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  • Review: Nomadland: Poignant strokes of class

    Review: Nomadland: Poignant strokes of class


    Silences can overwhelm, too -- watch Frances McDormand in "Nomadland" and you know. You've seen her ace the art of minimalism as an actor in numerous roles, notably "Fargo", "North Country" or "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". In "Nomadland", her shot at a third Oscar as Best Actress, McDormand turns restraint into a fine art.

  • Review: Godzilla Vs. Kong: Extravagant monster mayhem

    Review: Godzilla Vs. Kong: Extravagant monster mayhem


    The film literally goes for a monster kill in search of its pot of gold. The challenge here was obvious. You have fans of Godzilla, you have fans of Kong. The big deal always was to keep both the armies happy.

  • Review: Saina: Plays to gallery

    Review: Saina: Plays to gallery


    Amole Gupte's movie manifesto on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal goes for option one as Bollywood biopics usually do, predictably playing it safe. The narrative runs high on emotions all through its 135-odd minutes and yet, strangely, many high points of drama in Saina's life are glossed over (there is no mention of her rivalry with PV Sindhu, for instance).

  • Review: The Illegal: Small film, big impact

    Review: The Illegal: Small film, big impact


    "Life Of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma plays Hassan Ahmed, who is one such character. Hassan's passion for filmmaking is destined to take him from Purani Dilli to Los Angeles. He gets admission at film school in the US, so his father (Adil Hussain) takes a loan to fund his dream.

  • Review: Mumbai Saga: Toast to cliches

    Review: Mumbai Saga: Toast to cliches


    Sanjay Gupta's latest is an extension of his trademark "Shootout" films, reloading familiar uber-violence with old-school Bollywood drama about cops, gangsters and the self-seeking political set, packing in loud dialogues and the essential naach-gaana.

  • Review: Roohi: Horribly boring

    Review: Roohi: Horribly boring


    Stree was smart stuff, Roohi seems like random fare. The comparison had to crop up, the only reason the producers seem to have made Roohi is because they struck gold with Stree. Blending horror with humour looked so easy in Stree. Clearly it isn't, you realise watching Roohi.

  • Review: Bombay Begums: Defined by its performances

    Review: Bombay Begums: Defined by its performances


    A bank CEO's son runs over a lower-class boy. The victim's poor parent spots a get-rich-quick scheme through blackmail. A public scandal could end the CEO's career and so it is best to pay up, and then pay some more.

  • Review: Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny

    Review: Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny


    Back in 1988 when Coming To America released, Eddie Murphy was a superstar. Revisiting a brand of comedy that seemed cool over three decades ago can be a tough deal, and Murphy is obviously banking on his fan base of yore to sail through.

  • Review: Raya And The Last Dragon

    Review: Raya And The Last Dragon


    Disney's gorgeous new toon flick has triggered social media talk mainly because it flaunts 'Asian inclusivity'. Lesser cynics have been quick to dub it a Hollywood ploy to expand market.

  • Review: The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama

    Review: The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama


    Parineeti Chopra on the other hand goes over the top trying to underline the fact that the protagonist, introduced here as Mira Kapoor, is in pain. She shrieks and screams a lot, frowns and glares, and acts as if her character was on substance

  • Review: Pele: Genius in the time of unrest

    Review: Pele: Genius in the time of unrest


    Football has forever blended deeply with Brazil's socio-politics and culture, and if there is an icon who continues to represent the sport stronger than anyone else in that nation, it is Pele.

  • Review: Drishyam 2: Slow burn suspense drama

    Review: Drishyam 2: Slow burn suspense drama


    The beauty of Drishyam lay in the finality of its end. As Mohanlal's Georgekutty buried the truth (literally) and got away with the perfect cover-up, there was hardly scope to dig out anything new, you would think -- for scriptwriter or cops.

  • Review: Girls Hostel 2.0: Good for a quick binge

    Review: Girls Hostel 2.0: Good for a quick binge


    Girls Hostel 2.0 rides the advantage of the ready fan base season one had built. Essentially, TVF and director Chaitanya Kumbhakonam don't try changing the narrative tone that clicked the first time around.