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IFFM 2015 – NH10 Review

A nerve shattering reality expose of the socio-political chasm that underlies a society that appears both progressive and regressive at the same time, a society where rules, regulations, laws and the ideals enshrined in its Constitution are as deeply entrenched in the soil as the many hide bound conventions, blind obeisance to mindless customs and … Continue reading

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 & Jai Ho movie Review [Bollywood]

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 is just round the corner. A celebration of Indian cinema, IFFM is set to woo audiences from  14-27 August. In addition to offering over 45 Bollywood film screenings, gala events and master classes, this year’s festival will also feature some of Bollywood’s biggest stars a special guests … Continue reading

World War Z – Review with exclusive pics from the Australian Premiere

Before we begin talking about the movie World War Z, I have a grief to address. We vultures have been given a bad name, by you humans. It is as if we purposely hunt and crave for the human flesh, dead or alive. You humans don’t understand that we have been built this way by … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider Man 2 – DVD Review

A visual and emotive delight for youths across the gender divides as well as for young children entering schools, Mark Webb’s Super-hero blockbuster The Amazing Spider Man 2 storms the cinematic world with aplomb loaded with 3 D action sequels, wholesome fun and riveting performance by the lead characters. The Amazing Spider Man 2 is the story of Peter Parker, … Continue reading

LUCY – Movie Review

Alternating between a pulsating and curiously eye-popping psycho thriller, ‘Lucy’ imprints on the viewer’s mind as being a fast-paced scientific fantasy. No wonder by the curtain call, the viewer ends up with mixed feelings, not sure to be happy or sad at the man’s capacity to utilize only 10% of the brain! Lucy [Scarlett Johansson] … Continue reading

Monuments Men – DVD Review

When glorious work and an imposing array of not only talented but proven stars are sacrificed at the alter of a dull narrative, films like Monuments Men are born. A frustratingly flat reverence of war time tales, Monuments Men is an action drama that oscillates at will between comedy and serious didacticism. A Unit of … Continue reading

Endless Love – Review

In a world where every second female seems to have access to an excellent beauty parlor adept at metamorphosing any ‘material’ into the most fascinating, just having a pretty good looking cast alone is not sufficient, until the cast gets totally immersed in the character-acting. Endless Love does just that, it throws in two really … Continue reading

Need For Speed – Movie Review

With all the thrills and vehicle mayhem lent to the film with a liberal hand, Need for Speed presents less thrilling and more callous mauling of cars and innocent humans that jerks the viewer from one situation to the other as though pressing a button on a video game scene. Umm, hang on, that makes … Continue reading

Noah – Movie review

A work of art that subsists on departure from details embodied in Scriptures, NOAH offers Darren Aronofsky’s personal take on the ascetic Noah, the Ark Noah builds, the great Deluge and the After. Being a 21st century production, Noah has secularism-induced-novelties-dipped-in-environmental-concerns. The film lacerates the Scripture’s one of the most-often-read tales and imparts it imagined modern … Continue reading

LEGO MOVIE – REVIEW

Oye! Oye!! An ‘everything is awesome’ spectacle, a 3D animation story about toys, with “cuties” and lots of creativity-fun laden building blocks most of us handled as kids to craft our own world of childhood fancies. Lego Movie is superb with its multi-colored houses, lofty cranes, and fast cars. At once funny and witty, engrossing … Continue reading

Nymphomaniac 1 & 2 – Review

A controversial and nauseatingly comic tale of love, lust, nipples, and penis, Nymphomaniac is disgustingly long even while it essays to wrap the eroticism into gossamer thin veil of philosophic digressions like fly-fishing, Bach, James Bond, Orthodox morality and the like. Von Trier tries to vindicate Joe’s obsession with abnormally heightened sexual desires and to … Continue reading

LEGO MOVIE – PREVIEW

LEGO Movie is here, and we have the official synopsis / preview just for our readers, courtesy: It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO … Continue reading

Le Week-End – Review

A sentimental journey across the English Channel to re-discover love and happiness buried deep in the labyrinths of time and mismatch tempers Le Week-End is a toast not only to the regrets and rewards of the thing called matrimony, but also to that ever elusive romantic bubble that gets sadly crushed by heartless and cruel … Continue reading

