Hollywood Rewind

Hollywood Rewind is a weekly special that looks back at some of the best films the Hollywood industry has made over the years. Its attempt is to show how these movies are still relevant to us and perhaps, as a by-product, introduce to the readers a whole series of new films to (re)discover.

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Hollywood Rewind | Jack Black starrer School of Rock is a cool, breezy take on life and music

Not everyone has to make a Dead Poets Society to pass the message -- do your own thing, and do it with honesty. The rest will take care of its own.

Hollywood Rewind | Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins starrer Meet Joe Black is scrumptious

Meet Joe Black might not rank anywhere in the '100 best Hollywood movies of all time' list, but it does exactly what a good film should do -- celebrate life and create wonderful moments while doing it.


Hollywood Rewind | Disney’s Tangled is a charming tale of friendship and love

Animated movies can be visually appealing and narratively rich as their live-action counterparts. In fact, I was not a believer a decade ago. But then I somehow happened to watch Disney's 2010 twist on the age-old story of Rapunzel.

Hollywood Rewind | Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is a wonderfully evocative film

It is said that filmmaker Steven Spielberg invested in developing a company called DTS which specialised in creating special surround sound effects for the movie, including the sounds of the massive extinct beings. Upon its release, Jurassic Park was hailed a critical as well as commercial success, earning over 900 million dollars at the worldwide box office.

Hollywood Rewind | Steve Carell starrer Dan in Real Life is a sweet, touching tale of love

Run-of-the-mill romantic comedies can often be monotonous, dry and loud. However, Steve Carell starrer Dan in Real Life is none of those things.

Hollywood Rewind | Julia Roberts, Richard Gere starrer Pretty Woman is the classic Mills and Boon story

Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, stately-looking and gorgeous folks, share a lot of chemistry and they know what is expected of them -- to make the audience, even the disbeliever's heart, root for a happy ending.


Hollywood Rewind | Hillary Swank’s Freedom Writers is still socially relevant

Hillary Swank starrer 2007 drama Freedom Writers might not be made with the same skill that went into the making of Oscar winning Dead Poets Society, but it is, after all these years, a socially and even politically relevant drama.

Hollywood Rewind | Martin Scorsese’s The Departed is a sensational mob drama

Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin appear in short but significant parts. But the film belongs to four men -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicholson.

Hollywood Rewind | 10 Things I Hate About You: A predictable but winsome high-school romance

There is a ton of things to like about this revamped version of the Shakespearean play The Taming of the Shrew. From its performances to its tight script, as well as the dialogues -- everything comes together seamlessly.

Hollywood Rewind | Brooklyn: An affecting story of alienation and finding oneself

What is particularly captivating about Brooklyn is that it takes the idea of finding oneself in a new place away from home and that somehow metamorphoses wonderfully into a love triangle.