The Invisible Man

How to stare into the abyss and start imagining your desires or fears, in The Invisible Man. Dark Universal’s The Invisible Man, written and directed by Leigh Whannell starring Elisabeth Moss is not something I was excited for. There. I have said it. Now that we have got that clear, let me emphasize on how…

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The Gentlemen

How to behave cool even though you are not, in The Gentlemen. So what is this morbid fascination of ours, as an audience, to watch these con artists con each other as their obsession over the simplest though definitely a vital aspect of human emotions overlapped or diminished or snatched by these gentlemen? The writer…

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Hell Or High Water

I am going to be honest here. I am not a fan of the writer Taylor Sheridan’s work. I respect him as a writer and have learned and have been inspired from the simplicity of his work, in his writing. Another thing to note in Hell Or High Water or any other of his scripts…

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Padmavat

The writer and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat wishes its audience to be an obtuse listener. While we are at it, why just a listener? Even visually, it so confidently feels that embedding irrelevant jewels, adjectives, metaphors and philosophy could be pedalled as smart filmmaking. While all it does, all it actually achieves at the…

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Andhadun

So what is this uncalled, and also unsung, obsession in the writer and director Sriram Raghvan’s Andhadhun of keeping an audience present on the screen? Neither does this film consist of any complex outer unknown world or theories that its proper understanding requires an expositional character nor does its presence result in anything productive. Surprisingly,…

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Logan Lucky

All hail, the lord that shows us, feeds us, moves us, what we know, think and wish a heist should look like. Eccentric characters, page-turning one-liners and good old music. Steven Soderberg’s Logan Lucky is a reincarnation for the genre that he aced decades ago and what his perception is towards those flicks in these current…

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Pulp Fiction

This does show that pen is, indeed, mightier than sword.  Pulp Fiction has considerably been Quentin Tarantino’s career defining project and it is raw and honest. And maybe that’s why it holds a place in one of those rare milestones that can and does hold up against time. But screenwriters Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It hurts my head how good his story is metaphorically and how powerful his command is on symbolism. Martin McDonaugh, who wrote this script along with In Bruges, which too got nominated for the best original screenplay in Oscars, has an earnest sense towards philosophy. Though he tells his stories with crime in his mind,…

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