Counterpart S01E01 “The Crossing” Review — An Intriguing Start

Parallel universes. Multiple identities. Bizarre paradoxes that might result from a person meeting his ‘twin’ from a parallel world. These are concepts and theories from the realms of science and science-fiction, almost as old as the genre itself, all explored and recycled and nearly done to death by the film Continue Reading

Lady Bird (2017) Review — A Beautiful Photo Album

  “Lady Bird, is that your given name?” “Yeah.” “Why is it in quotes?” “I gave it to myself, it’s given to me by me.”     Christine McPherson calls herself “Lady Bird” and rebukes anyone who mentions her real name. This “coming-of-age” story, set in Sacramento, is a brilliant Continue Reading

Padmaavat (2018) Review – A Valiant but Shaky Tribute to the People Undeserving of it

The Rajputana clan of Northern India(specifically the state of Rajasthan) have been widely romanticised in many Indian texts and media. History books speak of their praise and Indian media cannot speak of them enough. In 2017, the film, then titled ‘Padmaavati’, sparked outrage in the state it was being shot Continue Reading

La Religieuse (The Nun) [2013] Review — A Colourful Tale of Religious Coercion

La Religieuse (The Nun) is a moving portrait of the cloistered life nuns lead at convents and the horrors they house by forcing regressive religious practices onto people who have no interest in them. Based on Denis Diderot’s posthumously published novel of the same name, this adaptation by Guillaume Nicloux includes Continue Reading

2018 Oscars Nomination Predictions

So, the Academy Awards are finally upon us as Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the awards for a consecutive year. The most prestigious award in Hollywood and one of the most prestigious awards in the world of cinema are given out at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles every year. Continue Reading

The End of the F***ing World: A Tale of Love, Crime and Breaking Shackles

This was a few weeks back. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I stumbled across the trailer of Netflix’s new – The End of the F***ing World. It was to be based on the comic series The End of the Fucking World by Charles S. Forsman. The premise was definitely Continue Reading

Black Mirror S04E05 : Metalhead Review – An impactful but underwhelming episode

In my review for USS Callister, I had said that two episodes in the trailer launch caught my eye. One was USS Callister, another was Metalhead because of the fact that they were so experimental. Metalhead has a dystopian setting and is the first Black Mirror episode shot entirely in Continue Reading

My Favourite Hindi Films of 2017

2017 was nothing less of a whirlwind. Bollywood lost many of its legendary actors – Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor and Om Puri, among others. Tiger Zinda Hain and Bahubali succeeded as the highest grossers of the year. The ladies across the world stood up against the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Continue Reading