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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% The Old Guard (2020) I can name a dozen recent action films that are infinitely inferior to The Old Guard, but were made simply because their male directors came cheap and proved themselves to be pushovers.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
80% Greyhound (2020) Despite everything, being anchored on Apple's shores for the rest of eternity is still a favourable outcome for Greyhound. It would have been torpedoed in theatres.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) Written as a therapy exercise by actor Shia LaBeouf, as a part of his rehabilitation program, Honey Boy is an autobiographical tale that has the queasy qualities of a Catholic confession.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
99% Hamilton (2020) Miranda's gimmick - if it can even be called that - is to cast actors of colour to play white men (and women) with a history of racism, sexism and xenophobia, and have them communicate in the language of the oppressed: Rap. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
86% Bulbbul (2020) Thinly written but meticulously shot, producer Anushka Sharma's follow-up to the brilliant Paatal Lok is a bit of a letdown.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
42% Wasp Network (2019) Wasp Network, despite Penelope Cruz's Queen Bee performance, doesn't have the necessary sting.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) Films like 7500 rarely rely on the audience's emotional investment, but when the turbulence strikes the narrative around the mid-way point, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's performance is what brings the movie home.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
No Score Yet Axone (2020) Axone is a small film with big ideas, deftly directed and delicately performed. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods is Spike Lee's retort to decades of Hollywood storytelling from a white perspective. He's is snatching the narrative away from the powerful white men in charge of shaping it, and rewriting it - methodically, patiently, and furiously.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2020
9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Clumsily written, incoherently structured and wilfully ignorant of the source novel, Kenneth Branagh's new film is the biggest Disney dud in years. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Think of it like The Purge, but extended to a week. Think of it like Minority Report, if it had been directed not by Steven Spielberg, but by the guy who has made two Taken movies. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
58% Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020) Retrofitted by director Anurag Kashyap to suit his singular sensibilities, Netflix's Choked is a magic-realist metaphor for clogged dreams, and a striking satire of sycophancy.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) The Lovebirds, now available on Netflix, is a good film, and not in the 'we're in the throes of a pandemic so who cares' sort of way.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
41% Capone (2020) It is the ungodly spawn of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Shining - a film whose downward spiral mirrors Capone's own descent into madness.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
17% Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) While Jacqueline Fernandez butchers the Hindi language, director Shirish Kunder displays a flagrant disregard for the language of cinema.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
93% Bad Education (2019) Bad Education makes you wonder what sort of career Hugh Jackman would've had if he hadn't been cast as Wolverine - almost by chance - 20 years ago.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) Featuring one of the most stunning action scenes in recent memory, Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film, produced by the Russo Brothers, is the bonkers shot of adrenaline that we need right now.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
44% Sergio (2020) Whether it's because he's being made to act in a language that he isn't comfortable speaking, or because he simply didn't get proper direction, Wagner Moura's performance in the new Netflix film Sergio can only be described as... strange.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
81% Tigertail (2020) At a little over 90 minutes long but with the potential to sustain itself for at least an hour longer, Tigertail feels like something Harvey Weinstein might have cut together in the 90s, against the will of the filmmaker.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
32% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) By the time Love Wedding Repeat reveals its high-concept set-up, you've either run out of patience at its relative mediocrity, or are too wrapped up in its comedy of errors to care about wonky second-act twists. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
38% Downhill (2020) Downhill, like its brash American protagonists, is far more abrasive about its intentions than the very emotionally reserved Forced Majeure. It has less patience for silences, which the Swedish original absolutely revelled in. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
17% Maska (2020) At a time when more than half our country's population may be facing a food crisis, films like Maska offer a dollop of much-needed cheer.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) As with Gone Girl, Ben Affleck's character in The Way Back feels frighteningly semi-autobiographical at times, but the film lacks the confessional bite of something like Shia LaBeouf's Honey Boy, or Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
77% The Banker (2020) There is no time for tragedy in The Banker's romanticised world. But then again, when you watch this Apple original on your Apple device, you're probably not thinking about the sweatshop in which it was made.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
83% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) Part parable about the rotting of civilisation and part rallying cry for the heftier taxation of the rich, The Platform can perhaps do more to change your eating habits than that documentary on veganism you've been recommending to your friends.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
