Devarsi Ghosh

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Titane review: All you need is love in Ducournau's controversial car-sex movie

Titane movie review: Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the film stars Agathe Rouselle as a serial killing mechanophile.
Titane movie review: The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Titane movie review: The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Published on Jan 28, 2022 10:01 AM IST
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Unpaused 2 review: Nagraj Manjule, Ayappa KM deliver solid entries in miniseries

  • The second instalment of Unpaused looks at the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on work and livelihood across social classes.
Unpaused Naya Safar review: A still from the miniseries.
Unpaused Naya Safar review: A still from the miniseries.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 10:48 AM IST
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Bhoothakaalam review: A moving mental health drama disguised as horror

Bhoothakaalam movie review: Rahul Sadasivan’s Malayalam horror film, streaming on SonyLIV, stars Shane Nigam as a troubled young man and Revathy as his clinically depressed mother.
Bhoothakaalam movie review: Shane Nigam and Revahthy in a still from the movie.
Bhoothakaalam movie review: Shane Nigam and Revahthy in a still from the movie.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 07:17 AM IST
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The Tragedy of Macbeth review: Shadows and star turns in Joel Coen’s bard noir

The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Joel Coen’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, is a hyperstylised experiment by a master cinephile.
The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington in a still from the movie.
The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington in a still from the movie.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 11:38 AM IST
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Human review: Shefali Shah gives a vicious performance

  • Human review: The latest Disney+ Hotstar series, headlined by Shefali Shah and directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh, aptly communicates the evils of unbridled capitalism.
Human review: Shefali Shah in a still from the Disney+ Hotstar series.
Human review: Shefali Shah in a still from the Disney+ Hotstar series.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:09 AM IST
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Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala shines in Mahesh Bhatt’s tribute to Parveen Babi

  • Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul as the Babi stand-in Amna Parvez makes the series consistently watchable. 
Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul brings a feral intensity to her scenes.
Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul brings a feral intensity to her scenes.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 10:10 AM IST
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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: The world is magical

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky movie review: Alexandre Koberidze’s contemplative but warm film with magic-realist touches is now streaming on Mubi.
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: A still from the movie. 
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: A still from the movie. 
Published on Jan 08, 2022 01:26 PM IST
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Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Even Naseeruddin Shah can’t save bad writing

Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: It’s bewildering to see such a poorly developed screenplay get bankrolled and attract names like Lara Dutta Bhupathi and Soha Ali Khan.
Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Surendra Rajan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raghubir Yadav from the show.
Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Surendra Rajan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raghubir Yadav from the show.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 10:12 AM IST
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Best Indian films of 2021: Karnan and Sherni to The Great Indian Kitchen

The minutiae of oppressive structures, such as patriarchy, caste system, or institutionalised political corruption took centre stage in many of the best Indian films. 
Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:06 AM IST
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Don’t Look Up review: Leo, J-Law in a superb satire on climate change

  • Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence's film is a hilarious and horrifying allegory of how humanity will always choose ignorance over the uncomfortable truth.
Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers in the film.
Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers in the film.
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 05:00 PM IST
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Minnal Murali review: Kerala delivers India’s first great superhero movie

  • Minnal Murali movie review: Basil Joseph's latest film, starring Tovino Thomas in the lead, has finally cracked the superhero formula for India.
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas in a still from the film.
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas in a still from the film.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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What The Matrix Resurrections is telling us: There is no hope for humanity

  • Lana Wachowski's The Matrix Resurrections combines the ideas of the preceding trilogy and concludes that humans are better off not facing what's real.
Keanu Reeves in a still from The Matrix Resurrections.
Keanu Reeves in a still from The Matrix Resurrections.
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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The Whistleblower review: Bad writing spoils Vyapam scam-based SonyLIV series

  • The Whistleblower review: SonyLIV released a new series this Friday, based on the Vyapam scam but it could not come close to the streamer's another scam-inspired marvel.
The Whistleblower review: A still from the series.
The Whistleblower review: A still from the series.
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 08:01 PM IST
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West Side Story review: Spielberg’s take is conservative with a few draws

  • West Side Story review: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the musical stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria.
West Side Story: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation is a safe celebration of the musical.
West Side Story: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation is a safe celebration of the musical.
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 01:40 PM IST
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Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: A toast to murderous beauties

Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi's new Zindagi series is oozing with style, heartache and violence.
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: The new series follows women avenging male wrongdoings.
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: The new series follows women avenging male wrongdoings.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 01:50 PM IST
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Azor: Sinister look at the culture of silence that lets evil thrive

  • Azor, currently streaming on MUBI, follows a Swiss banker investigating his partner’s disappearance in Argentina during the Dirty War.
Azor is directed by Andreas Fontana.
Azor is directed by Andreas Fontana.
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 08:45 AM IST
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Bob Biswas review: Kahaani spin-off is a routine action thriller

  • Bob Biswas movie review: Despite a strong supporting cast, Abhishek Bachchan's new thriller is just a good-enough watch.
Bob Biswas movie review: Abhishek Bachchan plays the titular character.
Bob Biswas movie review: Abhishek Bachchan plays the titular character.
Updated on Dec 03, 2021 02:54 PM IST
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The Power of the Dog review: Brimming with foreboding and erotic tension

  • The Power of the Dog movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst star in Jane Campion's first movie in 12 years.
The Power of the Dog movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the film.
The Power of the Dog movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the film.
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 07:17 PM IST
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House of Gucci review: Gaga shines in this Italian soap opera on cocaine

  • House of Gucci movie review: Lady Gaga is electric in this Ridley Scott film about love, greed and murder. 
House of Gucci movie review: Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in a still from the movie.
House of Gucci movie review: Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in a still from the movie.
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 03:18 PM IST
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Chhorii review: Nushrratt’s feminist heroine shows rural horrors their place

  • Chhorii movie review: Nushrratt Bharuccha's Amazon Prime Video horror film pales in comparison to the Marathi original.
Chhorii movie review: Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a pregnant woman in the movie.
Chhorii movie review: Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a pregnant woman in the movie.
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 01:07 PM IST
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Cowboy Bebop: Why Netflix’s live-action adaptation is a super-flop

  • Cowboy Bebop is the latest anime to get the live action treatment by Hollywood. The product, as expected, has been disappointing.
Cowboy Bebop is the live action version of hit anime series of the same name.
Cowboy Bebop is the live action version of hit anime series of the same name.
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 10:40 AM IST
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Dhamaka: The latest bad Bollywood remake of a South Korean hit

Dhamaka is not the first time that Bollywood has tried its hand at remaking a South Korean thriller. Sadly, it will also not be the last.
Kartik Aaryan plays a TV journalist caught up between humanity and TRPs in Dhamaka.
Kartik Aaryan plays a TV journalist caught up between humanity and TRPs in Dhamaka.
Published on Nov 20, 2021 07:20 AM IST
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