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Monday, May 16, 2022

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 | Ocean's Eleven: A witty, entertaining heist film led by a charming George Clooney

April 04, 2022 8:29 am

Witty, sharp and thoroughly entertaining, Ocean's 11 might be the most frivolous fun director Steven Soderbergh has had.

Hollywood Rewind | Searching: John Cho film is one-of-a-kind thriller

March 28, 2022 8:37 am

Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a unique thriller about parent-child relationship, told in a wholly novel fashion. Only 102 minutes long, Searching is taut, tense and always on the target.

Hollywood Rewind | The Imitation Game: Benedict Cumberbatch is the master of playing complex and genius men

March 21, 2022 8:55 am

Over the years, British star Benedict Cumberbatch has played awkward, charismatic and intelligent personalities with incredible conviction. Be it Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Strange, or the genius computer scientist Alan Turing.

Hollywood Rewind | Bend it Like Beckham: The British movie with a desi heart which put Keira Knightley on the map

March 13, 2022 8:36 am

Did you know that Gurinder Chadha was the first British Asian woman to direct a feature length film? The movie also put British star Keira Knightley on the map.

Hollywood Rewind | Matilda: An enchanting Roald Dahl adaptation that will 'move' you

March 06, 2022 8:55 am

Upon its release, Danny DeVito directorial Matilda failed to spread magic at the box office, but the fantasy film has accquired something of a cult status over the years.

Hollywood Rewind | Mad Max Fury Road: Charlize Theron delivered career-best performance. Yes, better than Monster

February 27, 2022 8:35 am

The making of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was fraught with tension. But the sweat, blood and tears at least amounted to something in the end -- 10 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and Best Director.

Hollywood Rewind | When a Man Loves a Woman: A middling film with brilliant lead performances

February 20, 2022 8:02 am

Despite some of its drawbacks, When a Man Loves a Woman is still a worthy watch, if only to see Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia play off each other wonderfully in the romance drama.

Hollywood Rewind | Inside Out: An unlikely coming-of-age tale where emotions reign supreme

February 13, 2022 8:35 am

Inside Out was nominated for two Oscars, and crashed the ticket counter upon its release. Safe to say, you can include this one in the slowly building catalogue of modern animation classics.

Hollywood Rewind | Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino takes on racism

February 06, 2022 8:38 am

Quentin Tarantino directorial 2012 movie Django Unchained is more than just your average dose of a western actioner. The film was nominated for five Oscars, including one for Best Picture.

Hollywood Rewind | Bridesmaids: Kristen Wiig can do no wrong in this chaotic, wild and funny film about the female bond

January 30, 2022 8:49 am

Paul Feig directorial Bridesmaids is as near-perfect as you can get when making a self-deprecating, hilarious, ridiculous movie about a bunch of women in their 30s and 40s.