The Little Hours

It feels like a long SNL sketch and I am only saying that it is long for the runtime I saw or else I thought it was of the same length. Jeff Baena, the director and the co-writer of this hilarious I-don’t-think-satirical comic film, has all my attention I can give. And there are no…

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The Princess Diaries

Julie and Anne are pals, buddy, chums, sista-s, girlfriends. They wanted me to say that, so I thought I mention it. I wish the director Garry Marshall’s film was something that I could recommend to someone. It is a classic Disney film. In the sense that it could not reek more of stereotypical characters that…

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Down With Love

Loud colours. Cheap insulting jokes. Cheesy set. Cartoonish production and costume designing. And one of my favourite love stories. This could be my favourite outing that resides in the director Peyton Reed’s world or filmography. And mind you Peyton Reed gave us Marvel’s light hearted superhero and still this film remains to be the one…

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The Farewell

This grandma’s cookie has a sweet afterthought recipe that you have to be prepared for beforehand. The writer and director Lulu Wang is on mark. To say that she is onto something would be understating things. And I do mean just this film and not her work throughout her career. For the film is armed…

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Sky High

We are letting it go a lot and in return we occasionally get a few morbid chuckles to survive. The director Mike Mitchell grabs a teenage superhero flick like a fascinating idea. Don’t get me wrong, it is. The metaphors are sugar coated or more precisely cloaked or masked in a way to gather the…

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Mean Girls

Rachel McAdams is the winner of the show, think about it, she, her character goes through everything, in this film. The director Mark Waters, I know, is responsible for this coming-of-age or teenage dream film. But I am going to slide this credit over to the writer; she adapted the screenplay from a book, Tina…

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The Laundromat

A heist? More like robbing you in front of your eyes. And by you, I mean you. Reading this. The director Steven Soderberg is famous for sugar coating a bitter script into a magical bean. That’s sort of his resume. He directs. And just as some famous directors (only directors) he relies, obviously, a lot…

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Jojo Rabbit

It is a film about disastrous historical events pulling us to the future, it is not some sci-fi adventure but a prediction of the could-have-been future. The co-writer and director Taika Waititi’s shock and awe theory is shocking and awe-inducing. Amidst all the controversies and debates that the film has been provoking, you know then…

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