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The 10 Best Roman Polański Movies

Almost every publication, article, documentary or podcast on Roman Polański includes the adjective ‘controversial or ‘problematic’. It goes without saying, that this is done for all the right reasons. During the heated discussion about Polański’s personal life, his artistic achievements become a secondary matter. Overlooking his filmography would be a true loss and disrespect towards dozens of talented people that helped to shape it. Among his frequent collaborators were composers: Krzysztof Komeda and Alexandre Desplat, director of photography Paweł Edelman,…

10 Best Robert Pattinson Performances

With the recent release of Matt Reeves' The Batman and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet before that, Robert Pattinson has been at the center of media attention lately. Kick-starting his career with the teen sensation Twilight before developing a taste for indie, Pattinson has proven his ability to tap into various roles and genres. Now that he has done the two most mainstream Hollywood things to do, becoming a superhero and working with Nolan, let’s look at Pattinson’s impressive filmography so far.

10 Best Daniel Day-Lewis Performances

Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will be Blood" and "Phantom Thread", once said about his unique method, “From a director’s point of view… it’s incredible. You have your own three-dimensional character living for you. You just follow him and film him”. Day-Lewis’ lives in his characters are an eclectic mix. A homosexual working-class man; an American President; an Irish boxer; an American oil tycoon; the list is endless. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to make a…

Everything Coming to Netflix in April 2022

March passed by in a swish of a breeze and now we stand at the brink of April 2022 with warm spring breezes and new blooms. The oncoming of April also means Netflix is going to refurbish its platform with newer and more exciting content that we can binge-watch. While the OTT giant has a plethora of old and new releases just like always, this month also has some surprise releases that we cannot wait for. Netflix is coming up…

The 10 Best Naseeruddin Shah Movies

A few days after having watched Sanjay Leela’s Bansali’s latest, Gangubai Kathiawadi (2022), I found myself going back to an old favorite – Mandi, directed by Shyam Benegal and based on a story by the famous Urdu writer, Ghulam Abbas. It tells the story of a brothel in Hyderabad run by Rukmani Bai. Out of the many intriguing aspects of the film, I realized how much I look forward to the character of Tungrus, played by Naseeruddin Shah, a faithful helper filled with alcohol…

5 Films to Watch if you like The Adam Project on Netflix

Shawn Levy, who previously directed the uber-fun Free Guy reteams with Ryan Reynolds for Netflix’s time-travel adventure The Adam Project. To put it to a basic sci-fi test, one has to consider that this is a family-friendly entertainer, which, for obvious reasons, has Reynolds playing the same character he has played ever since Deadpool yet again.

The 10 Best Paul Dano Performances

Paul Dano is a name that you do not often associate with stardom. Despite his major success both commercially and critically, Dano’s reputation does not follow his celebrity status. The New York-born actor’s tendency to gravitate towards independent cinema took a break with the much-awaited ‘Batman’ film that was finally released to a great reception. His menacing performance is unlike anything you have seen him in. Dano plays “The Riddler” like few have before him. Beyond ‘The Batman’, Dano has…

Oscars 2022: The Best Picture Nominees Ranked From Worst to Best

Well, it’s that time of year again. With each of the major film award ceremonies over and done with, the 94th Academy Awards will surely be upon us very shortly. And, of course, with this year’s slate of nominees, the Academy has maintained their time-honored tradition of providing their viewership, and even their voters, with an equal blend of predictability, surprise, gratitude, and resentment. It’s not as if one can ever expect things to go any other way, especially when…

11 Movies That Inspired Matt Reeves’s The Batman

Back in 2018, rumblings of a new Batman film echoed across the internet as Warner Bros hobbled around to make sense of its chaotic DC Cinematic Universe. Those rumblings turned into screeches when Robert Pattinson was announced as the new caped crusader. Those screeches devolved into war cries as film “gurus” took Pattinson’s joke about not working out to become Batman a little too seriously. Then the famous first-look teaser dropped with Pattinson, decked out in his Batsuit, walking towards the screen…

All Batman Movie Villains Ranked From Worst to Best

Batman is the oldest superhero to be incorporated into movies and content on the small screen and big screens. It was so, as he was a character that was possible to adapt believably and convincingly; he just needed to be rich. Ben Affleck said in Justice League when The Flash asked Bruce Wayne what his superpower was. He simply responded, “I’m rich.”

