Style inspiration from the Paris ramp
Part intense drama, part dark comedy, the fifth feature by the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu delivers the cinematic equivalent of a knockout punch.
I was impressed by how progressive India was in 1895 — at one point, Shivkar and Sitara start living together, and no one objects. Who knew?
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to fly? Then see Hawaizaada, a film that soars into the skies with its overweening ambitions and miraculously manages to stay airborne as it chronicles the life a man who wanted to fly.
He was once Birdman - a successful star who acted in three films about this winged superhero - and that ghost refuses to leave him. It makes him soar up high and crash, rant out loud and quietly implode.
It is a testament to Neeraj Pandey’s skill that despite a few loopholes, he’s created a film that has drama and moments in which you clap and cheer. I especially enjoyed watching Taapsee Pannu, who plays a female agent, kicking serious butt.
Dolly Ki Doli review by Anupama Chopra: This is success of script
All facial tics and mannerisms, Johnny Depp strives in vain to compensate for the pratfalls-heavy plotline. As for his ghastly upper class accent, the less said the better. The film aims for The Pink Panther-like sophistication, but ends up as an ungainly mess.
If there is one genre of filmmaking Indians have failed to master consistently, it has to be thriller.
Watch Sonam Kapoor-starrer Dolly Ki Doli for the entertaining performances by Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Varun Sharma. Despite the shoddy script and loose strings, this is worth a watch.
We loved Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. But how many times do we have to watch Johnny Depp dealing with same tics and mannerisms? With Mortdecai, Depp proves that this spiel is getting old, and fast.
Benedict Cumberbatch is astonishing in the lead role and Keira Knightley brings emotional depth to her role as his fellow code breaker-cum-fiance. Highly recommended.
Paddington doesn't try to be too clever. Or too sweet. Or too dark, for that matter, though there's plenty of mischief, thanks to Nicole Kidman, channelling her inner villainess. And it works. For parents looking for a film that'll please them and their kids in equal measure, Paddington is just right.
There is a couple out to rekindle their romance and there’s a spirit nursing a wrong done long back. But sadly, there is also a muddled-up screenplay that ensures that Bipasha Basu-Karan Singh Grover-starrer Alone goes nowhere.
When seen in its exclusive elements, it seems like a great movie yet the final picture is pretty underwhelming. It lacks the necessary impact that was deserving of a story of a war hero who was virtually a celebrity back home.
James Marsh's biopic of Stephen Hawking works at a visceral level because of the fine performances of the two leads. Watch this film, which has got multiple Oscar nods, to know about the man behind the celebrated scientist.