Movie Reviews

Warner bros to use Scorsese to rope in Leonardo DiCaprio for Batman nemesis The Joker

When news broke last week that Warner Bros. is developing a movie detailing the origin story of Batman nemesis The Joker, many were surprised to see the name Martin Scorsese listed among the producers. After all, why would the 74-year old auteur...

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Hana Jusic’s quirky family drama Quit Staring at My Plate selected in best foreign-language film in the Oscars.

Sweden,Sept2:Writer-director Hana Jusic’s quirky family drama premiered in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival last year. Croatia has selected Hana Jusic’s quirky family drama Quit Staring at My...

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Pullikkaran Staraa Movie Review: Syam Dhar’s debut directorial venture was a fine thriller

Featuring Mammootty in the lead role, Pullikkaran Staraa is one among the three big releases of this day (September 1, 2017). The movie is Directed by young film-maker Syam Dhar,...

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Matthew Vaughn’s cheeky spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle gets rosy projections

Hollywood,Sept1:That may be enough to beat animated Lego spinoff ‘Ninjago,’ although the two films cater to completely different audiences. British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn’s cheeky spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle is generating...

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Movie Review: A weak script takes down a strong subject

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar Starring, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan is the Hindi remake of the much-loved 2013 Tamil flick – Kalyana Samayal Saadham (Wedding Feast in English). The romantic comedy...

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Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is life and passions of a troubled pastor

Hollywood,August31:Ethan Hawke plays a troubled pastor and Amanda Seyfried a parishioner who comes to him for help in Paul Schrader’s new drama. Paul Schrader’s roots are showing, assertively and self-consciously,...

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Velipadinte Pusthakam Movie Review: Disappointing one From Mohanlal and Lal Jose

Velipadinte Pusthakam, The much-awaited Malayalam movie starred by Super Star Mohanlal, reached in about 200 theatres in Kerala. The film, in which Mohanlal associating with director Lal Jose for the...

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Kate Winslet is Mary’s voice in Mary Stewart’s animation adaptation of Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Hollywood,August31:The feature is the first from Studio Ponoc, founded by Studio Ghibli alumni Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura. Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Ruby Barnhill, Louis Ashbourne Serkis and Ewen Bremner...

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 Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ opens at the 74th Venice International Film Festival

Venice,August30:A good filmmaker knows when it’s time to leave his comfort zone, and Alexander Payne, four years after his last film, “Nebraska” (2013), must have figured that he’d taken the amblin’-road-movie-that’s-really-a-plunge-into-the-kooky-heart-of-Middle-America...

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Please kill Arnold Schwarzenegger in Killing Gunther

Hollywood,August29:Arnold Schwarzenegger has donned the role of a hitman in Killing Gunther and the entertaining trailer just dropped. Announced as Why We’re Killing Gunther during Cannes 2016, Killing Gunther is an action-comedy...

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Paco Plaza’s ‘Veronica’ gives us a real life Conjuring-style horror coming out at the TIFF

Toronto,August29:Making its international bow at TIFF next month, Paco Plaza’s ‘Veronica’ puts a supernatural spin on a real-life Spanish case from the 1990s. As one half of the directing tandem responsible...

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Semih Kaplanoglu’s English-language sci-fi epic fable: Grain premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival

Berlin,August29:Grain is Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu’s English-language debut is a dystopian sci-fi epic filmed on three continents. Seven years after completing his “Yusuf trilogy” with Bal (Honey), which won the Golden Bear in...

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Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Viennese action thriller: Cold Hell (Die holle)

Sweden,August29:A Turkish taxi driver turns vigilante against her serial killer nemesis in Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Viennese action thriller. A religiously motivated serial killer is targeting Muslim female sex workers and...

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Can Ulkay’s Ayla: The Daughter of War selected Turkish foreign-language film in the Oscars

Sweden,August28:A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Turkey has...

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Arjun Reddy Review: Thrills with an intense romantic love angle

Banner: Bhadrakali Pictures Producer: Pranay Vanga Director: Sandeep Vanga Music: Radhan Casting: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Kanchana, Sanjay Swaroop, Kamal Kamaraju, Gopinath Bhat,J ia Sharma, Amit Sharma, Priyadarshi, Bhuvan, Aditi...

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Martial arts pic ‘Birth of the Dragon’ and animated film ‘Leap!’ open nationwide

Hollywood,August25:A trio of smaller offerings — including martial arts pic ‘Birth of the Dragon’ and animated ‘Leap!’ — open nationwide. The dog days of August are just that at the...

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