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  • Review: The Last Color: Low on grey shades

    Review: The Last Color: Low on grey shades


    The Last Color seems like a ‘showcase Indian film', the sort that the festival circuit in the West easily laps up. The film highlights a few societal ills specific to India, against the lavishly ethnic backdrop of Benaras.

  • Review: A Call To Spy: Important slice of history

    Review: A Call To Spy: Important slice of history


    You would expect more suspense and drama given the subject at hand, and the sense of overall underwhelming does surprise you. Director Lydia Dean Pilcher has borrowed from one of the most intriguing chapters of World War II, but her effort fails to fully engage because the film falters at a storytelling level.

  • Review: Durgamati: Low on scares, high on cliches

    Review: Durgamati: Low on scares, high on cliches


    ou were just beginning to get excited about new-age Bollywood horror after cutting-edge stuff as Stree and Tumbbad. Then came Laxmii, and now Durgamati -- as rude reminder that Bollywood horror still has some way to go.

  • Review: Mank: Hollywood in black and white, and grey

    Review: Mank: Hollywood in black and white, and grey


    It is the turn of David Fincher this time, to romance Hollywood in black and white. Hollywood loves this sort of an introspection once in a while, which harks back to its glory days and deconstructing the grime beneath the glamour.

  • Review: Ava: Cliches kill the thrills

    Review: Ava: Cliches kill the thrills


    From Anna to Hanna to Atomic Blonde or Unlocked, the ladies in Hollywood have been doing brisk business too, playing the killer within the assassin/spy template. It's Jessica Chastain's turn now to get going with formulaic kills.

  • Review: Mosul: Gritty, gripping war drama

    Review: Mosul: Gritty, gripping war drama


    The film begins at a time the violence in Mosul is ebbing and the Nineveh province's SWAT unit, comprising local men who have been directly or indirectly affected by the scourge of ISIS, is on a final mission.

  • Review: Peninsula: Sequel to nowhere

    Review: Peninsula: Sequel to nowhere


    The market logistics driving this sequel is blatant in the way it has been named. Officially (and quite unimaginatively), the film is called Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula.

  • Review: Target Number One: Slightly off target

    Review: Target Number One: Slightly off target


    Daniel Roby's Canadian crime drama draws inspiration from the real-life story of Alain Olivier, a drug addict in Quebec who ended up in a Thailand jail for years after a sad twist of events. Alain had become a pawn in a top secret operation of the Canadian law enforcers that went wrong.

  • Review: The Crown season 4: Headier than ever

    Review: The Crown season 4: Headier than ever


    Season four of The Crown starts off with a couple of advantages. By now, the series has garnered a formidable fan base, so wide reception is no longer a challenge. More importantly, the story enters what must be the most appealing phase in modern English history.

  • Review: Ludo: Peculiar play of emotions

    Review: Ludo: Peculiar play of emotions


    Ludo is brilliant as a concept, engaging in execution, but mostly mediocre in output. It is a film that ensembles four intertwined stories of love and relationships, and the idea is to spread out a narrative with a twist of irreverence and wry humour.

  • Review: ‘Laxmii’ bombs

    Review: ‘Laxmii’ bombs


    The last time he did it was in Diwali last year, with Housefull 4. He is back this Diwali with a film that would make Housefull 4 seem like a classic.