Gully Boy

The writer and director Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy fails to own it. That’s disappointing considering it is a film about rap. It doesn’t have any particular highlights. Simply flat. It has good standards but it is flat. Zoya is unfortunately not completely in control of her product. There are times where she with her subtlety…

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Frozen 2

In terms of musical genre, Frozen 2 is balanced, if not perpetually gifting its audience what they expect. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the co-writers and directors, may not be able to convince everyone to hum along this time. Especially not the audience as large as they gathered previously. But it is not their fault.…

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Judy

Zellweger’s come back is a roar that does not shut others up but provokes them to sing along. Rupert Goold has an excellent vision on how to treat a biography as sensitive as such. And he is extremely delicate in his procedure as well. Fortunately, it works only for Renee Zellweger’s powerful performance does all…

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Blinded By The Light

Just as The Boss and his music, the film has a rocking pace, it will surf right past you, smoothly. The co-writer and director Gurinder Chadha is only looking for a sweet film. And he makes it. Simple and catchy. The musical isn’t actually a musical and this drama isn’t always a drama and as…

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New York, New York

The mixing of genre isn’t confusing, it’s just not palpable for either of the soundtrack. Scorsese’s take on the musical genre is so Scorsese that I find it amusing at first rather than impressed. For almost three hours, each frame, characters and elements are yelling proudly that they are in the director Martin Scorsese’s film.…

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School Of Rock

A shining proof of Linklater’s brilliance, even something known and outdated feels so fresh. Linklater’s love for music is something that cannot be beaten. But I think someone is challenging him in this project. In fact, I’d say Jack Black wins this round by a marginal merit. And I know that he is the one…

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Wild Rose

Harper is not serving anything new in the table, but this family recipe is a reaffirmation of the good old days. Harper is a hardworking common man. Or that’s at least how he crafts his film like. In his defence Nicole Taylor’s script calls for it, but it is not just that. He could have…

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Yesterday

The romance is a distraction along with every other theme, The Beatles and the affection for them keeps it alive. Boyle has a treat for us. A desert, to be precise. And even though there are no Michelin stars embedded or awarded to it, the mood is set charmingly by the eternal music of The…

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