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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.

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.