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Monday, March 30, 2020

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.


Hollywood Rewind | Mortal Kombat: Masala, magic and a ton of fun

March 28, 2020 6:58 am

Mortal Kombat has a little bit of everything - the magic, the monsters, the martial arts and even a couple of genuinely funny one-liners.

Hollywood Rewind | Bridges of Madison County: A passionate love story

March 21, 2020 9:13 am

For those of you wondering why was Clint Eastwood cast in such an emotional drama, would be blown away by how perfectly Eastwood plays Kincaid -- aloof but curious, affectionate but distant -- the actor is a treat to watch.

Hollywood Rewind | Edward Scissorhands: A magical, whimsical tale of love

March 14, 2020 7:38 am

While Tim Burton is usually associated with grim scenarios and dark projects, Edward Scissorhands is relatively a breeze. Its sweet naivety and pure kindness take its edge away, which, in this case, is not a bad thing at all.

Hollywood Rewind | Breakfast at Tiffany's: A sparkling Audrey Hepburn

March 07, 2020 6:40 am

While Holly Golightly might not 'belong' to anyone, Breakfast at Tiffany's certainly belongs to Audrey Hepburn.

Hollywood Rewind | She’s Gotta Have It: Of sexual liberation and expression

December 28, 2019 8:19 am

I have revisited over 45 Hollywood movies over the past 8-9 months, and only a few have made more influential and noteworthy statements via cinema than She’s Gotta Have It.

Hollywood Rewind | Ever After: An entertaining mix of fairytale and feminism

December 25, 2019 12:52 pm

Writing is the real hero of Ever After. It is clever and succinct, and more importantly, it never gets boring.

Hollywood Rewind | The Devil Wears Prada: An entertaining, intelligent peek into the fashion world

December 14, 2019 10:45 am

There a number of things going for The Devil Wears Prada. And of course, having a Meryl Streep lead the film helps its case by leaps and bounds.

Hollywood Rewind | The Matrix: An epic homage to martial arts and comic books

December 07, 2019 7:49 am

The Wachowskis produced two more sequels in The Matrix franchise -- The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, but they could never repeat the success of the original. Recently, a fourth feature in the installment was announced with Keanu Reeves reprising the lead role.

Hollywood Rewind | Creed: The way ‘inspirational’ sports dramas should be made

November 30, 2019 8:12 am

Inspirational dramas. Nothing better than those when dreary life gets you down. Especially if they are half as well done as Creed.

Hollywood Rewind | Mulan: An unlikely Disney tale of courage, conviction and female power

November 23, 2019 9:03 am

Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the film was released during the period of 'Disney Renaissance,' a time when after years of slump, the brand was reinventing itself by churning out commercially viable and critically acclaimed movies.