’The Ice Road’ Review

Liam Neeson’s latest, a modestly exciting disaster flick about a treacherous trek through Canadian tundra, is a Netflix-only deal that fires on partial cylinders. At times marred by subpar CGI, The Ice Road is a by-the-numbers thriller that exists nicely as empty calories, briefly formidable but ultimately forgettable. Assembled algorithmically, and dispensed derivatively, there’s nothing truly shiny about The Ice Road. In another life, this … Continue reading ’The Ice Road’ Review

SHERNI – MOVIE REVIEW(AMAZON PRIME)

T –Series, Skywalk Films and Abundantiya Entertainment produce this film that is written by Aastha Tiku and directed by Amit Masurkar. The human vs animal conflict is not new to Indian Cinema, but what works in SHERNI is its simple yet effective narration. Politics, bureaucracy, manipulation are all smartly dealt with, never for once overblown. The pace can feel a little fraught, as the temperate … Continue reading SHERNI – MOVIE REVIEW(AMAZON PRIME)

JAGAME THANDHIRAM – MOVIE REVIEW(NETFLIX)

Produced by YNOT Studios and Relaince Entertainment and distributed by NETFLIX, this film is written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj whose previous bumper hit film “PETTA” had Rajinikanth playing the hero. The story of JAGAME THANDHIRAM is surprisingly wishy-washy as you can get from someone as canny as Karthik Subburaj. There is no effort whatsoever in the script to make it remotely nifty. The scenes … Continue reading JAGAME THANDHIRAM – MOVIE REVIEW(NETFLIX)

The King’s Case Note (2017)

If you liked Robert Downing Jr’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes in A Game Of Shadows, then rejoice because The Kings Case Note is the same film – same characters, same tone, and a plot heavily influenced by The Hound Of The Baskerville, plus some generic “intrigue in the court” plot thrown in. Likeable characters, occasional humor, just a touch of Wuxia, a pretty solid production … Continue reading The King’s Case Note (2017)

Derailed (2016)

DERAILED is another dark action film from South Korea that becomes hard to forget after it ends. It’s a film which is so real in presentation that it’s hard to believe it’s really just a fictional film. It has got a high amount of action and it’s shot extremely well, but it’s a different kind of action film which doesn’t intend to provide merely escapist … Continue reading Derailed (2016)