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'Thor: Ragnarok': Strictly for Marvel fans

The best acting and most interesting dialogues are, as it appears, reserved for the primary antagonist.

04 Nov 2017

Nishabda 2: Faithful to Hollywood original

Director Devraj Kumar has done justice to the plotline and has done well technically too, with the special effects for thrills.

04 Nov 2017

Loving Vincent: A tribute in its purest form

A lot of things about Loving Vincent jump out at you in very literal terms. Every frame, quite literally, is a painting. About 65,000 frames.

04 Nov 2017

Ittefaq: Formulaic mundane plot that fails to engage audience

With the two accused, Vikram Sethi and Maya, both sharing their points of view of the night of the murder, the non-linear narrative appears confusing and repetitive for the viewer.

03 Nov 2017

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'Ribbon' review: Capturing rhythms of metropolitan life

And then, something happens. Something awful and irreversibly life-changing happens in this true life portrait of an urban marriage threatening to fall apart under the strain of coping with daily vici

02 Nov 2017

This image released by Open Road Films shows, from left, Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman and Sterling K. Brown in a scene from 'Marshall.' | AP
Biopic Review: 'Marshall' scores with those who knew late justice

This biopic follows the life of Thurgood Marshall who played a role in outlawing segregation in public schools.

30 Oct 2017

Screengrab of Villain teaser.
Villain: Actors outshine the material 

Villain  Language: Malayalam  Director: B Unnikrishnan The thing about Mohanlal is, he sees things that others can't. And he makes us see…

30 Oct 2017

This image released by Marvel Studios shows the Hulk, from left, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in a scene from, 'Thor: Ragnarok.' | AP
'Thor: Ragnarok' takes the god to funny heights

"Thor: Ragnarok" is the most fun of the Thor movies by a long shot, but it is still very much a Thor movie for better or worse.

29 Oct 2017

Less logic, poor screenplay make Tiger Galli just another mass flick

Sathish Ninasam believed that being part of a commercial project will bring him closer to the masses and underwent a makeover for his association with director Ravi Srivatsa, which gave rise to Tiger

27 Oct 2017

Kadaisi bench Karthi: One for your spam folder

At a time when filmmakers are increasingly steering away from scripts that require its hero to stalk and/or engage in moral policing, director Ravi Bhargavan goes against the wind with Kadaisi Bench K

27 Oct 2017

Kalathur Gramam: A surprisingly efficient rural drama

I was pleasantly surprised by Kalathur Gramam, by many of its painstakingly created efficient aspects. The sub-plots come together really well.

27 Oct 2017

A disaster of a film

AIt has been 21 years since Independence Day got released. You may remember that as the launchpad for Roland Emmerich, who’s since become somewhat of an expert on making disaster films.

27 Oct 2017

  Blade Runner 2049: A worthy successor

Blade Runner 2049 proves to be a worthy successor to the 1982 original. Following in the footsteps of Blade Runner, Part 2 has as much of a chance to become a cult classic in the years to come.

27 Oct 2017

This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows Terry Notary, center, in a scene from 'The Square.' (Magnolia Pictures via AP)
'The Square' review: The Palme d'Or winner is a charming satire

"The Square," where the enlightened and well-heeled are always gliding past beggars, remains a potent satire.

27 Oct 2017

See the film for the Kalki-Richa jugal-bonding and yes, for the way the film uses the evergreen Shankar-Jaikishan/Lata Mangeshkar/Mohd Rafi song 'Jiya oh jiya kuch bol do'.
'Jia Aur Jia' review: Old-fashioned but effective

See the film for the Kalki-Richa jugal-bonding and yes, for the way the film uses the evergreen Shankar-Jaikishan/Lata Mangeshkar/Mohd Rafi song "Jiya oh jiya kuch bol do".

27 Oct 2017

Rukh, which means direction, has been astutely used as a metaphor in debutant director Atanu Mukherjee's riveting film. 
'Rukh' review: Riveting with fine performances

Rukh, which means direction, has been astutely used as a metaphor in debutant director Atanu Mukherjee's riveting film. 

27 Oct 2017

Rohit Padaki’s format is less familiar and watching this film will be an encouragement for the attempt.
'Dayavittu Gaminisi' review: Sincere attempt at a new kind of storytelling

Rohit Padaki has always been a great fan of cinema, and he worked as a writer, lyricist and even an actor.

20 Oct 2017

Golmaal Again reunites the old guard of Devgn, Warsi, Kapoor, and Talpade, to add a fourth film to the shoddy franchise. Joining them for part 4 are Kunal Khemu, Tabu, and Parineeti Chopra.
'Golmaal Again' review: Beyond redemption

All a discerning viewer can hope for is that a totally unnecessary sequel isn’t made in the footsteps of this one. Four parts of pure torture are bad enough.

20 Oct 2017

Jackie Chan in 'The Foreigner'.
'The Foreigner' review: A new-look Jackie Chan

The Foreigner is an enjoyable mix of political and revenge elements and the film's action sequences are pulsating.

19 Oct 2017

But ultimately, Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 isn't an exciting crime thriller. With an end that teases the possibility of another film in the franchise, let's hope they get everything right the next time.
'Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2' review: Happens in Coimbatore

Ultimately the film is a case of trying too much in too little a time

19 Oct 2017

Meyaadha Maan is actually based on Ratna Kumar’s short film, Madhu, which was a part of director Karthik Subbaraj’s Bench Talkies, an anthology of short films.
Meyaadha Maan review: A winning musical

Quirky twists and splendid music elevate this film from being your regular romance

19 Oct 2017