The Lovely Bones Movie Review

In navigating the torrent of negativity to which this movie has been subjected, one thing to keep in mind is that it’s an adaptation of a very widely read and popular book. The book itself had a rather sunny disposition, which is ironic as it often was somewhat grislier in detail than the movie. That’s because events can be described in words in a grisly … Continue reading The Lovely Bones Movie Review

Masquerade Hotel (2019) Japanese Movie Review

The great cinematography, the classical music soundtrack, the elegant, fancy hotel surroundings and the at times overly colorful characters give the movie an almost Disney-like, larger than life feel. It really draws you in right away. The plot begins to unfold in a slightly convoluted, but intriguing way. But then the murder mystery takes a backseat and instead we get an insight behind the curtains … Continue reading Masquerade Hotel (2019) Japanese Movie Review

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Hindi Movie Review

ADHM is a wonderful movie for “romantics”, especially those who have gone through unrequited love. And if you are past mid-30s you may not relate to the places where love “flows” . Most songs are in set up in glitzy clubs from London to Vienna… It is not “in your face” love story – sure it is shot with typical KJo brand of colorful rich … Continue reading Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Hindi Movie Review

Vivaha Bhojanambu(2021) Telugu Movie Review

In the past several comedians have attempted the lead roles and tried their luck. It is Satya’s turn with Vivaha Bhojanambu and he has chosen an underdog role that aptly fits him. Sundeep Kishan produces the film on his home production, raising curiosity. With the happening Covid-19 backdrop as the premise and promising promos, the makers did garner attention. Does Vivaha Bhojanambu offer full wedding … Continue reading Vivaha Bhojanambu(2021) Telugu Movie Review

KASADA TABARA (TAMIL) – MOVIE REVIEW(SONY LIV)

Produced by Black Ticket Company and Trident Arts. KASADA TABARA is written and directed by Chimbu Devan. KT depicted as an anthology is more a hyperlink that sews together 6 stories. The film begins on an impressive note. Neat performances do help a lot. But as the stories cascade, though interestingly, it becomes tough not to notice the blatant logical loopholes and defects. Slowly it … Continue reading KASADA TABARA (TAMIL) – MOVIE REVIEW(SONY LIV)

The Protégé(2021) Movie Review

Martin Campbell is a director who I respect very much; helming two of the best 007 movies ever in “GoldenEye” and “Casino Royale,” and more recently reuniting with Pierce Brosnan and bringing Jackie Chan back in action with “The Foreigner,” Campbell has proven himself as a competent director of high quality action dramas. Both James Bond movies mentioned above have not only fantastically crafted action … Continue reading The Protégé(2021) Movie Review

The Lincoln Lawyer(2011) Movie Review

I know what you’re thinking and I can agree with you that the name, Matthew McConaughey, does not instill great confidence that you’re going to get a great movie experience. Now that is not to say that McConaughey hasn’t done some great movies. For every Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past, Sahara, and Failure to Launch there are We Are Marshall and How to Lose a Guy … Continue reading The Lincoln Lawyer(2011) Movie Review

Heart Blackened(2017) Korean Movie Review

The Korean mystery-thriller “Heart Blackened” is a remake of the 2013 Chinese film “Silent Witness,” but neither title properly sells this alternately glitzy and tawdry tale of crime among the super-rich. “Death of a Pop Star” would’ve been grabbier. Or perhaps “Murder-in-law.” Choi Min-sik stars as Im Tae-san, a corporate titan about to marry the ultimate trophy wife: Yuna (Lee Ha-nui), a young singing superstar. … Continue reading Heart Blackened(2017) Korean Movie Review