Shalini Langer


Journey to the centre of the earth
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Peace is a delicate thing and if you are in Jerusalem, you learn to appreciate it more.

Secret In Their Eyes movie review
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Secret In Their Eyes movie review: A tighter film would see Billy Ray deploy much cleverer and subtler methods than he does in his pursuit of Marzin/Beckwith. However, that is about the only wrong note Secret in their Eyes strikes.

Spectre movie review: Daniel Craig movie is a pleasure-less, workman-like exercise
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Spectre movie review: Sam Mendes tries by making a complete break and not giving Daniel Craig the emotional baggage he has been hauling in the last two Bonds.

Hotel Transylvania 2 movie review
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

There are two running gags in Hotel Transylvania 2, and both are not directed at the children. One deals with overprotective parents, the other with over political correctness.

Goosebumps movie review
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The film 'Goosebumps', directed by Rob Letterman, apparently has author R L Stine's approval. It's hard to see why.

Burnt movie review
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

There are ghosts to be slayed, debts to be paid, beatings to be had, but however much Bradley Cooper's character insults and assails, a helping hand and at least three people in love with him are never too far away.

Rock The Kasbah movie review
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Rock The Kasbah tries many things without any sense of history, geography or, less ambitiously, irony.

The Last Witch Hunter movie review
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

At a particularly fretful moment in 'The Last Witch Hunter', the 37th Dolan turns to Kaulder and asks, "Does that make sense to you?" The right question would be: "Did they think it should?"

President Pranab Mukherjee stresses on peaceful co-existence
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The President's office described the visit as a success, saying that India had reiterated its position on Palestine, while making it clear that it wanted better relations with Israel.

Crimson Peak movie review
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Little makes sense in this visually rich film from that director of the horror Crimson Peak excess Guillermo del Toro, that has ideas as wispy thin as the ghost -- or is it ghosts? -- that populates it.

Bridge Of Spies movie review
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

"What defines us both as American? It is the Constitution, that is the only rule book." That's James B Donovan speaking, and once again Steven Spielberg hits the nail on the head with a film so politically astute for its times.

Israel Visit: Diversity is India’s integrating factor, says Pranab Mukherjee
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Talking about India’s “significant” Jewish population, he pointed out that Hebrew was being taught in India’s educational institutions long before the State of Israel was established.

At Knesset, President Mukherjee skips violence, focuses on India-Israel relations
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

A day after one of the worst attacks in Jerusalem, Mukherjee disappointed many by not talking about the violence in the Israeli parliament or earlier in Ramallah.

Message clear in Indian President being here: Imad Abu Kishek
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Welcoming Mukherjee, university president Imad Abu Kishek said, “The message is clear in the Indian President choosing to visit the only Palestinian university in the holy city of Jerusalem.”

Religious aggression behind al-Aqsa tension: Mahmoud Abbas
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

With Ramallah among other places in West Bank witnessing tense clashes among protesters and Israeli security forces, the two sides had a discussion centring around the crisis.

Geneva 1 consensus only way to resolve Syria crisis, agree India, Jordan
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

During the talks, India and Jordan said an understanding was needed to fight terror on all fronts, and it was not enough to talk about a few groups.

Sicario movie review
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

'Sicario', which means hitman, would suffer if Emily Blunt wasn't playing that role. But it also suffers for putting her there, as the outsider in a film with few people without blood on their hands.

‘The Martian’ movie review
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

The Martian review: Glee is the underlying narrative of from this surprisingly optimistic space tale the director who gave us Alien. 'Man stranded on Mars' is just the setting.

Et Tu, Harry Potter? The pressure of organising the perfect birthday party for your child
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Having long given up the quest to be a perfect mother, I last week gave up the dream of hosting that perfect birthday.

The Intern review
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The Intern review: Surely, Anne Hathaway was the choice for this role because of The Devil Wears Prada.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials review
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials review - The film is nothing more than bombed-out buildings, uprooted roads, sandy banks, deserted malls, dust-laden vehicles, and lots and lots of zombies.

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Movie Review
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

After watching 'Pawn Sacrifice', the game, that involves kings, queens, knights and bishops, but essentially two players poring over a small table, will never look the same again.

‘Black Mass’ Movie Review
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

'Black Mass' review: Covering the events between 1975 and 1992, the movie is essentially about FBI's arrangement with Depp's character that was only used by the latter to further his criminal run.

Everest movie review
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Everest movie review: The film is shot beautifully, and in 3D, the dips and highs of the glorious peak are eminently watchable.

We Are Your Friends review
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

We Are Your Friends review: There are parties, indoors and outdoors, lots of dancing, and plenty of gyrating bodies.

She’s Funny That Way review
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

She's Funny That Way review: Wilson is repetitive and tiresome, Poots grossly inadequate, Hahn again underused, the dialogues flat and the punch-lines absent.

HITMAN: Agent 47 review
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

HITMAN: Agent 47 review - It is a film where the most delicately handled is 47's suit, that he hangs up carefully at the end of every blood-splattered day.

Ricki and the Flash review
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Ricki and the Flash movie review: Meryl Streep plays a middling musician who leaves her children to pursue a career, she struggles.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E review
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

The problem is that Cavill and Hammer don't light any sparks, together or apart, good as they look in the sharp suits.

Awed by Radhe Maa
Sat, Aug 22, 2015

How many 50-plus women can wield the trishul and a rose with equal aplomb?

The Gift movie review
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The Gift review: Edgerton and Bateman put in very good performances in a story that depends entirely on our inability to trust their characters.

Fant4stic review: The Fantastic 4 are young, right out of school
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Fant4stic review: When Fantastic 4 becomes Fant4stic, you do know the reboot you are getting. Yes, they are younger, right out of school.

What does Independence Day mean to young people now?
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

When we were young, no one had to tell us to love our country.

‘Vacation’ movie review
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

'Vacation' movie review: In this case, the journey may not be worth the destination

Shaun the Sheep movie review
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Shaun the Sheep review: Despite the size and the scale (85 minutes), the filmmakers retain the innocence about a flock of sheep and their beloved farmer.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation review: Tom Cruise has everything going for him except the story
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation movie review: The Tom Cruise movie thankfully never strays into chemical or nuclear territory again.