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The Vatican tapes movie review
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

The Vatican Tapes movie review: A raven appears, a girl acts strangely, and something bad happens.

Southpaw movie review
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Gyllenhaal too is curiously disappointing, more caught up in his own character, with its tattoos, its constantly puffed eye.

ANT-MAN movie review
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

ANT-MAN movie review: You keep waiting for that saving-the-world moment, and all you get is an ant squasher.

Mr. Holmes movie review
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Mr. Holmes movie review: The mystery has melancholy, a delightful Frances de la Tour, the otherwordly instrument armonica, and a showstopper.

Why parenthood is an exercise in risk management
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

How does one decide when to let go?

Minions movie review
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Minions movie review: There is an intrinsic problem with this film about creatures who exist just to serve.

Pitch Perfect 2 review
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

Pitch Perfect 2 review: A completely random script, held together by a few scenes of actual delight, lets down Elizabeth Banks effort.

Terminator Genisys Review: Arnold Schwarzenegger movie runs virtually on the same lines as the first Terminator
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

He is back, and this time not just from the future, but also the past. Not to forget inhabiting parallel timelines.

Entourage review: How bad can a film about a Hollywood star be?
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Entourage review: Larsen confesses he has never ever seen any of the films he has funded. We of course have no such luck.

Spy review: Watch it for Melissa McCarthy
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

'Spy' review: The film could have done with sharper editing, shorter length, and lesser blood, some of which spills over from satire to farce.

Jurassic World movie review: Despite the technology, animals lack the different personalities of the original’s
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Jurassic World also makes an argument for how monster is "a relative term".

Movie review: ‘The Age Of Adaline’
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

One chance encounter leaves Adaline (Lively) with the gift of never ageing. However, that's not the problem with The Age of Adaline -- not at all. For explanation for the science of it has been conveniently left for "2035".

Movie review: ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Somewhere along the way, the all-too-familiar story among all-too-familiar characters loses sight of what children can do and what they probably won't.

San Andreas review
Fri, May 29, 2015

'San Andreas' is a serious film about rocks and what happens when they move.

Maggie movie review
Fri, May 29, 2015

Maggie review: We get full-blown infected, and how the town deals with them; we get teens half-way there, and how their parents cope with that.

Movie review: ‘Poltergeist’
Fri, May 22, 2015

'Poltergeist' movie review: The movie still falls back on TV, and does hardly anything with it.

Movie review: ‘Tomorrowland’
Fri, May 22, 2015

'Tomorrowland' review: It's a disappointment from a director who has given us delightfully entertaining and intelligent films such as Ratatouille and The Incredibles before.

Junk the guilt, childhood can never be only about healthy eating
Sun, May 17, 2015

My children are allowed “junk food” once a week. But that inexhaustible list actually just means burgers and pizzas, ordered from outside.

Movie review: Danny Collins
Sat, May 16, 2015

'Danny Collins' already reeling under a predictable script, just sinks. Lennon's songs, and one original, can keep you going, but only so far.

Mad Max: Fury Road review: An entire story on vehicles on the move
Sat, May 16, 2015

Many old Mad Max fans are heartbroken at Charlize Theron being the real hero of this film. Nicholas Hoult is the closest in the acting department to Theron as Joe's "war boy" chasing imagined glory, while Tom Hardy is all lips.

Movie Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’
Fri, May 08, 2015

The comic timing of both Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, keep the laughs coming.

Movie Review: ‘Playing It Cool’
Fri, May 08, 2015

'Playing It Cool' clearly isn't making a play for East Asia. Rest all is game.

While We’re Young movie review
Fri, May 01, 2015

A delightful and witty comedy, it warmly embraces the likes of us while gently treating those others, ribbing both and mocking none.

Movie review – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Avengers takes barely a pause between its various supernatural clashes, including a really long one between Iron Man and The Hulk, and its collapsing buildings, vehicles, roads and tracks.

‘The Water Diviner’ Review: A Long Way From Home
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The Water Diviner is “inspired by true events” and based literally on a line about a father.

Movie Review: ‘It Follows’
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

The film has many horror and scary elements while towards the end, 'It Follows' does become irksome, appearing repetitive despite its short length, one can take away that heartwarming thought.

‘Broken Horses’ review: Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Parinda’ has returned after 25 years
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Broken Horse review - The moral of the story for Chopra: If you want to try something new, perhaps go for something new.

When a Man Loves a (Working) Girl
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Why we still care for the all-time favourite love story Pretty Woman, which turns 25 this year.

Movie review: Furious 7
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Family again hangs around all the time in the background in Furious 7.

Movie review: The Gunman
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

'The Gunman' is about a killer, a political assassination, some regrets, lots of deaths across two continents, a love story, and most improbably, the effects of head trauma.

Movie review: Run All Night
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Run All Night doesn't do as well with the relationship between Jimmy and Michael, though Kinnaman is efficient enough.

Movie review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' has little in terms of a story except a wedding, and Richard Gere. The wedding involves engagement, sangeet, and the shaadi itself.

Movie review: ‘Insurgent’
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

With all the justifications of this post-acolapyse world dealt with in the first film, 'Insurgent' purely involves three women who are making the world around them spin.

CHAPPiE movie review: Charming and absolutely tragic
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

THE most surprising part of Chappie, by Academy Award-nominee Blomkamp, is that Hugh Jackman plays second fiddle to Dev Patel.

Focus movie review: Starts and ends as a tame love story
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

It's hard to say who has gained in the process, Focus or the Censors.

Not easy to take a break
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Like Rahul, I too have soul searched on a break. Now I know better than to try again.