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Kill The Messenger movie review
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

By the time a government report came out confirming Webb's story, the film notes, it was lost in the excitement surrounding the President Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair.

The Judge movie review
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

When reminded of his avarice, Hank notes, "Everyone wants an Atticus Finch till there's a dead prostitute in the tub." Deep? Still trying to figure out that one.

Sex Tape movie review
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

There was a time when Cameron Diaz would have breezed through this role. There was a time when Jason Segel could have winged it with her.

‘Left Behind’ movie review
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

"GOD works in mysterious ways," says Chloe (Thomson) right at the beginning of Left Behind. Indeed. Otherwise what explains this dud of a film.

Anabelle movie review
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Even in comparison to The Conjuring -- with its fantastic cast of actors and its sub-text of research and years of pain -- Annabelle pales.

To the PM, from a mother
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Children actually outgrow their mothers, no matter how much Narendra Modi may tell us otherwise.

Give me some love jihad: Imagining what it is to be a young woman in a small town
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

One evening, she got out on the balcony, and there he stood. Alone, with something in his hand. Where had he come from?

Two Night Stand review: It’s boring, despite all the sex talk and sexual implications
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Two Night Stand isn't as bad but, worse, it's boring and insipid, despite all the sex talk and sexual implications along the way.

Review: Deliver Us From Evil
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The three Marines bring back not just post-traumatic stress disorder from that encounter.

Film review: A Walk Among The Tombstones
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

What can you say about a film that so swears about its cerebralism as to discuss sickle cell anaemia at some length, and then picturises a disturbing sequence of a 14-year-old being admired by two sexual predators against an astonishingly and unironically sunny number?

Film review: The Maze Runner
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The Maze Runner comes in soberingly dark tones, backed by solid acting.

Migration still on the rise as job opportunities shrink in Kerala
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The glamour associated with Gulf emigration is still very strong among the Kerala youngsters.

The Prince movie review: You keep hoping therein may lie a tale
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Clearly, you need to find something for John Cusack to do in this mess of a film apart from look groggy eyed?

Movie review: Life of Crime
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Life of Crime is about four people who have all seen better days, living in a city that has seen better days. This sense of what could have been permeates this crime caper/character study.

Review: Sin City – A Dame to Kill For
Fri, Sep 05, 2014

Ignore the graphic gore and violence sheathed in style, and Sin City is a very conservative story -- about privileged people who are bad, and the unprivileged ones who are good.

Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Super-rich men who have had accidents in super-secret labs and now live in super-size castles in super-solitude are rarely up to any good.

Review : The November Man
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

And there you thought it was going all nice and simple with a brutal -- what else? -- Russian general-turned-politician with a rough taste -- what else? -- in the ladies.

The Expendables 3 review: Stallone doesn’t move anything apart from his biceps
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Stallone is at it again, flexing his old muscles for yet another punch at any country that falls between Middle East and Central Asia

Film review: The Giver
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

IT'S A sweet, sweet irony to have Katie Holmes star as a cold-as-ice mother and Director of Justice in Lois Lowry's version of an ordered, utopian society.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

This is the level of destruction in Guardians of the Galaxy, spread across planets and species in this multifarious universe of ours.

Review: Into the Storm
Fri, Aug 08, 2014

On the first two aspects, Into The Storm succeeds, including in placing tornadoes 1, 2, 3...and on within the context of our times

Film review: Lucy
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Besson's first action film in a long time -- shot in his familiar hyperkinetic style -- is more fictional science than science fiction.

Movie Review: Hercules
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Hercules would be little more than a series of wars and body pile-ups strung together -- even if Ratner does manage to surprise once in a while.

Film review: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

This may be the best work from director Wes Anderson.

Alice and the Chief Justice of Wonderland, by Markandey Katju
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Judiciary to music, Pak to poetry, nothing escapes ex-SC judge’s blogs.

Review: Begin Again
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Begin Again is almost hopeless in the cliched characters and story plots it trots out.

Film review – Planes: Fire and Rescue
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Age and a lifetime have no place in an animation, even though Up spared both a thought.

Film review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

"TELL me," whispers one human to another in the film, "doesn't the ape make your stomach crawl?" That question, my friend, is directed at you.

The Fault in Our Stars film review
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

The film is faithful to a fault from the dialogues to the clothes, the setting and the food, even while skipping over some of the unpleasant details.

Movie review: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Repeat director DeBlois and repeat cast of Baruchel, Butler and Ferrera place hardly a foot wrong in stepping up this Vikings and Dragons story.

Movie review: Grace Of Monaco
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

It is to Grace of Monaco's credit that it takes a chance with the amount of time it devotes to old men smoking.

The Dead Man’s War
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

Based on Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow has just the right cast both in front of and behind the camera, who play to their strengths and have fun with their weaknesses.

Film review: Edge of Tomorrow
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Edge of Tomorrow has just the right cast both in front of and behind the camera, who play to their strengths and have fun with their weaknesses.

Movie review: Blended
Fri, May 30, 2014

There is absolutely nothing in Blended that you haven't seen before.

Film Review: Maleficent
Fri, May 30, 2014

Maleficent is Disney's version of the evil fairy of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, who cursed the princess to death-like sleep.

Movie review: X Men – Days of Future Past
Fri, May 23, 2014

Here is a film that not only underlines how "humanity has always feared someone different from it".

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