Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Shalini Langer

Associate Editor

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".

Movie review: Godzilla
Fri, May 16, 2014

Edwards’s Godzilla does more than feature a nuclear plant blast, it also sees tsunami-like waves sweep into islands and put many.

Movie review: Fading Gigolo
Fri, May 16, 2014

The plot of Gigolo Fading is as hair brained as can originate from Allen, but far more generous towards its women.

Movie Review: Million Dollar Arm is not too ambitious in its pitch
Fri, May 09, 2014

It's taken nearly six years making Million Dollar Arm to the big screen and it has its heart in the right place.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ review: Andrew Garfield brings dollops of romance
Sat, May 03, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes with two villains with just enough character and enough acting abilities to make the contest worthwhile.

Brick Mansions review: Paul Walker is the best thing about it
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Paul Walker wouldn't want this to be remembered as his last film. Well, he can rest in peace.

Transcendence review: It ties itself down in clichés
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

There are too many times these days at the movies when Johnny Depp seems transcendent -- certainly unaffected by the normal. This film is apparently counting on it.

Film review: Oculus
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Oculus's success as a horror thriller lies in how well it keeps its characters and consequently the audience on their toes.

The World’s First Superhero
Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Aronofsky doesn’t spare the details, with the ark built almost exactly as described in the Bible.

Noah review
Sat, Mar 29, 2014

NOAH was arguably the world's first superhero, certainly the first whose story lends itself well to CGI/3D-enhanced telling.

Action-Packed
Sat, Mar 01, 2014

In his late-age reinvention as an action hero, Neeson picks up from where he left in Serra’s last film ‘Unknown’.

Movie review: Non Stop
Fri, Feb 28, 2014

In his late-age reinvention as an action hero, Neeson picks up from where he left in Serra's last film 'Unknown'.

No Surprises
Sat, Jan 04, 2014

Mitty (Stiller) is a ‘negative assets manager’ at Life magazine,which is about to bring out its last issue in print.

Review: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

There's nothing that comes as a surprise in Walter Mitty.

Review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Fri, Jan 03, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street is about unsettling excess.

Faux Documentary
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D,produced by BBC Earth and named after a BBC TV documentary mini-series,takes its dinosaurs seriously.

Engrossing and Intense
Sat, Dec 28, 2013

Nolan’s backstory is told through flashbacks to the life he and his loving wife shared.

Movie review: Paul Walker’s last outing ‘Hours’
Fri, Dec 27, 2013

Paul Walker,who died last month in a car crash,ventures as far away as he can from his Fast & Furious roles.

Movie review: ‘Walking with the Dinosaurs 3D’
Fri, Dec 27, 2013

Can Walking With Dinosaurs have the prattle of Happy Feet?

Little to Sink Your Teeth Into
Sat, Dec 21, 2013

Food that has become monstrous had already been dealt with in the first part,and so there is little to startle us here.

Review: ‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′
Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 lives true to that fear,with a riot of colours for imagination.

Hobbit! Dwarves! Action!
Fri, Dec 13, 2013

This tale is less about the big battles but the little people who fight them.

Notable,Not Exceptional
Sat, Dec 07, 2013

A large part of it has to again do with Jennifer Lawrence.

Movie Review: The Hunger Games Catching Fire
Fri, Dec 06, 2013

This second part of the successful Hunger Games trilogy manages to carve itself a notable space.