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Shalini Langer

Shalini Langer
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 97% Spotlight (2015) It's a gripping portrait of what happens when institutions decide they are bigger than the people who make them.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad, you soon realise, is not one for logic.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
87% Gone Girl (2014) Fincher handles the second act deftly, establishing the clash of cultures, classes, big city and small city, truth and media hype, even as he is steering through the story of Nick and Amy.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) Kent ditches all the usual tropes of a horror movie to build creepy scenarios around a mother growing increasingly desperate, a son growing increasingly scared, and a house that can't shake off an overwhelming depression.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) McCoy and [Kirk] have a heart-to-heart over some drinks, and discuss legacies and growing older. That's the last time anyone shows either their age or touches of boredom in Star Trek Beyond.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
1.5/5 75% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) If already the film has started seeming a bit unwieldy, there is more.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
2.5/5 46% Free State of Jones (2016) [The film seems] more interested in setting up episodes and eye-catching montages than placing them within the larger narrative of what these meant in a country in war with itself over its right to see a class of citizens as inferior.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) David Yates, the award-winning director with, among others, four Harry Potter films behind him, makes The Legend of Tarzan soar with adventure as much as it bristles with tension.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.5/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Some of the fights are impressive, most of the destruction routine, and a large part of the dialogue perfunctory.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
1.5/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) There is so much of the periodic table in this confused blockbuster, despite its desperate attempts at contemplation in the tradition of the Dark Knight trilogy, that you have to scour for the man.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
2.5/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Still, in a film that makes a half-decent effort of exploring the boundaries super-heroes must operate within, that clash is the best part in two-and-a-half hours where things blow up or come raining down.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 29% Burnt (2015) Bruhl and Miller are woefully underused.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
4/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) [Hood] builds his case more slowly. And then almost takes you by surprise at how persuasive that case is, about the choices to be made and the price to be paid.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
1/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) The film apparently has Stine's approval. It's hard to see why.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
1.5/5 56% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Tartakovsky's film doesn't have the patience to let any strand play out, and the other monsters and their antics keep interrupting.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
1/5 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) At a particularly fretful moment involving garlic and a funeral parlour, the 37th Dolan turns to Kaulder and asks, "Does that make sense to you?" The right question would be: "Did they think it should?"‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Rock The Kasbah tries many things without any sense of history, geography or, less ambitiously, irony.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The Scorch Trials is just one long dash through a series of similar landscapes.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Del Toro packs the film with a lot of flowing velvet, lot of bright colours, lot of shadows, lot of creaking corridors, lot of ghostly apparitions, and a story that becomes more and more implausible.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Once again Steven Spielberg hits the nail on the head with a film so politically astute for its times.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/5 93% Sicario (2015) To have a better understanding of what Mexico means in the drug war, rent Traffic.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.5/5 73% Everest (2015) The film is shot beautifully, and in 3D, the dips and highs of the glorious peak are eminently watchable.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 73% Black Mass (2015) When it does land its punches well, Black Mass shows what could have been possible.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
4.5/5 93% Skyfall (2012) Any which way you look at Skyfall, James Bond -- the film and the character -- have matured. And there could have been no better hand to lead them towards it than Sam Mendes, a director who does rather well with middle-age at crossroads.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) [A] surprisingly optimistic space tale from the director who gave us Alien.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
4/5 71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) There is no doubt that [Maguire] is an inspired choice for this role of a well-meaning little guy swamped by genius.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
1.5/5 60% The Intern (2015) Surely, Hathaway was the choice for this role because of The Devil Wears Prada. But, really, can you imagine the devil in a high-street, off-a-website, discount-price rip-off?‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
1.5/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) There are parties, indoors and outdoors, lots of dancing, and plenty of gyrating bodies. How much you come away knowing about the music that is moving those people is another matter.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 41% She's Funny That Way (2015) Bogdanovich pays the price for trying to project niceness upon all his characters despite their obvious, obvious wrongs.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
2/5 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The problem is that Cavill and Hammer don't light any sparks, together or apart, good as they look in the sharp suits assigned to the former and the cap and informal jacket given to the latter.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
1.5/5 9% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) People keep getting their heads lopped off, in lots of bloody ways, to get to a 72-year-old scientist with rheumatoid arthritis and stage 3 lung cancer. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 63% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Writer Diablo Cody did an effortless job of exploring womanhood and motherhood, and how the two mingled, in Juno. Here, with Meryl Streep playing a middling musician who leaves her children to pursue a career, she struggles.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Gift (2015) Just when the film appears to be entering familiar territory, Edgerton takes it in another direction.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) When Fantastic 4 becomes Fant4stic, you do know the reboot you are getting.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/5 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Burton and Starzak cleverly evoke the longing for home, to make the theme universal, mix in some lovely songs, and throw in clever references to keep the adults amused.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
2/5 26% Vacation (2015) In this case the journey may not be worth the destination.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
2.5/5 82% Ant-Man (2015) [Michael Pena] has hardly a couple of scenes as Rudd's criminal partner, but Luis of the fertile imagination and the long tongue shows the one crucial requirement Ant-Man is lacking: fun.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) It's been 19 years since the first Mission: Impossible, and that scene of Cruise's life hanging by a drop of sweat in it is still vivid in our memory... You will miss that in Rogue Nation, though it ticks all the boxes.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/5 60% Southpaw (2015) Gyllenhaal too is curiously disappointing, more caught up in his own character, with its tattoos, its constantly puffed eye and its mumbled speaking, than in genuine contact with either the people around him or his audience.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 18% The Vatican Tapes (2015) The exorcism itself, where we might expect to get our money's worth, is an almost amusing mix of the bizarre and the banal.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
3.5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) It's Hathaway who packs real punch, as the thief with an almost-golden heart who constantly spars with Batman and has an own spandex suit and eye mask to match his. Bale doesn't meet her passion even halfway.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
2.5/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) What mars the spectacle is the pace (why do Hollywood superhero flicks have to be so long?), and the collection of leaden baddies,‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) It's hard to keep the amazing coming, but somehow, Marc Webb manages it yet again.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
2.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) A lumbering, nearly 140-minute hulk that can't keep up the pace it tries to set for itself.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
2/5 56% Minions (2015) It's doubtful if young children who are this film's primary audience may delight in either the Queen or the bad men of history. And that's just one of the issues.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Early in the film, a young Peter tells his dying mother he fought with his friends because they were "squishing a frog..." That's the only time Peter, then or in his future self, spares a thought for any living being, two- or four-legged.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
1.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) This franchise has had its judgment day.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) There are few surprises in the apes descending on humans trapped inside their colony, yet Reeves paces the menace nicely, particularly in showing the bewilderment on both sides.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) A film that is not just highly enjoyable but even funny and, surprise of surprises, comprehensible.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2015
3/5 94% Spy (2015) Statham is delightful as he spoofs his own action roles.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015