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Poulomi Das

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% The Report (2019) The film's closing sequence that sees Jones walk out of the Senate building after the report is finally made public is testament to Burns' steely determination to make a movie that didn't get lost in its theatrics. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
50% English Medium (Angrezi Medium) (2020) Unlike Hindi Medium, its sequel sorely lacks a purpose or originality. This is a comedy that feels hastily assembled with contrived sub-plots, crowd-pleasing one-liners, emotional manipulation, and crude caricatures.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
85% Les Misérables (2020) The masterful filmmaking evokes the extent of powerlessness that the marginalised are forced to internalise.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
17% Love Aaj Kal (2020) The torturous 141 minutes of Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal, starring a grating Sara Ali Khan and a scared Kartik Aaryan, plays out like a multiple choice question paper: Love or sex? Career or relationship? Stalking or women's safety?‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
No Score Yet Guilty (2020) For close to two hours, it remains so obsessed with wanting to make a "feminist" statement that it often forgets what it really takes to be a powerful piece of cinema.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
No Score Yet Kaamyaab (2020) Kaamyaab feels more like a love-letter to the actors who consented to performing versions of themselves, all to land a spot on the fringes of success. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
20% Baaghi 3 (2020) The Baaghi franchise, on its part, has never given anyone a semblance of a reason to expect rationale from its existence, so it's commitment to dumbfoolery comes as no surprise. But Baaghi 3 doesn't even bring in the action.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
92% Thappad (2020) Thappad's exaggerated screenplay isn't equipped to distill any new insight on the Indian mentality toward displays of male force, taking refuge instead in existing tropes.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
92% Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan compellingly charts the distance that love has traversed in the last two decades. All it asks is that Indian families keep up.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
0% BHOOT - Part One: The Haunted Ship (2020) For a film that brings nothing new to the genre, Bhoot's reveal isn't even that hard to guess, given the film's steadfast refusal to take any leap of faith. There's very little point to watching Bhoot.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
38% Shikara (2020) The timing of the film sticks out undeniably like a sore thumb, given that Shikara doesn't situate itself in any context - the lone scribble and chant of "Azaadi" sounds like any other word. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a gripping, existential, horrifying study of a nightmarish world - except that it is true.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) By making us stare right at a system that enables fascism right from birth, through the deception of comedy, Waititi crafts an ingenious call to action against it that is as timely as it is enjoyable.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
13% Street Dancer 3 (2020) All of this overreaching to make a political statement in a film that can't even make a dance statement would have been admirable if the writers had even read one political science book.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
93% Panga (2020) Panga works better as an ode to the self-sufficiency of the sisterhood. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) It acquires an even greater meaning in light of the post-credit slate that reveals that the film is based loosely on stories of the director's grandfather's time in the war. A tribute to a life is one hell of an emotional anchor.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood goes in unbelievable directions that sparkle with inventiveness.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
No Score Yet Uyare (2019) By placing its protagonist in a profession that requires her to be seen, Uyare drives home this crucial point: It's impossible for a survivor to accept themselves if the world around them continues to run away from them.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
70% Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Despite the broad strokes that it adopts, Tanhaji is surprisingly fun in the same way as watching your drunk friend make a fool of himself: You enjoy the mess despite yourself. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
87% Chhapaak (2020) Chhapaak earns its flourishes through Gulzar's compassionate gaze, that guarantees that the film doesn't pity Malti or work overtime in demanding sympathy for her. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
43% Ghost Stories (2020) Banerjee manages to hint at the internet shutdown in Kashmir, mob lynchings, and the steady erasure of minorities to pave the way for a Hindu Rashtra under one hour is unquestionably commendable. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
79% Good Newwz (2019) The charms are few and far in between and for the most part, the movie just ends up stretching a one-line joke for far too long.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
23% Dabangg 3 (2019) The first few minutes of Dabangg 3 do an incredibly dedicated job of lowering expectations, foreshadowing in a way, the unpardonable daftness that makes up the film's 162-minute runtime.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
50% Mardaani 2 (2019) Mardaani 2 frequently mistakes revenge with punishment and justice with an unchecked display of power. In that sense, it is even more depolorable than boastful the tone-deafness of Rohit Shetty's Simmba.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
88% Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year (2009) Long before Hindi cinema made a template out of the middle-class, Rocket Singh... offered a distinctive snapshot of the challenges of middle-class employment‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) If Marriage Story succeeds in achieving a rare emotional transparency, it is in large part due to the breathlessly calibrated performances of its two leads.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
42% Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) The film's dull, repetitive theatrics are derived only from the director playing up stereotypes.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah (2019) Black Mitzvah works as a flawless indictment of this selective amnesia: Tiffany Haddish begins her hour by setting out to justify her talent, but ends it by illustrating why she really doesn't need to keep proving her worth.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) The taut editing and the kinetic cinematography which is intercut with real-life footage guarantee that the film replicates the tensions of the attacks. But without any singular direction, it articulates nothing more. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
96% Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is both an accusation and a reminder that we're repeating a pattern.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
8% Marjaavaan (2019) Milap Zaveri's Marjaavaan is yet another pointless outing, based entirely on the idea of finding an excuse for two overgrown man-childs to glare at each other while threatening murder after every five minutes without actually doing anything.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Much of the tenderness that Ford v Ferrari mines out of this precise portrait of emotional volatility is testament to how finely both the actors square off each other. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
75% Bala (2019) Despite its glaring flaws, Amar Kaushik's Bala stands out for packaging its grand ideas in the language of small-town India.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
0% Drive (2019) No scene or subplot in Drive has any reason to exist, but still, it continues to labour on.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
53% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) On a closer look, these intermittent charms practically cease to exist without its two leads. Saand Ki Aankh's insistence to be painfully crowd-pleasing force Pednekar and Pannu to be perennially on the defensive.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
No Score Yet Made in China (2019) Perhaps the biggest evidence of its inefficiency lies in how Made in China carelessly undermines its actors. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) [Gurinder] Chadha makes every scene sing with her tender touches - the gentleness of adulation and the heartfelt intensity of a fan who owes the world to her favourite star.‐ The Hindu Business Line
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
68% The Sky Is Pink (2019) When the film's blatant lack of depth - it occasionally feels overstuffed and distracted - threatens to overpower its pleasures, it is redeemed by the effortlessness of the performances. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
89% Diego Maradona (2019) Even though its frenetic, dizzying pace can sometimes feel like it is detrimental to its ambition, Diego Maradona... gets close to questioning whether the responsibility a football legend had... is worth the self-destruction.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
73% War (2019) The film's charm is aided by the fact that both the actors share an electric chemistry and the action set-pieces thrill with their fluid choreography, and occasional ingenuity. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
97% The Lunchbox (2014) It's a terrific metaphor for Mumbai. After all, the city like its inhabitants, is never satiated.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
45% The Zoya Factor (2019) The Zoya Factor feels especially let down by Sharma's insistence to take refuge in crowd-pleasing spoofy filmmaking, which after a while gets too laboured, too on-the-nose, and too silly to even be entertaining.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
No Score Yet Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha (2019) It's admirable how Chandra tackles urgent themes that are embedded in the layers of the portrait she paints of the gentle, unbreakable bond between two codependent sisters.‐ The Hindu Business Line
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
50% Dream Girl (2019) Dream Girl never comes close to doing justice or even giving its own spin to any of these templates, ending up as a jumbled-up outing that says nothing in its greed to say a little bit of everything.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
64% Section 375 (2019) Under the veneer of socially conscious filmmaking, Section 375 instead, reduces both, sexual assault and the Me Too movement into broad stereotypes‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
58% Chhichhore (2019) Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore is a pleasant entertainer elevated by the strength of its supporting cast. It's also an unabashed acknowledgement of male failure. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
9% Saaho (2019) It's not like anyone was expecting or demanding Saaho to be intelligent. But the fact that the film isn't even tolerable, is indefensible. The least Saaho could have done is not thwarted its own potential. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
96% American Factory (2019) American Factory gains from its decision to rely on the workers to voice the complexities of labour rights. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood can't help but become its ending, emanating a sense of incompleteness. But through it all, it remains deeply watchable and its craft, genuinely persuasive. ‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
57% Mission Mangal (2019) The film's casual sidelining of its actresses stands out, given how it deceives the audience into believing in its feminism while simultaneously making jokes at the expense of its women.‐ Arré
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019