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  • Secret Superstar

    Secret Superstar

    ★★★★

    In the beginning of the film a teacher asks Insia what Irony means, Insia chooses not to answer but the debutante director Advait Chandan showcases irony brilliantly in this 150 minutes of superb cinematic excellence. So let me try to point some of them first.

    ***Insia's mother is constantly abused by his archaic husband yet they all live in a colony named Modern Colony.
    ***Insia chooses to showcase her singing talent through youtube yet she chooses Burkha - the single…

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★

    Will Turner may turn a grandad by next summer but Jack Sparrow does not age a day, looks like he indeed found the fountain of youth from the otherwise dreadful On Strangers Tide. The Dead man Tells no Tale is a slightly improved version but alas it never really rises above the ocean of clichés this franchise is piling up year after year. Captain Jack Sparrow we loved you a lot but it is really time to retire, with every…

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  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    ★★★★

    Nebraska did not win a single Oscar this year, may be it was not supposed to win, but definitely it was the best film of 2013. The film shot in B&W is a spectacle all the way and the script is flawless. It is often funny and the drama has just about enough punch without being melodramatic. Alexander Payne impresses again with a winner here which never seizes to entertain but never feels light.

    Now all that being said, the…

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★

    Life is not fair, it never was and never will be, so what should we do about that? Should we be cry babies or should we get along with our lives without letting any single opportune moment to pass, because every life how pathetic it may be has a moment to excel - the silver lining.

    Silver linings Playbook, directed by David O Russel of The Three Kings and The Fighter fame is a noteworthy effort with a simple yet…