The Mauritanian movie review: The Mauritanian is a grim reminder, at a time when the US is long past its Bush-Obama binary, that the Guantanamo facility still stands despite promises to shut it.
Minari review: This Oscar nominee is unique in many ways – in its perspective of an Asian family finding its roots in rural America and its piquant observation on the ways of the West and children.
Nomadland review: The film's biggest accomplishment is putting a woman at the centre of this voyage of the self, relieving herself in the open, revealing herself in the open, driving her own destiny.
There is actually just one word that would suffice for all of us. The right for women to say “no” — not clean up, put clothes in, take them out, monitor the pantry, plan the menu, watch the children, and do this keeping to everyone’s schedule.
The Courier movie review: Watch this film for the story of Penkovsky and Wynne who went into history not knowing they had saved a disaster, and performances of Merab Ninidze and Benedict Cumberbatch who play them.
Judas and the Black Messiah movie review: There are no greys in this film that hits the cinemas at the time of Black Lives Matter. It's about choosing sides and ‘heightening the contradictions’.
For, laden with the burden of “good”, their wants whittled into “shape”, girls are not allowed to be “bad” in small, everyday, casual ways — seeking friends over family, lovers over husbands, phones over cooking, and yes, casual sex in the fields over the cows munching nearby.
Whatever that moment in Parliament might or might not have meant, for a few very long minutes, a nation and its MPs stood still, as PM Modi struggled through several muffled sobs and breaks for sips of water, before a drop seeped out.
Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa are dragged through some superhuman challenges, lot of physical harm, and monsters that keep coming and coming. However, it is ultimately Anderson's mumbo jumbo effort to clothe this ordeal in "reality" that does the film in.
Post-MeToo, Misbehaviour seems a dash too polite, and a little too hesitant, in asking to change the world.
Marc Munden's The Secret Garden takes an inordinately long and circuitous route to the point of the story, with the secret garden and its significance not likely to be clear to people who haven't read the book.
If governments have to step in as monitors of love, and be forced to continuously amend their laws so as to “tighten” them, always couched under other names, how resilient love is.
When Gal Gadot swings, swishes, slides and sashays into a fight, and slings the bad guys with her lasso, she remains a delight to watch. However, the story takes too long to get around to fights worth fighting for, wasting its first punches and precious screen time on two-penny, amateur robbers.
The Midnight Sky drifts along almost meaninglessly, between space and Earth, not able to decide what it wants to be except an elegy to heroism.
Chadwick Boseman is as eloquent in this role of the thin upstart as he was in the latent power of his Black Panther -- both characters unable to shake off their pasts. Levee's ambition makes you feel for him, and be as scared for him.
The Prom movie review: You can be pardoned for expecting more than this headache-inducing, blinge-blinding, tone-deaf musical where all that glitter adds that up to so little zazz (yes, not jazz)
Director Lydia Dean Pilcher uses Radhika Apte well in the role of Noor Inayat Khan, not overplaying or undermining her Eastern ancestry, placing the talented actor shoulder-to-shoulder among her contemporaries.
Mank movie review: Mank captures the life of Herman Mankiewicz between essentially 1933 and 1940, when America was in the midst of the Depression and watching uneasily, but from far, the gathering clouds of World War II.
The most impressive Tenet gets is people simultaneously walking in opposite directions, and cars seemingly in reverse in our timelines, which makes for one helluva ride but not even a great car chase on screen.
Do we have an answer for the voter who told this paper in Bihar that he can’t understand why he was paying the price for the lockdown... “I don’t know of anyone who has died of corona.”
What the world still wants is a sacrificial Sita, not the demanding Draupadi, who called out her husband’s cowardice and avarice in subjecting her to a public stripping.
The Academy is aiming to develop new “representation and inclusion standards” for awards, with a task force to come out with these by July 31.
As the Centre and Supreme Court raise alarm over the Capital, where numbers are surging and hospital facilities falling short, Shalini Langer on her family’s story — from a testing centre to an ICU, sanitisation to house inspection, officials to RWA, and infection to recovery.
As those two good-looking, rich-looking, well-meaning men worried politely about lesser mortals, one couldn’t take one’s eyes off that young-again, old-again; president-again, not-president again; stubble again, no-stubble again, leader of the Congress.
Social distancing now has medical legitimacy.