Shalini Langer


The House with a Clock in Its Walls movie review: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett can’t rescue this lifeless film
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

It is all quite serious, and all quite boring -- though there is a flash once of what Cate Blanchett would rather be doing as she pumps her magic umbrella devilishly, just like one would a mosquito repellant, to get rid of some ghosts.

The Equalizer 2 movie review: Watch it for Denzel Washington
Sat, Sep 22, 2018

The Equalizer 2 movie review: Antoine Fuqua packs in so many sub-plots that only a man with as much poise as Denzel Washington can even make a pretence of reading stuff like Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time through it.

Hope at the Demilitarised Zone as Koreas push to end war
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

South Korea knows the value of waiting. Along the road to the DMZ from Seoul, an area has been kept aside for when more vehicles would speed down that stretch “should reunification happen”.

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Watch it for Manoj Bajpayee and Om Singh
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Gali Guleiyan movie review: Manoj Bajpayee is good as always in portraying the increasing loss of self, but it is Om Singh as Iddu who really stills your heart with his blank eyes, that stare back from a face bathed in a film of sweat.

Paltan movie review: All sound and fury signifying nothing
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Paltan movie review: J P Dutta's Paltan doesn’t allow JP Dutta his usual blood and gore and glory of war.

The Nun movie review: No chills, no thrills
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

While The Nun, that is yet another rip-off of The Conjuring series (director James Wan is writer here), has Vera Farmiga’s lookalike sister in lead role, it has none of its chills or thrills.

Laila Majnu movie review: Much ado about nothing
Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Laila Majnu movie review: Laila Majnu is set in modern-day Kashmir. A Kashmir without guns, gore, government — and, but for one misguided soul, Kashmiris.

Halkaa movie review: A simple tale with good intentions
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Halkaa movie review: Nila Madhab Panda gives us a film about urban wretchedness in easily digestible drawing-room gollops.

Searching movie review: The John Cho film’s observations are timely
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Searching movie review: The film's observations into the constantly logged-in worlds we live in, our vicarious interest in the tragedies of others, and our greedy need to insinuate ourselves into them, are timely.

Alpha movie review: This tale of unlikely friendship is engaging
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

While nudging us to rethink what we think when we hear 'Alpha', there is another story at the heart of the film. It is about the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one of the few things to have endured 20,000 years later: between man and dog.

Mile 22 movie review: The Mark Wahlberg film is all style, little substance
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Mile 22 movie review: Iko Uwais holds his own despite the star power, muscular presence, and the amateur geopolitical chatter of old-hand Mark Wahlberg.

The Spy Who Dumped Me movie review: Watch it for Kate McKinnon
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me movie review: While Mila Kunis is an actor with good comic timing of her own, it's Kate McKinnon who walks away with the film.

Christopher Robin movie review: This Ewan McGregor film is nothing special
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Christopher Robin movie review: Christopher Robin does nothing special, and reduces its characters uniformly to more or less unidimensional figures.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again movie review: An embarrassment of a frothy film
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again movie review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is an embarrassment of a frothy film sustained only by the nostalgia for ABBA and the gamely charm and talent of its older cast.

Mission Impossible Fallout review: The best Mission Impossible movie yet
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie review: Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible – Fallout offers not just action that sizzles but action we can largely follow, happening to people we grow to care about.

Hotel Transylvania 3 movie review: The Adam Sandler franchise seems to have finally run out of all jokes
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie review: All said and done, as Dracula himself puts it, a cruise is nothing but a hotel on water. And it's about time this film checked out of one.

Skyscraper review: Strictly for Dwayne Johnson fans
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Skyscraper movie review: Rawson Marshall Thurber is more intent on showcasing Dwayne Johnson’s indisputable superhuman, but also much exposed, talents.

Antman and the Wasp movie review: Paul Rudd impresses once again
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp movie review: Having delivered a surprise hit with 2015 film Ant-Man, director Peyton Reed again banks on the fact that the biggest strength of his Marvel superhero is his ordinariness and likeability.

Isle of Dogs movie review: This Wes Anderson film is disappointing
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Isle of Dogs movie review: Isle of Dogs is disappointing, in the stereotypes it wields, in the history it seems not to care for, in the clever jokes it can't resist succumbing to, and ultimately in its treatment of the four-legged species it seems devoted to.

Sicario Day of the Soldado movie review: The Benicio Del Toro starrer ends up being a Mexican film
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Sicario Day of the Soldado movie review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado really comes alive, in the blood, sweat and tears of the Mexicans seeking "paradiso", one way or another, across an increasingly dangerous border.