All Batman Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best

Since the character’s conception in 1939, Batman has proven to be amongst the most iconic superheroes in pop culture and shows no signs of slowing down, over eighty years later. The Caped Crusader has had a long and colorful history through the pages of DC Comics, and his ongoing cinematic legacy is arguably just as dynamic.

Everything Coming to Netflix in March 2022

Rife with drama, thriller, horror, romance, and comedy, the Netflix March 2022 catalogue is sure to appease you and cover all bases when it comes to OTT entertainment. From all-time classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and The Shawshank Redemption to contemporary masterpieces like Dunkirk, master thrillers like The Gift, and our forever favourite animated film Shrek, Netflix March 2022 index looks as tempting as it can get.

Everything Coming To MUBI in March 2022

With the 94th Academy Awards around the corner, MUBI is taking a look back through Oscars® history to offer a diverse range of lauded films. Kicking off the series is the Mel Brooks classic showbiz farce The Producers, an enduring Best Original Screenplay-winner about the theater world that ironically became one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals. The female-directed Jesus Camp earned a 2006 Best Documentary nomination, offering a haunting look at a Christian summer camp. Also in the series are Mexico’s entry…

Everything Coming To Amazon Prime Video in March 2022

The month of February was a bittersweet one full of romance and tragedy. With a highly polarizing Amazon original release in Gehraiyaan, the OTT platform managed to find itself in the centre of a lengthy virtual discourse. Fans of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel rejoiced at the arrival of the fourth season while Karthik Subbaraj’s Mahaan was mostly a cold affair. Does March come with a promise? Absolutely yes!

All Adam McKay Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

From his origins as a writer for Saturday Night Live, including a three-season run as head writer in the late 1990s, during which time he helped bring in lauded cast members like Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, Adam McKay has fashioned himself one of the most impressive resumes in the entertainment industry, so impressive, in fact, that in a career that has lasted almost 30 years, it’s surprising to learn that he has only directed eight feature films.

30 Best Comic Book Movies of All-Time

Comics, for decades, have been an integral mainstay of popular literature. Though often undermined and unappreciated by many, superheroes and many others have touched the lives of millions through the pages of their colorful worlds. It’s been a long, strange journey for the comic book genre, and its path to cinematic success was equally challenging. We’ve seen Richard Donner’s “Superman” prove to the world in 1978 that there was, indeed, an audience for live-action superhero flicks, and then Tim Burton…

The 10 Best Tilda Swinton Movies

There have been times when Tilda Swinton’s choice of roles garnered her praises but also evoked curiosity about her gender presentation on screen. Her monumental style of fashion and quintessential role depiction often raised concerns in her community. However, the ever-composed actor once stated in an interview, “People talk about androgyny in all sorts of dull ways.” In her work, she has always played with the idea of a transformative gender and believes that everything is queer. This ideology is reflected…

Everything Coming To MUBI in February 2022

February offers an eclectic array of the best films from the international film festival rotation. Leading the bunch is Lê Bảo’s Taste (A MUBI Release), this winner of the Special Jury Award at last year’s Berlinale Encounters Competition is a revelatory gem, full of hypnotic imagery that recalls the work of slow cinema masters Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tsai Ming-Liang. Taste is part of Festival Focus: Berlin, which also includes the searing Iranian drama Ballad of a White Cow, plus two documentaries: feel-good…

Everything Coming To Amazon Prime Video in February 2022

The first month of the year passed like a cold wave, enslaving us to the confines of our blankets. The month of February brings a promise of spring but not quite immediately. A few chilly evenings are what we have in our store. But it seems like Amazon Prime has taken the responsibility of bringing some warmth to our lives with a number of much-loved films and series, and some exciting original titles. The month begins with 52 titles including modern…

Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2022

February, better known as the ‘Month of Love,’ is here, and what better than to curl up in bed with your bae or with a tub of ice cream to ‘Netflix and Chill.’ You can resort to good ol’ rom coms like Tall Girl 2 (A sequel to Netflix hit Tall Girl) or freak your heart out with the iconic horror films like The Exorcist AND the direct sequel to the 1974 original, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In case you are…

