BlacKkKlansman (2018) Review – An Important Film For The Present Day

BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee’s most straightforward narrative since 2006’s Inside Man, for which he was merely a director for hire. BlacKkKlansman is a more personal film for Lee, given his politics. However, throughout his career, Lee has never been afraid to work within the genre. The heist film, Inside Man or war film, Miracle at…

Netflix’s GHOUL (2018) Review: Setting Milestones For India

Let me just start with how happy I am that India has finally started bringing such great shows to Netflix. Well, Love Per Square Foot was obviously a big miss, but I loved Lust Stories and Sacred Games. However, Ghoul is my absolute favourite today. It is short, it is thrilling and I found the…

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Review — As Good as the First

Taking a spirit that’s mostly exuberant, the Ant-Man and the Wasp provides the fans with a welcome change of pace. The movie has an unmistakable sense of fun. It was a much-needed hiatus after the grim ending of Avengers: Infinity War. Occurring not long after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the new film opens with…

Pickpocket (1959) Review — An Introspective Character Study

One of Robert Bresson’s easily accessible and most compelling films, Pickpocket is about a very lost, confused and lonely soul named Michel (Martin LaSalle) who resorts to a life of crime to make ends meet. Michel has so much in common with a famous literary character, Raskolnikov, from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s widely celebrated novel Crime and…

Sacred Games Episode Titles – Here’s What They Mean

Sacred Games is Netflix’s first Indian original series made by Phantom Films. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, this series was helmed by two of the pioneers of present Indian cinema, Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap. The very talented Varun Grover, along with his team adapted the near thousand page 2006 novel…

Sacred Games – Netflix makes a grand entry in the Indian Scene

We were all excited when Netflix announced Sacred Games as their first Indian original show. It is based on Vikram Chandra’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, and when we came to know about the casting and directors it made us even more excited. I was particularly eager to see how their joint venture…

Love, Simon (2018) Review – A Ground Breaking Romantic Comedy

I first got to know about Love, Simon when Xavier Dolan posted a substantial write up about it on his Instagram and elaborated on how much he loved it. As Dolan is one of my favourite directors, I decided I would most definitely give this a watch. I didn’t sit down with many hopes, to…