Sanju – A Mediocre Biography

Ambica Banchode

Sanjay Dutt (Ranbir Kapoor), decides to confront all the raw deals and intends to scrap the Terrorist word joined with his name. He reaches out to a London based biographer, Vinnie (Anushka Sharma), who at first refuses to write about… Continue Reading →

Something Dark, Something Verónica!

Radhika Bilolikar

Scary movies have a way of getting us to violently shut down our laptops, switch on the lights and cling to the safety of our blankets.  To be honest, no matter how scared we get, we keep subjecting ourselves to… Continue Reading →

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Shreya Gandhe

Who wouldn’t enjoy watching a cinder-black revenge comedy? The British-Irish filmmaker and playwright Martin McDonagh certainly experienced a breakthrough with his recent release. Capturing everyone’s hearts and minds, it has earned itself four Golden globes and has grossed $111 million… Continue Reading →

“‘Lady Bird’ – it’s given to me by me”

Shreyas Gawali

Lady Bird is a beautiful coming-of-age story of Christine McPherson, a high school senior, from “the wrong side of the tracks” who lives in Sacramento, California. Her life is extremely monotonous as the only exciting thing about that year in… Continue Reading →

The Post― An Ode to Journalism

Sravya Vattem

One morning, when a 7000 pages official government document classified as ‘top secret-sensitive’ reached the staff of the Washington post, amidst deciding the story for their next headlines in the newsroom, they had a tough choice to make. On the… Continue Reading →

A Story Beyond Words: The Shape of Water

Bhoomi Chavan

“Unable to perceive the shape of you, I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love. It humbles my heart, for you are everywhere.” ― Giles, The Shape of Water.            … Continue Reading →

90th Oscars – Best Animated Feature

Mahitha Paluri

For the 90th Oscar race, 5 features have made it to the Best Animated Feature award nominations. This year, there are several obvious frontrunners. Never count out Pixar, which has Coco, a vibrant tale of an aspiring musician with a beat of… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Homosexuality: Call Me By Your Name

Madhurima Natcharaju

“Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine.” Call Me By Your Name is a coming-of-age tale about young love and is an adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel. Departing from other movies with a similar backdrop,… Continue Reading →

Five Languages, Five Masterpieces

Hasmitha Acchi

From a list of about 92 submissions for the Foreign Language Category, it was a challenging task for the Academy to finally cut it down to these five spectacular movies: On Body and Soul, Loveless, A Fantastic Woman, The Square, The Insult…. Continue Reading →

‘Dunkirk’: Tale of a Strident Rescue

Akhil Anand Samudrala

With a resolution capable of dilating pupils, thanks to the visual dexterity contained, director Christopher Nolan returns to show his craft and genius as a filmmaker. For the first time, he weaves a story based on true facts in Dunkirk. The filmmaker enters… Continue Reading →

‘Get Out’- A Social Thriller

Shivani Bhatnagar

One of those rare movies released with an intention to stir things up in the mainstream Hollywood cinema― Get Out. Directed by Jordan Peele, the movie Get Out is a suspense thriller featuring interracial leads― Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington, an African-American… Continue Reading →

‘Phantom Thread’: Silk, Secrets and Love

Abhay Krishna Kasavaraju

Phantom Thread is a brilliant portrayal of a passionate love story where too much involvement in one’s personal space deprives peace in the relationship. Paul Thomas Anderson, the director, drops viewers straight into the world of Reynolds Woodcock, an extremely… Continue Reading →

‘Darkest Hour’ Review

Akhil Anand Samudrala

Winston Churchill travels the streets of London at a time that is bright for him, and painful for the country. He is about to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the midst of a war with Nazis that threaten the… Continue Reading →

Controversy-the film’s PR!

Shreyas Gawali

If God had hired an architect to design India, it would have been Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I was waiting for Padmaavat with bated breath because I really look forward to Bhansali films. The reasons are umpteen – extravagant and mammoth… Continue Reading →

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