Keni review: Keni is a story that has its heart in the right place. However, it is not just about what you say but also about how you say it. Not a just good story that asks a few right questions is enough for good cinema.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri review: Frances McDormand, an actor never given to exaggerations, is a picture of un-subdued grief here, her eyes vacant and haunting, her pain a gaping wound seeking to be filled.
The melding of the myth and the real is not as effective, though, and the film becomes repetitive in places. But overall, ‘Raakshas’ holds, and is a welcome step in the direction of making non-Hindi contemporary, inventive cinema accessible to all.
Game Night movie review: A combination of some nifty directing, winsome acting, and some genuine laughs make Game Night as entertaining a film as one with such limited goals can get.
Welcome To New York movie review: You wish there was more savagery and skewering all round, but Welcome To New York, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh, turns out to be a limp, lame tribute to Bollywood.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety movie review: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh starrer Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is breezy enough, and provides some laughs, some of which escape involuntarily.
Actor Pallavi Joshi on starring in Heena Dsouza’s short film Pressure Cooker, her comeback, and television shows becoming more regressive
Hostiles movie review: The trenchant Christian Bale, always an actor who can make everything he does seem important but remote, struggles to portray a battle-hardened Captain of the Union army.
Awe has high entertainment value, strong emotions, progressive characters, thrills, chills, comedy and some philosophy. Prasanth could have even made this film work without big actors or fancy sets in it.
Structured as a ‘whodunit’ film, Naachiyaar uses the unreliable narrator potently. The final reveal isn’t a surprise, but there is enough pathos to keep you invested. The film’s crisp run-time is another added advantage.
The Shape of Water movie review: That The Shape of Water has 13 Oscar nominations indicates that the love story largely floats above the problems with the film — buoyed to a large extent by a timorous, luminous, powerful Sally Hawkins.
Aiyaary movie review: Even though the movie puts together an impressive ensemble cast comprising some of our best actors, it takes a lot of time to establish their characters. A veteran in Neeraj Pandey’s movies, Manoj Bajpayee carries the film on his shoulders.
Black Panther is getting all the applause for celebrating an all African-American cast and while that garners a huge kudos for Marvel, the film is worth praising regardless of the colour of the people it features.
Tholi Prema has nothing new to offer. Many times, the filmmakers win half the battle when they get the casting right. Venky has shown a great wisdom in paring Varun Tej and Raashi Khanna opposite each other.
The 15:17 to Paris isn't really an original Eastwood story. But it's easy to see what would attract him to this real-life tale about three ordinary Americans, two of them off-duty soldiers, foiling a possible terror attack aboard a train in 2015.
PadMan movie review: PadMan isn’t a particularly good film. It has tonal problems, swinging between commonplace-ness and flat-out filmi-ness, because it is trying to appeal to many constituencies at the same time.
Aami movie review: It is, indeed, impressive to watch Manju Warrier play the role of a conflicted woman. Her conviction in the performance is what keeps our attention even when narration loses steam.
Kalakalappu 2 movie review: In Tamil, Kalakalapu mean happiness or cheerfulness. But there is absolutely nothing in Kalakalapu 2 to cheer about. Nor is happiness the feeling that the film leaves you with as you walk out of the theater.
Inttelligent movie review: The only thing that works in favour of the Sai Dharam Tej starrer is its runtime, which is 2 hours 10 minutes. Five minutes more of this outdated saga may cause serious damage to our brains.
Savarakathi movie review: This Ram and Mysskin starrer is an odd film that is tough to slot. It doesn’t floor you in amazement. But it keeps you hooked with its weird charm
Hey Jude movie review: Hey Jude is Nivin Pauly's canvas. He has gained a huge amount of body weight to play the character and strikes home with the performance of an unconfident, introvert person with serious socialising problems.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure movie review: Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his friends plunge here right into the mess with the word go, without making any concessions for those who may have come two movies too late into this franchise.
With Daniel Day-Lewis declaring Phantom Thread to be his last film, it adds a secondary layer of sadness to this story about an artiste learning to "take it easy".
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren movie review: Thanks to a completely unpardonable run time of almost two and a half hours, what starts as funny ends up leaving us exasperated.
Touch Chesi Choodu movie review: Touch Chesi Chudu, which is written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Vikram Sirikonda, is much better than Ravi Teja's previous outing Raja The Great. That is, indeed, a relief.
Kuldip Patwal: I Didn't Do It! movie review: It is a mess which never quite comes together, with both story and characters and dialogue meandering all over the place.
Aadhi movie review: Pranav's performance in action sequences is one of the mainstays in the film. Shot in real locations, Pranav draws applause for his skills in free running or popularly known as Parkour.
Bhaagamathie movie review: Anushka Shetty lifts the mood with the loud burst of her performance as the possessed woman but her Chanchala character is a letdown.
Nimir movie review: Helmed by Priyadharshan, Nimir is a fairly faithful remake that overreaches at points to satisfy the mainstream. Here is our review of the Udhayanidhi starrer.
Padmavati movie review: Padmaavat belongs, far and away, to Ranveer Singh’s Khilji, who bites into mounds of meat (serving well the prototype of the Muslim savage ) and his part with such relish that you can taste it.
Carbon movie review: Venu has maintained a firm grip on the storytelling and beautifully brings out emotional conflicts in the characters in a well-written screenplay. Carbon is an engaging adventure film that should not be missed.
Kiccha Sudeep as Deepak Chakravarthy convincingly fulfills the only purpose why the director brought him on the team. He gives the much-needed star attraction to the film, which mainly has up-and-coming actors..
The Commuter movie review: After a lot of fighting and punching, little of which has got to do with why this story was set on a train, the film makes its way towards a conclusion that many would have long guessed.
12 Strong movie review: 12 Strong is based on a book recounting the true story of the American soldiers who went into war in Afghanistan on horseback, "the first 12 men to fight back" after 26/11.
Vodka Diaries movie review: On paper, Vodka Diaries, starring Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Mandira Bedi, Sharib Hashmi, may have sounded like an engaging whodunit. But what we see is clearly not.
The plotting and the treatment of My Birthday Song is far too inept to create a solid psychological thriller out of this looping-upon-itself story, whose big reveal is too brief, too late.