My Best Friend’s Wedding

Roberts is practically given a higher themed role that deserved better treatment and respect than it got. The director P. J. Hogan and the writer Ronald Bass seem to have some sort of miscommunication. For the film feels different on paper and looks completely different on screen. It works for the most part of it…

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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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My Cousin Rachel

No technical aspects, no major aspects are helping My Cousin Rachel. Why? The writer and director Roger Michell’s adaptation of the ironical cynicism is not the joke that they were looking for. That we are looking for. That the author of the novel looked for. Every breath of the film wants to be witty in…

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Modern Times

You can go ahead and paste his name at the top of the list. The list of the best filmmaker never needed any update. Charlie Chaplin is in his prime stage now. Now as in then when the film came out. And prime stage as in both, his narrative skills and performance. Today we’re not…

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Runaway Bride

Even when they slow dance after being with the audience for a while, I didn’t see any spark. The director Gary Marshall, I think, didn’t see this coming. And I know no one presumes the film to perform bad. But there is a certain level of expectations, a ballpark figure, a certain range that it…

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Puzzle

The compactness is missing, ergo the procedure comes off slow, not the pace but the disclosure of the layer. Turtletaub has a whole different problem to solve at first. It is painful to see him work his way out. Probably because he didn’t dig it up. This is coming from the script. Not to say,…

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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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What If

To me, it started as a date movie, and then ended up being entirely different, something more. Dowse does not seem like a complete fanatic for the mushy gushy romance that Hollywood is infamous and criticized for. He doesn’t particularly love the idea of a rainy Saturday evening with warm coffee in bed and Meg…

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