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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.

America’s ‘campus rape crisis’
Sun, Mar 08, 2015

One in 5. That’s the number cited by recent research in the US of victims of sexual assault on college campuses.

Kingsman: The Secret Service review
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Kingsman is just English in manners. Rest is a hotch-potch of blood, gore and some guiltily enjoyable acting (including by newbie Egerton).

Whiplash movie review: A film with only “greatness” in its sights
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

It's a film with only "greatness" in its sights, unflinching of drawing blood and blows -- and its share of Fletchers.

Wild movie review: Tells Cheryl’s story in flashbacks
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The movie tells Cheryl's story in flashbacks that go back and forth and sometimes are even just visual images.

Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) movie review: Story of a bride who feels cheated
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

The story about a bride who feels cheated and has her revenge at own wedding is an emotional roller-coaster.

Love, Rosie movie review: Two friends can’t tell they love each other till they are over 30
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

WHEN two people who have been friends since they were 5 can't find a way to tell they love each other till they are over 30.

The boy next door review: Don’t Love Thy Neighbour Too Much
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Teachers with teenage sons who dress equally sparingly are not to be taken lightly either.

‘Mr Turner’ movie review: Everything is Illuminated
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

Leigh and his director of photography do a seamless job of translating paintings onto screen and vice-versa.

The Boy Next Door movie review: A boy starts haunting his teacher
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

There is murder and surprising amount of gore, car crashes and knife-wielding, but none of the brewing sexual tension.

Mr. Turner movie review: Like any painting, the movie is viewed best at some distance
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Mr. Turner can appear disjointed at times, with episodes moving in and out of view with no real connection to the main story.

Foxcatcher Movie Review: Deep into the ring
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Miller’s film is an interesting look at the high ideals of the Olympics and the low means that sometimes make it possible.

Birdman Movie Review: The sound of my voice
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

A couple of Golden Globes already under its belt, Birdman has garnered seven Oscar nominations.

Mortdecai movie review: The story is predictable
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The story is predictable, the jokes flat, and the action put there because, well, you can’t very well have a heist otherwise.

The Imitation Game movie review: Based on a biography by Andrew Hodges
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

The film tells Turing's life in three chapters, which run parallel to each other.

American Sniper movie review: There is no large picture
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Without getting into the politics of this, Eastwood tells a straight-from-the-hip story of this sniper over four tours of war-torn Iraq.

The Theory of Everything movie review: Call it the black hole
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

It gives us a close look at the withering away of Hawking's body under motor neuron disease or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Big Eyes film review: Keane Interest
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Eerily, Margaret also sees these eyes at times, randomly, on people she encounters in the midst of a painting spree.

Taken 3 film review: A retired CIA operative who comes out of hibernation
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

In Taken 3, Bryan Mills's (Neeson) ex-wife Lenore is found murdered with him holding the murder weapon.

Unbroken film review: Power of the desire to live
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

There are almost no heroes in this chapter of the war treated mostly as a postscript.

The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death film review: Woman with a busload of children in her care
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

The only one who lends her fears a sympathetic ear is Harry (Irvine), a dashing pilot stationed off the island in the village.

A time before hate
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

How do I explain to my children that school was not always a battleground?

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Film Review: Not as much about teaching as impressing
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

So dinosaurs have company in mythical demons, and Pompeii's volcano meets Camelot's swashbuckling Lancelot.

THE BABADOOK review: All she wants is a good night’s sleep
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Amelia lost her husband while on way to hospital to deliver Samuel. She loves him but, seven years later, still hasn't got around to giving him a birthday party.

THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies review: Nothing much happens
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

And so it ends. After five films, 13 years and at least 17 Academy awards, the tale of Middle Earth on the big screen has drawn to a close.

This Is Where I Leave You review: Anything can happen. Anything happens all the time
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

A RECENTLY departed father, an unstoppable mother, four middlingly successful children, their neighbourhood past flings and one week at the family home.

EXODUS: Gods and Kings review: It has a few shades of grey
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Ridley Scott's Exodus is as epic in scale as the director likes them, with horses, swords and men in togas.

Movie review – Horrible Bosses 2
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

There are a lot of risque jokes, plenty of abusive language and a plot that seems suspiciously like it was made up as the film went along.

Movie review – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

We know how it's all going to end, and perhaps even how it's all going to start. Still it's one of those films which -- even if by commercial design, to milk the maximum out of a successful franchise -- takes a pause to give you an idea of what lies in the interrgenum.

Movie review – Dumb And Dumber To
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Even if the story was a little better, there is something quite pathetic about wrinkled, greying men on the wrong side of 40 behaving like their selves from the right side of 20.