• The Little Mermaid

    The Little Mermaid

    It’s a soulless slog. It isn't on a par with anything in the original.

    Rather than stand on their own merits and be remembered, at their very best, the most Disney live-action movies make you do is want to revisit the original. Things are cloudy and dull and hard to see. The film is also needlessly long at 135 minutes.

    Bailey's casting is one of the few instances in which this new movie actually demonstrates some fresh thinking. Her singing…

  • Fast X

    Fast X


    Just when I thought this series was out of gas, Fast X hit the nitrous boost. Jason Momoa & Louis Leterrier bring a jolt of energy to this latest installment.

    Dante might be the most intimidating villain that the F&F franchise has seen so far. And Momoa is certainly having the time of his life in Fast X. He adds humour whenever he is on screen. He oozes villainism and is perfect as a crime boss seeking revenge. Never in the…

  • Full River Red

    Full River Red


    This film is a super suspense drama inspired by historical events, mixing various elements from different genres. It is hard to sustain the audience’s attention for two hours and thirty-nine minutes, but Full River Red does for most of the runtime. The film’s primary mission is unquestionably to entertain as an engrossing mystery-comedy-thriller, and it achieves that aim in fine style.

  • Yaathisai



    The Biggest Surprise of the year. Yaathisai almost feels like a time travel to the seventh century. It is practically bursting with testosterone. Try as you may, you can’t take your eyes off the screen.

    Though it spans well over two hours, each and every moment is packed with visual potency and narrative significance -- there’s not a single dull second. Yaathisai is a movie with the force of nature.

    It certainly feels authentic -- there’s a sense of constant…

  • Air



    One of the most enjoyable movies of the year so far.

    The script for AIR is just so damned good. I don't think the trailers adequately sell how freaking funny it is. It's people in board rooms talking for two hours, and this film still hums with an infectious energy. It's remarkable to see that stellar cast make every exchange sing, and Affleck's impeccable direction making sure not a single moment or role gets lost or underserved.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    Best MCU movie in years.

    What really makes this movie work is that it has heart. You could just feel the love that is poured into this movie. This film will make you laugh with its goofiness and leaves you in tears with some heartbreaking scenes at the same time. There is a perfect balance of emotions in the film and it is not forced upon the audience.

    The camera work, the visuals, and score are all excellent. The production…

  • Sisu



    Sisu takes the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ to a whole new level. An action packed gorefest, that knows its lane and stays in it -- with Helander and the cast delivering a bloody good time at the movies. Sisu is a ready-made genre classic.

  • Ponniyin Selvan: Part II

    Ponniyin Selvan: Part II


    Mani Ratnam, whose sureness and skill are rarely to be questioned in any picture he handles, have given Ponniyin Selvan part 1 an exotic atmosphere, a flow of action, surprises and punch to make it constantly interesting. He missed that magic here. Mostly in the writing. The story was rushed and most of the novel's exciting parts were underplayed. Some main characters were underused and some lack characterization.

    But the story's big moment pulled off brilliantly. Vikram and Aishwarya bring…

  • The Wandering Earth II

    The Wandering Earth II


    It offers few striking images, stirring drama, and some dizzying sci-fi concepts, but lacks its predecessor’s conceptual focus. The best part of the film is the first half-hour, a tour-de-force of spectacle and show-off VFX that’s a mini-movie of its own. That’s the type of stuff I would’ve loved to see on the biggest screen possible.

  • Suzume



    Worthy successor to the director’s previous blockbusters. In other words, everything one should expect from a Makoto Shinkai production.

    It's visually dazzling, and the story is as charming as it is riveting. The art and animation in Suzume are stunning, the attention to detail in the environments and the lifelike animation of characters that perfectly captures their emotion is a joy to behold.

    The future of anime looks in safe hands. Anime fans will be moved by this gorgeous, touching…

  • Evil Dead Rise

    Evil Dead Rise


    It's bloody, gory, creepy and scary. It's not working to expand the franchise and lore of past films but tells its own story.

    Right away, it establishes itself as different from previous Evil Deads thanks to its setting, as much of it takes place inside a claustrophobic, dark, and rundown apartment complex.

    Evil Dead continues to be one of the most consistent horror franchises we have. Buckets of blood, gallons of gore and a cornucopia of chaos. A “grate” night out for gorehounds.

  • Renfield



    Cage’s performance is almost worth the price. Some of the jokes land to make 'Renfield' an enjoyable time at the movies even though, from a plot standpoint, there’s just not much meat on the bones. Genre aficionados might appreciate the fresh take, although the result is more silly than substantial.