Divergent (2014)

I have read all three books written by Veronica Roth. I came in with expectations of character profiles and I reviewed the characters on IMDb. I understand that all book-to-movie adaptations make it difficult to fit in all the elements and are not perfect. It’s impossible to portray the book word for word. Despite knowing all of this, I came in with a low expectation. … Continue reading Divergent (2014)

District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

For those of us who unfortunately have not seen the original BANLIEUE 13 – aka DISTRICT 13 – (made in 2004 with the same crew except for the director – Pierre Morel), some of the background information that usually follows in a sequel is missing and according to many, the sequel here BANLIEUE 13:ULTIMATUM – aka DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM is not as strong a film. … Continue reading District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Imagine a ménage à trois of Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino at the Overlook Hotel with a banging 60’s soundtrack. Got that unpleasant vision in your mind? Good! You’re halfway there to getting the feel of “Bad Times at the El Royale”. And they really are bad times! It’s 1969 and an oddball set of characters arrive at the faded glory of the … Continue reading Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

DRAUPATHI – MOVIE REVIEW

DRAUPATHI – MOVIE REVIEW Produced, written and directed by Mohan G, the movie garnered enough attention over social media as well as enough fodder for television debates as well. Tamil Cinema of late has had most of its movies paying lip service to social causes and issues that they deem affect the society at large. Hence, you have characters at various intervals mouthing dialogues that … Continue reading DRAUPATHI – MOVIE REVIEW

POPCORN MONKEY TIGER – MOVIE REVIEW

POPCORN MONKEY TIGER – MOVIE REVIEW PMT is a crime thriller directed by Duniya Soori and produced by KM Sudhir. The film is purportedly a sequel to the well acclaimed “Kendasampige” by Soori himself. Kannada film industry of late has seen some intriguing and innovative screenplays and Soori is no different. Soori has a reputation for etching raw frames on screen, and here in tandem … Continue reading POPCORN MONKEY TIGER – MOVIE REVIEW

MEENDUM ORU MARIYADHAI – MOVIE REVIEW

MEENDUM ORU MARIYADHAI – MOVIE REVIEW Veteran director Bharatiraja weilds the megaphone once again with MOM. His own banner Manoj Creations produces this film. The film fails to kick off right from the beginning with its “old” plot and pathetic execution. It takes a lot of effort to respect the veteran in the film for making a movie that is primarily self indulgent and highly … Continue reading MEENDUM ORU MARIYADHAI – MOVIE REVIEW