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  • 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…

  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    Bareilly Ki Barfi

    ★★★

    Trend is a dangerous word and even more an infectious phenomena. But perhaps no one can understand the word better than Bollywood. "Jo bikta hai woh repeat hota hai". The latest trend in Bollywood is going small town and in the last few months we have seen one film after another set in a small town with more down to earth protagonists and realistic set ups. Bareilly ki Barfi is the latest addition to the list and honestly I walked…

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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…