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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Rashid Irani

Review: Away We Go

Sam Mendes’s brilliant follow-up to Revolutionary Road is filled with the quirky, quixotic characters that have been a hallmark of his work, says Rashid Irani.

Review: Surrogates

Adapted from the 2006 graphic novel, this cautionary sci-fi tale is directed in lacklustre fashion by Jonathan Mostow, writes Rashid Irani.

Review: Julie & Julia

Adapting not just one but two real-life stories, writer-director Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle) skillfully juggles the dual plotlines revolving around two women from different generations, says Rashid Irani.

Review: G-Force

A seamless blend of live-action and animation, G-Force fits easily into the ever-burgeoning genre of 3-D cartoons, says Rashid Irani.

Review: Shorts

The computer-generated effects are a bit tacky and amidst the mayhem, the script also packs in a cautionary message about the consequences of making an unreasonable wish, says Rashid Irani.

Review: Whiteout

Do you fancy a trip to the South Pole? If so, then this is the film for you. In fact, the majestic ice-scapes of Antarctica are the only reason to venture into this muddled potboiler, says Rashid Irani.

Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

Based on the much-loved bestseller of the same name, The Time Traveler’s Wife revolves around a librarian (Bana) who suffers from a strange affliction that causes him to randomly slip back and forth in time, says Rashid Irani.

Movie Review: Twilight

Director Hardwicke succeeds in giving the familiar story a fresh twist. Kristen Stewart is passable. Pattinson has the kind of uber-cool screen presence that is favoured by the tweens. Read on for full review by Rashid Irani.

Review: A Christmas Carol

Clearly, he’s techno-friendly. Robert Zemeckis, the director of the Oscar-grabbing Forrest Gump, has obviously not rested on his laurels. On the heels of what has been termed the ‘performance-capture’ technique evidenced in The Polar Express and Beowulf, he returns with A Christmas Carol.

Rashid Irani's Review: Ninja Assassin

The pre-credits sequence of this martial arts actioner is unflinchingly violent. James McTeigue’s follow-up to his dystopian debut feature, V For Vendetta, finds the director moving into the predictable mode. Read on for full review.

Rashid Irani's Review: Tinker Bell...

This second edition of the adventures of a tantrum-throwing yet irresistibly cute fairy oozes so much charm that it is likely to entertain even those viewers who have had their fill of animation movies. The key to its appeal, especially for the kiddie audiences, is that the mini-story is narrated with utter simplicity and clarity. Read on for full review. 

Rashid Irani's Review: Julie & Julia

Adapting not just one but two real-life stories, writer-director Ephron skillfully juggles the dual plotlines revolving around two women from different generations, says Rashid Irani.

Rashid Irani's Review: A Christmas Carol

This may not be the best version of Charles Dickens’ novella, there’s plenty to marvel at. The wondrous 3-D visuals, Victorian England settings and inspired multiple performances by Jim Carrey, says Rashid Irani.

Rashid Irani's Review: The Twilight Saga - New Moon

The second installment in the Twilight series is certainly not as riveting. It strives to remain as faithful to the fatalistic tone of the first movie, and cashes in once again on the youth appeal of its lead players Stewart and Pattinson, says Rashid Irani.
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