Thursday, Dec 18, 2014



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.

Movie review – The Equalizer
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

This is far from Fuqua's own Training Day and Washington's other impressive body of work, but The Equalizer is a good reminder of what we may be missing.

Movie review: Boyhood
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Boyhood could very well have been called Girlhood. But it may be no coincidence that Linklater went with the first name.

Beauty and the Beast review: There is little to recommend this fairytale
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but there is little to recommend this fairytale told countless times before.

Movie Review: Nightcrawler
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

'Nightcrawler' is no 'Taxi Driver', and Lou while a reflection of our full and empty times isn't really a product of it.

Movie Review: Interstellar
Fri, Nov 07, 2014

'Interstellar' has everything - an Earth-bound story of loss and longing, a space-bound story of endeavour and enterprise, and even an audience-bound message of preserving our planet.

Battle Weary: Fury
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Pitt is taking up from where he let off in Inglourious Basterds, without that film’s delicious touch of irony.

Movie review: Gone girl
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The beauty of Gone Girl was how it made it all seem plausible when suddenly it didn't.

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.