Kshitij Rawat

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Explained: Why The Rise of Skywalker could be finale of this Star Wars story line

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth film in the primary Star Wars continuity, culminates what is being called the 'Skywalker Saga' that began with 1977's original Star Wars.

El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie review: More than just an addendum

El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie review: Aaron Paul gives a brilliant, nuanced performance in this Breaking Bad sequel movie. In terms of look and feel, it feels like a particularly eventful episode of the show.

The struggle to make Joker

Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker was envisioned by Todd Phillips, best known for the Hangover trilogy. He pitched an idea to Warner Bros about making DC movies that were set on a smaller scale, were low-budgeted and told intimate character-based stories instead of trying to beat MCU at its own game.

The struggle to make Batman

Before Christopher Nolan rebooted Batman in the 21st century, Tim Burton had left his stamp on the character and on the genre with Batman (1989). The film celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Here is why Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie is unnecessary

Joaquin Phoenix is a brilliant actor, and even the negative reviews say he has given an amazing performance, but for the life of me, I cannot understand why Joker's origin movie was even being considered. Let me explain why I think so.

Joker: Backlash against this Joaquin Phoenix starrer explained

The controversy that has engulfed Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker stems from the alleged sympathetic portrayal of a mass murderer who unleashes a reign of terror upon Gotham City.

What the low budget of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker tells us

Reports say the Joker movie was made under just 55 million dollars. Here is what it means.

Emmy Awards 2019: Top snubs and surprises

Several TV shows and actors were snubbed at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. Then again, there were a few happy surprises as well.

Emmy Awards 2019: Game of Thrones disappoints, Fleabag wins big

At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO's Game of Thrones won only two awards. Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag was the real winner with four trophies.

Batman Day 2019: A brief look at the Dark Knight in TV and film

Batman has been played by Hollywood superstars like Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale, and most recently, Ben Affleck. On Batman Day, let's revisit the character's adaptations in live-action television and cinema.

The struggle to make Spider-Man

Spider-Man, starring Tobey Maguire in the lead role, was the harbinger for the current times in cinema, when the superhero genre has become so utterly dominant. Spider-Man was the springboard that launched future Marvel films, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Before Rambo Last Blood, all Rambo films ranked

Before Sylvester Stallone starrer Rambo: Last Blood hits theaters, here is a ranking of all the films in the Rambo franchise from worst to best.

Modern Love trailer: Amazon’s romantic anthology series explores love in all its forms

Modern Love series explores love in all its forms, including experiencing it, feeling it, needing it, betrayal, heartbreak, and so on.

The struggle to make Inception

Inception, released in 2010, reinforced Christopher Nolan's reputation as that rare auteur who employs a layered, high-concept script in a summer blockbuster and finds success. The story follows Leonardo DiCaprio's Dominick "Dom" Cobb, an "extractor" who steals thoughts or ideas from the minds of people through a shared dream world.

See trailer: Jason Momoa’s Apple TV+ series looks stunning

Aquaman star Jason Momoa leads the cast of Apple TV+ series See as Baba Voss, who is a fearless warrior, leader and guardian.

The struggle to make Star Wars

Star Wars featured an overarching conflict between an empire and a group of rebels. This was an immersive, dazzlingly-detailed world populated with noble heroes, malevolent villains and a sarcastic scoundrel. Here how the film was made.

Before watching It Chapter Two, let’s revisit 2017’s It

Now that It: Chapter Two is almost here, we decided it would be a good idea to revisit Andy Muschietti's 2017 horror hit It.

The Shawshank Redemption: Themes and analysis

The Shawshank Redemption in a way illustrated the power of hope, which serves as the primary theme of the film.

The struggle to make Iron Man

If Iron Man had failed, it is probably safe to say the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it would not exist. Everything else -- the Avengers, Thanos and what came later -- depended on the film's success.

The Mandalorian trailer: Pedro Pascal’s Star Wars series looks dark and compelling

Written by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers and Omid Abtahi among others.