• Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★½

    Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter's birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.

    When mixing the action and horror genre, the results are often thrilling but hollow affairs that fail to sustain a genuine sense of threat and sometimes even any emotional engagement at all. This is especially the case for fast-paced zombie films, in which characters…

  • Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

    Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

    ★★★★

    Based on the life of ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan who was framed of being a spy and arrested in 1994.

    In recent years, rags to riches stories have become a common theme in biopics. The majority of motivational biopics conclude at the intermission in R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. This is the movie's greatest triumph since Nambi Naryanan's life narrative and journey distinguish it from every other biopic that has been produced to date. The movie tells the story…

  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0

    Jujutsu Kaisen 0

    ★★★½

    Yuta Okkotsu gains control of an extremely powerful, cursed spirit and gets enrolled in the Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School by sorcerers to help him control his power and keep an eye on him.

    Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is pretty straightforward when it comes to plot. Just like the first season of the anime, it’s a rather simple shounen story carried by the strength of its fights and action scenes. However, unlike season 1 where it had 24 episodes to flesh…

  • Imagine Me & You

    Imagine Me & You

    ★★★½

    A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

    Despite having some problematic phrasing, like most movies of its time, the movie holds up rather well in the almost 17 years since it was released. The story is a quaint love tale about two unsuspecting women who were not prepared for their feelings for one another. It is also a fun take on the narrative trope of…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    Before graduation, best friends Amy and Molly realise that they have been cast aside by their peers for being bookworms and pretentious. They then decide to let loose and make up for the lost time.

    The setup of Booksmart, is built on a substantial idea and a simple, stark dramatic mechanism; it’s adorned with verbal whimsy and brought to life by a vibrant cast . But its substance is scantly developed, its clear and simple premise dismayingly oversimplified. Despite the…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★½

    Simon Spier keeps his sexual orientation a secret from his family. However, when a blackmailer threatens to reveal it, he goes on a roller-coaster journey to come to terms with his identity.

    What is remarkably simple and beautiful about Love, Simon is the fact that it does tell a touching love story about two gay young men. It does it in a way that is both truthful and loving, while also maintaining its objective of being a teenage-driven rom-com.

    Love,…

  • JugJugg Jeeyo

    JugJugg Jeeyo

    ★★★½

    Two couples from different generations confront their issues after marriage.

    A good family drama will always appeal to Indian viewers. Look at movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham or Dil Dhadakne Do and you'll see that despite their fair share of flaws, we continue to watch them because they're fascinating family dramas that immediately engage the audience. We missed a classic family drama with a healthy serving of humour for a very long time, despite the rise of OTT and…

  • Dilwale

    Dilwale

    ★★

    I really don't know how to objectively rate this movie. Obviously it does not even meet the standards of a mass entertainer but there were still moments where I genuinely cracked up, one being the scene in which Veer asks Shakti and Anwar about SRK's past and there is a hilarious comedic exchange between them courtesy of a customer in their shop continuously changing the channels.

    Even after that, every time I tried to hate the film due to obvious…

  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    ★★★½

    Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a non-stop entertainer that can be described as the perfect follow up to Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. The film not only fulfills expectations but even surpasses them. Yes, it is predictable, defies logic and all norms of relationship counseling, and appears a bit clichéd at times, but it is great fun nonetheless! While Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha are yet again superb in their roles, the real surprise comes from Alok Nath and Virendra Saxena who play super-cool oldies with attitudes to die for. Credit to Luv Ranjan and team for delivering yet another fun-filled extravaganza!

  • I Hate Luv Storys

    I Hate Luv Storys

    ★★

    Any spoof runs the risk of becoming that which is being parodied. At times, I Hate Luv Storys stops being a parody of clichéd romantic comedies and becomes one itself.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    ★★

    So you're telling me a ball of slime was responsible for finalizing an all important treaty between the Hutts and the Republicans? Gosh, my head hurts.

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★

    Anakin joins forces with Obi-Wan and sets Palpatine free from the evil clutches of Count Doku. However, he falls prey to Palpatine and the Jedis' mind games and gives into temptation.

    George Lucas said that he made the prequel trilogy to show the Star Wars saga is actually the tragedy of Darth Vader, and with this film, he has succeeded in doing that. Anakin never seems evil, he's just misguided and manipulated by everyone around him, and the one person…