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  • Snyder Cut, and why DC movies continue to fail

    DCCU's biggest problem is the foundation: there is no foundation at all.

  • TENET: Another Perfect Nolan Flick

    From dark set pieces to a bizarre time concept, Tenet can be most enjoyed in cinema halls.

  • Of Extraction and Yellow Filters

    If you’ve been spending most of your days scrolling through Facebook, like most of us nowadays, chances are you have come across memes regarding the trailer of a Netflix movie called Extraction, which stars Chris Hemsworth and releases on April 24.


    Although it lacked the informative and emotive content from the 2018 documentary “RBG,” and strayed far from the dynamic persona that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) encompasses, the biopic depicting the Supreme Justices’ early career remains prodigious.

  • Five Feet Apart A TFIOS rip-off?

    After months of pulling all-nighters and spending my days trapped inside the four walls of my house, my A Levels had finally come to an end, and one of the joys of that came with it was the one derived from binge watching movies I had been longing to watch since March.

  • Dragons no more?

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has just premiered across theatres in Bangladesh, and as an avid fan of the franchise

  • It isn't romantic

    The story follows the life of a female architect who lives alone and is married to her career. She also believes that relationships are meaningless and worthless and that all romantic comedies

  • Best Spider-Man Animated Film to Date

    If you're of the opinion that Spider-Man has been rebooted too many times in the last two decades, hold onto your hats. The animated adventure Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces no less than seven new versions of the character within a single film.

  • The greatest English spy is back, again

    The third instalment of the Johnny English series, starring Rowan Atkinson who we all know and love from “Mr. Bean” was released on October 5, 2018 in the UK.

  • Of war and its aftermath

    If you lived in Rwanda during the 20th century, you would often be asked about your tribe. It could either be the majority Hutu or the minority Tutsi. Back then, they used to coexist with the rising tensions among them.

  • People as Cinematic Universe

    Every cinematic universe sets out to have its own identity, its own characteristics. Over the course of multiple movie releases, they look to firmly establish themselves as a separate entity.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    For us Marvel fans still reeling from the pain in our hearts and the bitter feeling left in our stomachs by the emotional roller coaster that was Avengers: Infinity War, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is a welcome respite. I walked into the theatre hoping to see our fun-loving superhero's antics and wondering what Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter had done with the unfinished Wasp Suit from the first instalment.

  • Uncharted Live-action Fanfilm

    Renowned actor Nathan Fillion has always been the undisputed choice by gamers all over the world as the live-action Nathan Drake. Being a fan of the franchise himself, Fillion has been strongly campaigning to be cast as the fan-favourite adventurer.

  • The Death of Superman - DCAU showing DCEU how it's done

    It's baffling how the very same production studio can screw up the cinematic universe of a comic book franchise while doing a top notch job setting up its animated universe.

  • Coco: The movie that made me go loco

    Music is a focal point of this movie, so the first thing I'd like to comment on is the incredible soundtrack. It's catchy as hell, well-composed, and meshes in with the movie beautifully. It even assists with the story progression both subtly and openly. In fact, it's so good that “Remember Me”, which is a song that is played frequently in various different scenarios in the

  • Deadpool 2 ups the ante

    You have probably heard this a lot since the first movie came out, so much so that it may sound a little clichéd to you, but no other character in the superhero genre has had as perfect a casting as Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds is an actor so imbibed into the skin of the character that you will happily buy a ticket just to see him do his usual shtick.

  • Of video games and great visuals

    The movie “Ready Player One” is set in a dystopian future. In the year 2045, much of the world is left in ruins and by that time humanity has accepted the fact that it would not be able to change this. As an escape from this harsh reality, everyone spends their time inside the virtual reality software, OASIS. The place is named so because inside the place you can be anyone you want to be, do anything you want to do, and go anywhere you want to go.

  • Avengers Infinity War

    Someone at Marvel headquarters must have taken the famous saying by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”, pretty seriously. After all, who would've thought they'd reach the thousand miles in just 10 years?

  • An hour long music video experience

    After the discovery of “Interstella 5555: The Story of the Secret Star System”, I am convinced of one thing: if you haven't watched it yet, you're one daft punk. In terms of the underlying and clearly not punny meaning, this is a one hour long music video. In terms of the superficial meaning though, you're ACTUALLY daft and missing out if you haven't watched this movie.

  • Tribute to a mother-daughter bond

    I have a love-hate relationship with the coming-of-age genre. Blame it on excessive binges of John Hughes duds in the 90s (Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles), but I've grown weary of them.

  • The beloved franchise is still going strong

    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” can be classified as the movie which will split the fanbase. But why is it so polarising? As I left the theatre,

  • Justice League

    Please be considerate towards me as I write this review for Justice League, while still reeling from the awesomeness that is Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. While carrying my popcorn inside the hall, I knew from past experiences that [visually] it'd be another dark and serious movie. Little did I know I'd be getting out with an equally gloomy cloud over my head.

  • Thor gets a haircut, and a personality

    Hold up, just a while. I need [read: want] you to get into the mood before your read this review. Go to YouTube, search for and play Led Zeppelin's “The Immigrant Song” into your ears. Okay?

  • Enjoyable? Yes, but very different from the book.

    I'll get straight to the point. Those who haven't read the book will thoroughly enjoy this movie; those who have read the book are going to hate this iteration with a burning passion. That premise aside, adapting any Stephen King novel is a Herculean task.

  • A Mediocre Prequel to a Prequel

    Horror movies are difficult to get right. We often come across great ones that keep us at the edge of our seats, face hidden by a blanket.

  • Dunkirk isn't just a “war film”. It's great cinema.

    Dunkirk is a brilliant film about war, though it is not a “war film” in the traditional sense of the term. War movies are often for rah-rah patriots, but the Battle of Dunkirk was not a victory or a glorious last stand. It was a retreat.

  • The Super-Pig Movie You Need to Watch

    The new Netflix original Okja opens with Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) gleefully announcing her evil corporation's super-pig project that will apparently revolutionise the livestock industry.

  • Gifted: Tale of Unlikely Friendships

    Gifted is a heart-warming chronicle of ordinary relationships that face extraordinary ups and downs. The story itself is not one in a million, but the person it's about is.

  • Human in USA, Monster in Seoul

    With her horribly heavy bangs and dark-coloured jackets, Hathaway plays the role of Gloria - a writer with a drinking problem who's struggling to keep it together.


    Bill Condon's 2017 rendition of The Beauty and the Beast ends with a song by Céline Dion. “How does a moment last forever?