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.
Even after 12 years of its release, Ratatouille still stands the test of time because of its extraordinary execution. You know the makers have hit the nail on the head when animated food evokes pangs of hunger.
Robert Sean Leonard as the enthusiastic and creative Neil Perry, Ethan Hawke as the reticent performer and a host of young and talented artistes traverse down the strange and alien path of teenage years and face their fears and misgivings.
Yeah, it stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks and yes, it comes across as your regular rom-com affair. But even if you are a slightly sentimental fool on your best days, you will see Sleepless in Seattle for what it is -- a romedy classic.
While Waitress is a warm and delicious film altogether, you would do well to stay away from it if you are trying to watch your health. All those gorgeous looking pies are bound to nudge your hungry bone in the wrong direction. You have been warned.
The decades-old story of unexpected love is handled with care by filmmaker Joe Wright. But we all have to ultimately bow down to Jane Austen’s prowess as a writer for penning down a timeless story of human relationships.
The premise of the film in itself is interesting, and Sixteen Candles is proof that if rom-coms are handled with honesty and grace, they will always come through in the end, leaving you smiling wistfully and longingly.
What do you seek when you buy a ticket, or more lately, stream a film? Entertainment, escapism, happiness and a sense of fulfillment. And brownie points if it also manages to move and inspire you. The Gus Van Sant directorial ticks all these boxes.