60% Guilty (2020) Like Kapoor & Sons, it feels like a retroactive attempt by Karan Johar to atone for some of his past sins - the most recent of which Netflix was, ahem, guilty of being complicit in.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
37% Spenser Confidential (2020) It's perfectly suited for viewing on domestic flights and in hospital waiting rooms; in both scenarios providing just enough distraction to prevent you from wondering if you've contracted the coronavirus or not.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Giving the impression that it was physically stitched together by Edward Scissorhands, the film feels at once overwhelmingly complicated and ridiculously empty on plot.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) Testing the limits of fantasy and the human ability to suspend disbelief, the complicatedly titled To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You expects you to believe in a universe where Noah Centineo can be rejected for someone else.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Combining all the ingredients that make comic book bros break out in hives, Birds of Prey is a candy-coloured curveball of a movie that doubles as a feminist fable and an apology for the poorly received Suicide Squad.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems tethers you, for two hours, to a train wreck of a man as he digs himself into a hole, and then tries to claw his way out of it - painfully, repetitively, unsuccessfully. You're the explosive vest strapped onto the body of a suicide bomber.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Any film that includes a scene in which DJ Khaled gets a cleaver in the face is a winner in my book. In Bad Boys for Life, not only does DJ Khaled get a cleaver in the face, he also gets 'another one' on the fingers.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) More than most other directors, Guy Ritchie relies on the human tendency to be terrible to be able to tell his stories; there's very little redeeming value to these people. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) In Parasite, Bong doesn't appear to be expressing empathy for the poor. Nor does he seem to be pointing fingers at the rich. He is, instead, questioning the very nature of mankind; its self-centred ingratitude and its propensity to create divisions.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) At a time when Neo-Nazis are proudly congregating in America, and a certain far-right organisation is taking out rallies in India, Jojo Rabbit's message of peace, love and understanding is a tad difficult to swallow.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
82% Judy (2019) Performances like this don't allow the viewer to invest in the character organically; performances like this don't care for consent. They're violent. They grab the viewer by the scruff of the neck and yank them close, forging connections that don't exist.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Since conventional marketing techniques won't work for Just Mercy, perhaps positive word of mouth will. So here's a tease for the Marvel crowd: This is the only time you'll see Killmonger and Captain Marvel directed by the guy who's making Shang-Chi.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) I can only imagine the effect 1917 will have on audiences that aren't familiar with the techniques Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins are about to unleash upon them. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) At a time when humanity seems to be under the spell of fraudsters masquerading as elected officials and false idols just waiting to be toppled, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood presents the story of a true saint. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
70% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell asks vital questions about power, consent, and the consequences of silence. It's a genuinely empowering story of resilience and retribution.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Clint Eastwood's new film is an indictment of the fake news media, of the intellectual elite, and of a group of people he likes to call the 'p*ssy generation'.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
20% Cats (2019) In it, Ian McKellan (winner of 6 Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony, a Golden Globe, a SAG Award, 4 Drama Desks, and 2 Critics' Choice Awards, a two-time Oscar and four-time BAFTA nominee) says the words 'meow, meow', while licking the back of his hand.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
38% Ghost Stories (2020) It should be noted that none of the four filmmakers - Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar - has made a horror movie before. God knows Johar has scared audiences, but this time, he's expected to.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) Ratzinger and Bergoglio clash, but they also bond over pizza; they have disagreements, but they also dance the tango; they argue, but they wouldn't dream of watching the World Cup final with anyone but each other. They're men of God, but they're men.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) Reuniting Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones for the first time on screen since The Theory of Everything, The Aeronauts is also a film about human ambition, although it being sneakily retrofitted as a feminist fable might be morally questionable to some.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
36% 6 Underground (2019) Allowing Michael Bay to abuse the creative freedom that Netflix prides itself on offering its directors is like handing a convicted arsonist a gallon of gasoline. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Caught between The Rock and a Hart place.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
88% Hala (2019) Geraldine Viswanathan delivers a star-making performance in director Minhal Baig's terrific new Apple TV+ original film. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) Perhaps the only thing more difficult than watching films like Marriage Story is writing about them.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
96% I Lost My Body (2019) At 81 minutes and with an English dub available, I Lost My Body is hardly a demanding experience. But it is a challenging one. For the love of Martin Scorsese, please don't watch it on your phone.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019