The 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2021

Art is truly subjective. While one is bound to love something that someone else doesn’t, the vice-versa is also applicable. Artists often tend to make movies that cleverly walk on this said line. While some of their movies completely leave you in awe, others can quite possibly frustrate you. I mean, let’s be honest here. Cinema comes with its own set of expectations. These expectations often come from being allowed to witness something so unique and inspirational that one is…

5 Films to Watch if you like Mother/Android on Netflix

‘Mother/Android’ starring Chloe-Grace Moretz was recently released on Netflix. The plot of the movie centers around a couple, Sam and Georgia, who are on the run after androids go rogue. Their goal is to reach Boston and get on a cruise to Korea, which is unaffected by the rebellion. The small-scale indie movie juggles a mix of genres, chiefly sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, and road movies. The cast is relatively unknown, Moretz being the only recognized name on it. The production shortcomings do not…

The 25 Best TV Shows of 2021

2021 like its predecessor saw a glut of long-form content being produced. As a result of having access to different streaming services, viewers were now exposed to long-form content produced throughout the world, and thus the creators of said content had to substantially raise the bar of crafting compelling stories in order to keep the audience engaged. It’s of course a given that with the advent of so many streaming services, the quality of web shows being produced is bound…

The 15 Best Netflix Original Movies of 2021

Let us be honest here- Netflix’s 2021 was like any other year. Other than a few overrated, chart-bursting favorites, there was only mediocre content spilled all over. From yakuza actioner Kate to the romantic comedy He’s All That, there was no dearth of cringe-fests either. While it might mean a greater number of web shows on the platform, that just means a new low for feature-length cinema.

The 20 Best Indian Movies of 2021

2021 was a terrific year at the movies, considering the standards that the new normal has set. It witnessed the intermittent opening of numerous festivals including Cannes in their offline form. Some of the biggest (and most delayed) blockbusters were restored to their original glory by the help of theatrical releases. While some of the most celebrated auteurs returned, the OTT and festival space ensured the rise of the newer entrants. Indian cinema’s mainstream glory was very much back this…

6 Films to Watch if you like The Lost Daughter on Netflix

It’s always fascinating to know the reasons why actors decide to go behind the camera for the first time. After all, the subject must have hit a very personal part of their being so as to take up the extraneous effort of mounting an entire story to the screen in a language that is mostly foreign to them. So, when Maggie Gyllenhall was asked why she decided to make The Lost Daughter (now streaming on Netflix), her answer assured me more than…

10 Films to Watch if You Like The Power of the Dog on Netflix

Watching Jane Campion’s newest feature on Netflix was a mystical experience. After so long has come a gift will give you something different each time you revisit it. ‘The Power of Dog’ is arguably the most compelling piece of cinema we have seen all year. It is set in 1925 in Montana’s domineering landscapes and revolves around two brothers, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George (Jesse Plemmons). During a cattle passing and their stay at a local inn, the former falls…

All Spider-Man Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Although the obviousness of the title of this article is very obvious, here’s a clarification: this is a ranking of all the feature-length Spider-Man movies. A Wikipedia article on Spider-Man movies shows that there are films on the wall-crawler, in addition to the ones mentioned in this list. But that’s not exactly true since they are either pilots to series or a composite of a couple of episodes that were released as a “film”. So, that doesn’t count. The ones…

The Harder They Fall (2021) Netflix Review: A Western Tale With Its Flair of Entertainment

A family of three is sitting around a table on a mundane afternoon. They are about to have their meal before which they begin with their casual prayer. The same, casual words that families say before starting a meal, in the praise of the lord. There is not even the slightest sign of stress on their faces. They continue with their uneventful conversation that moves at an unhurried pace. While that slowness gives away the setting they’re in – a…

The 20 Best Spanish Thriller Movies of All Time

A thriller can be horrific, humane, exciting, emotional and can harbour all kinds of stories. Of late, the world has been exposed to a tsunami of Spanish thriller films, courtesy of OTT platforms. They have them all, the good, the bad and the ugly. Few are formulaic, comfortable, and don’t wish to smash boundaries, but others are expansive, bold, complex and sharply edged.