Shalini Langer


Boy Erased movie review: Watch it for Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Boy Erased movie review: Lucas Hedges is a brilliant actor, and his transition from a boy who adores his parents to one who begins to question their ways, is heart-breaking.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald movie review: David Yates and JK Rowling deliver yet again
Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Where Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald scores, and full marks to both JK Rowling and recurring Harry Potter director David Yates here, is in putting their imaginations on screen.

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review: This is Queen anaesthetised for PG-13 rating
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody movie review: Rami Malek puts in an astonishing bit of work getting Freddie right (especially with those teeth), and makes light work of it, his eyes reflecting the hunger the film never sweats to show.

The Grinch movie review: Cameron Seely steals the show
Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The Grinch movie review: The film is at its most entertaining when the night that Grinch strikes eventually draws near.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie review: Just another princess story
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms review: Despite several known names holding up the rear end, including Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, the acting is choppy.

Hunter Killer movie review: The Gerard Butler film is a snoozefest
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Hunter Killer movie review: What is more entertaining is how far Gerard Butler and the others take their macho American act, tinged with Butler occasionally trying something different and staring long and intently.

Halloween movie review: Jamie Lee Curtis salvages horror film
Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Now, showing every bit of her age, every bit of her pain, and every bit of fierce protectiveness towards her daughter and granddaughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, who we should really see more, takes on Michael eye to eye, jab to jab, knife to knife. And stands him down. Every time.

It’s about talking, period
Thu, Oct 25, 2018

What a group of 13-year-old boys and girls may have found, what Minister Smriti Irani cannot see

A Star Is Born movie review: Lady Gaga steals the show
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

A Star is Born movie review: This film belongs to Lady Gaga, who outshines, outsparkles and, of course, outsings her way to a smashing film debut. Cooper seems to acknowledge that by giving her this platform, and yet not enough.

First Man movie review: The Ryan Gosling film is a delicate dance
Fri, Oct 12, 2018

First Man movie review: It's Ryan Gosling himself whom Neil Armstrong may have approved of. Gosling also efficiently navigates the various roles expected of him.

Crazy Rich Asians movie review: And they lived happily ever after
Sat, Oct 06, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians, as the buzz has been saying for quite some time now, is not to be judged by those standards. What it brings to the big screen is the first all-Asian cast in a big Hollywood production since Joy Luck Club more than 20 years ago.

Crazy Rich Asians movie review: An enjoyable affair
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor, the stern matriarch of the Young family, is quite credible, aware at all times about the hard battle she has waged to be accepted too, and the thin foundation on which this rests.

Venom movie review: Tom Hardy film dissapoints
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

The good-looking and talented Tom Hardy, who should be a walk-in for this role, inhabits it half-heartedly as an unshaven, unwashed reporter who botches the one investigation any newsman with half his credentials would know how to approach.

Peppermint movie review: The Jennifer Garner film is swimming in cliches
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Peppermint movie review: It's hard not to fall for Jennifer Garner. What else are those deep, deep dimples for? But Peppermint does it for you.

Johnny English Strikes Again movie review: This film flourishes in the hands of Rowan Atkinson
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

A lesser comic than Rowan Atkinson would have let this film down. But in his hands, in Lacy's uncomplainingly brave sidekick act, in Thompson's charming turn as the clueless PM heading into what shall remain the most-disastrous G12 Summit ever, and in the film's running theme of old school vs new tech, Johnny English does strike again.

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.