A Pact – Review

A suspense flick that hints at road-rolling over the delicate wires of relationships, A Pact is an unnerving 85 minutes of reel time set in erstwhile East Germany of the early 1080s. The story revolves round three teenagers, Paul [Felix Kruttke] who is in love with the beautiful Anna [Singer Irslinger] and Anna’s boy friend … Continue reading

The Girl with Nine Wigs – Review

A touching tale of guts, determination and youthful courage to scorn a life-limiting disease and lead life—however ephemeral—to realize dreams once dreamt, hopes and aspirations once cherished. The Girl with Nine Wigs is an emotionally charged ‘dramedy’ that takes the viewer one minute to the dizzying heights of happy emotions and next minute sliding down … Continue reading

GOLD – Review – Audi Festival of German Films

A simple tale of Klondike gold rush, set in an exotic location, Gold revolves round a bunch of German immigrants hell-bent to dissipate the misery of life by finding that bright yellow metal which has been both the bane and boon of similar perilous searches. This story of gold rush is replete with repetitive themes barring … Continue reading

300: Rise of an Empire – Review

Digressions into semantics of ‘sequel’ or prequel’ apart “300: Rise Of An Empire”, a stylized action film can well be termed as a ‘porn-quel’ with its penchant for crazy sex, welcoming intercourse while busy in combat, showcasing breasts that bulge out, and merrily shoving sharpened blades in guts. A blood-soaked, gory-and-brutal in its handling of … Continue reading

Ride Along – Review

An action comedy that juxtaposes an unfriendly slow-in-speech man [Ice Cube] with entertainingly funny but rapid-and-fast-speech person [Kevin Hart], Ride Along is a joy ride through and through. Don’t let the fact that Kevin Hart is a short statured fellow—yes, we met him at the red carpet premiere in Sydney on March 6th—get in your … Continue reading

All Is Lost – Review

A toast to resourcefulness, to remaining unruffled in a sea of storm, All Is Lost stands out as a superbly intriguing adventure drama. And it is also a spectacular tribute to Robert Redford’s powerful screen presence. With his scarce monologues, harking back to soliloquies in Hamlet-fashion, tough but terse, he pulls off this refreshingly novel … Continue reading

Under The Rainbow – Review

Adroitly scripted and brilliantly acted, the erstwhile real life couple Jaoui-Pierre film Under The Rainbow has Gallicism at its comic best. Replete not only with witty humor but also with love, life, romance, digression galore and edgy one-liners, the movie strives to appeal across the many age divides. 110 minutes of reel time notwithstanding, Under The … Continue reading

Michael Kohlhaas – Review

Want to up rise from your allotted seats and file outta theatre? Then go ahead and watch Michael Kohlhaas, a sickening adaptation of a glorious historic drama. For after a while in front of the screen, you may end up leading an impromptu uprising the minute Denis Lavant makes his disappearance act. For then Mads … Continue reading

Wresting Queen Review – French Film Festival

An ode to the sport of wrestling, Wrestling Queen is all the way an engrossing laugh riot brimming over with that emotional connect which endears it to one and all. Eager to forge ties with Michael, the 11 year old child she conceived as a teenager and put in foster care, 30 year old mother … Continue reading

Last Vegas – Review

When Oscar winning actors, much past their prime, come together to pose as old buddies out for a last hurrah in the City of Sin before Life’s curtain call, you expect the result to either be a smashing success or a deplorable attempt. For a comedy, it could either be a surge in belly laughs … Continue reading

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2014 – Bright Days Ahead – Movie Review

Okay. So, who here feels that Life can’t begin after 60? Huh?! Well folks, the French through their cinema are adamant on proving that it can! And Bright Days Ahead goes on to prove just that. A touching old-age-sex-overdose drama that captures the vicissitude of the vivacious icon of French cinema Fanny Ardant as she … Continue reading

47 Ronin – Preview Synopsis

First of all, New Year greetings from Down Under. This is our first movie post of the year, and apologies to followers for not posting for a while. Hmmm, so myths, dragons, sorcery, supernatural, Huh?! Keanu Reeves sure seems to be in love with the alternate universe: Constantine, Matrix, The Day The Earth Stood Still, … Continue reading

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