth or Dare' movie review: Dull, sterile imagining of a fun premise

Coming from the makers who gave us horror films like "Get Out", "Insidious", "The Purge", "Split", "Paranormal Activity" "Sinister" and "The Gift", this one is a childish diversion.

19 Apr 2018

This image released by Netflix shows Ed Harris, from left, Elizabeth Olsen and Jason Sudeikis in a scene from 'Kodachrome.' | AP
'Kodachrome' movie review: Road trips and redemption in this Netflix film

It's based on a 2010 New York Times article about the closing of the last processor of Kodachrome, Dwayne's Photo in Kansas, that inspired photographers to develop their last rolls.

18 Apr 2018

A still of the film Krishnarjuna Yuddham.
'Krishnarjuna Yuddham' movie review: Even Nani can’t salvage this borefest

Nani plays a dual role, with the two characters – Krishna and Arjun – being in stark contrast in the film set in two different worlds.

13 Apr 2018

'Mercury' movie review: An audacious experiment

To be perfectly clear, no real explanation is ever given as to why all the characters in the film are mute -- and only communicate in sign language. Something to do with mercury poisoning?

13 Apr 2018

Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu in the official poster of October.
'October' movie review: A measured, deeply sensitive romantic drama

After the memorable Vicky Donor and the thoroughly endearing Piku, Shoojit Sircar impresses us again in his latest feature.

13 Apr 2018

A still frm Kannada film Dhalapathy
'Dalapathi' movie review: A twisted tale

With its length, the film wobbles treading the long hours, making it watchable only for those who have a liking for Prem.

13 Apr 2018

'Rampage' movie review: A passable popcorn monster film devoid of novelty

Okay, the film’s titled Rampage, and it stars Dwayne Johnson. You can immediately surmise that the film is about one of two things: Dwayne Johnson going on a rampage against evil, or someone/something

13 Apr 2018

A still from the film 'Unfreedom'. (Youtube Screengrab)
'Unfreedom' movie review: Unbearably harsh, brutal, violent

Ironically, the film -- out now on Netflix -- plays a ‘Trump' card by showing exactly what the American President claims: that the Islamic radicalisation of US is now a reality.

10 Apr 2018

A still from Varthamana.
'Varthamana' movie review: Confused story, unpleasant dream

Don’t look for a regular, linear plotline in Umesh Amshi’s film Varthamana, as the debutant director claims that it is simply taken from his experiences of living in Bengaluru.

06 Apr 2018

Nithiin and Megha Akash in Chal Mohana Ranga.
'Chal Mohan Ranga' movie review: Entertaining only in parts

One of those films where the audience knows that there is a happy ending and one of the supporting characters will end up as a scapegoat, even if the confused leads themselves seem clueless.

06 Apr 2018

Miya George and Mammootty in 'Parole.'
'Parole' movie review: Fills you with a sense of deja vu

While Mammootty manages to perform his part convincingly (this is Mammootty after all), everyone around him delivers page after page of painfully banal dialogue that belongs in a 1990s film.

06 Apr 2018

A still from The Hurricane Heist.
'The Hurricane Heist' movie review: Makes for a breezy watch

In the town of Gulfport in Alabama, a category 5 storm (the highest) is about to strike, and a meteorologist, just happens to be driving through his hometown at the same time.

06 Apr 2018

Irrfan in a still from Blackmail.
'Blackmail' movie review: A wholly unnecessary Black comedy

Coitus Interruptus accurately describes 'Blackmail' - it is in love with itself a little too much and thinks itself to be clever.

06 Apr 2018

A still from Peter Rabbit.
'Peter Rabbit' movie review: A comedy that works if you’re in the mood

Peter Rabbit opens with a quartet of birds breaking into a sickeningly sweet, self-righteous song while narrating a time-worn forest tale, so typical of films made exclusively for kids.

06 Apr 2018

A still from A Quiet Place.
'A Quiet Place' review: A sound horror film

John Krasinski pops us right in the middle of what appears to be a post-apocalyptic world with a cold opening, only providing us with a title card that reads ‘Day 89'.

06 Apr 2018

A still  from 'A Quiet Place.' (Photo | AP)
'A Quiet Place' review: A terrific movie about parenting

If you're bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into 'A Quiet Place,' just be aware that you'll be hearing every single crunch. 

06 Apr 2018

Manoj Bajpayee and Tabu in a screngrab from 'Missing' trailer.
'Missing' movie review: A thriller with plot-holes galore

Touted to be a thriller, the element of thrill is sadly missing in debutant writer-director Mukul Abhyankar's ‘Missing' starring Tabu and Manoj Bajpayee.

06 Apr 2018

This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena in a scene from 'Blockers.' | AP
'Blockers' movie review: A gleefully crude farce about gender bias

Three high-school friends are determined to lose their virginity on prom night before going off to college.

05 Apr 2018