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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Big Brother (2020) Sanjith Sidhardhan If Siddique could have kept the run-time in check and maybe stopped short of building Sachidanandan as a superhero, the movie could have passed as a decent watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Neil Soans A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood flips the typical character study into a self-reflective experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 Panga (2020) Sreeparna Sengupta It not only forms an important voice at a time when so many women drop out of the workforce, it is also an extremely well-crafted film. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha The visuals and effects that one gets to see on screen are top-notch and the fact that it is a tightly edited script (only 86 minutes long) makes this film an ocular delight to witness. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Neil Soans 1917 is tense, captivating, meticulous, horrifying and stirring. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 Judy (2019) Neil Soans ...although these insightful moments are missing from most of the film, Judy stands strong on Zellweger's career-defining performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3.5/5 () Pallabi Dey Purkayastha If not for the tory, watch it for the love of dance. And, get ready to groove and move! EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 Darbar (2020) M Suganth While there is the cockiness of Alex Pandian (Murgadoss's inspiration for this character), there is also vulnerability. And his infectious energy and inimitable style keep us rooting (and hooting) for his character. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3/5 Darbar (2020) Neeshita Nyayapati Any Rajinikanth fan will be able to predict how this story goes, they will also be able to predict how the star will show off his skills on-screen at any given moment. But Darbar has its moments that are pure delight. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
2.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha To sum it up, the experience of watching Like A Boss is like revisiting high school in a not-so-nostalgic way. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/5 Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Harshada Rege Superior performances, powerful action, visual impact, and most of all, it unfolds a story from the pages of history that deserved to be told, with just this kind of intensity, passion and vigour. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/5 Chhapaak (2020) Sreeparna Sengupta Chhapaak is not a film that lets you go easy, just as one begins to settle in to think Malti has managed to get better of her perpetrator, it jolts you with a few grim, uncomfortable reminders. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
2/5 () Ronak Kotecha What works against the film is not its story but the execution that suffers from weak writing and missed opportunities for an impactful social satire. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/5 Bhangra Paa Le (2019) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Apart from the decent performances of its lead actors and a high-spirited soundtrack, Bhangra Paa Le has nothing new to offer. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
2/5 () Reza Noorani There are only a handful of chuckle-worthy scenes that make an appearance only in the second half. The first half is just a very long and dull build-up to a predictable climax. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Neil Soans Richard Jewell is a slow burn that examines how media and governments can twist perspectives in the minds of the masses, making it a timely and relevant film. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
2.5/5 Cats (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta As the minutes tick by clocking in almost two hours, Cats comes off as a mix of bizarre and boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 The Informer (2019) Neil Soans The Informer is a solid, entertaining thriller with gritty action scenes that makes full use of its plot to drive the suspense, instead of Hollywood's typical big-budget blockbuster approach. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 The Grudge (2020) Neil Soans Despite a haunting tonality that's faithfully maintained throughout, 'The Grudge' is likely to leave most viewers unsatisfied. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 Good Newwz (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta Through much of its runtime, director Raj Mehta ensures that Good Newwz stays true to its genre with several light-hearted and funny moments. And the performances are top-notch, too. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Neil Soans Does enough to wrap up the new trilogy but it becomes evident that its overarching narrative wasn't clearly outlined, and it shows. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Neil Soans Spies in Disguise may not be revolutionary in any way, but it is a fun and entertaining family film appropriate for the holidays. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
Dabangg 3 (2019) Harshada Rege The film has all the ingredients required for a massy masala entertainer - good action, music, drama and, of course, Salman packing all of this in one story. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
3.5/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Neil Soans While some of the problems of the first film persist, they'll be hardly noticeable in the end, as the Jumanji franchise puts out another entertaining entry with The Next Level. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
2/5 The Body (2019) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Since it is confined within the walls of a mortuary and spans over a period of eight hours, this murder mystery tends to lose its grip over the audience early on. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Mardaani 2 (2019) Ronak Kotecha It's the conviction in the performances and a gripping narrative that ensure there's never a dull moment in Mardaani 2. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Ronak Kotecha Peele's storytelling is masterfully unhinged in its execution to accommodate his unique vision. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3.5/5 Panipat (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta Panipat delves into a significant chapter in history and is a war drama that lauds the unshakeable bravery, courage and the strong principles of the Marathas. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) Harshada Rege If you are looking for some good entertainment this weekend, this one could be a delightful watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
2.5/5 Marjaavaan (2019) Ronak Kotecha Marjaavaan attempts to check all the boxes for an emotional action rollercoaster, but its dated execution doesn't quite make the kill. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
1.5/5 Remember Amnesia (2019) Reza Noorani There's very little worth remembering about this film. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
2.5/5 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) Rachit Gupta While the film certainly looks fine, it lacks the grit and gumption that such an epic story demands. Most of all, it doesn't quite make Laxmibai the all-guns blazing hero that she was. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 The Good Liar (2019) Neil Soans The Good Liar works better as an acting masterclass by its brilliant lead performers, rather than a taut and rewarding storytelling experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Neil Soans As with most ensemble casts, some actors don't get as much screen time as they should, and the problem persists here. Nevertheless, it's safe to say they all do their roles ample justice. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
2/5 Enai Noki Paayum Thota (2019) M Suganth The action portions are fairly routine, and like in AYM, here, too, the director stretches the limits of plausibility. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
2.5/5 () M Suganth The weakly written villain characters, with miscast actors who never make us feel like they could be a threat to the protagonist, and the sameness of the stunt scenes pull the film down, leaving it lacking punch. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/5 George Reddy (2019) Paturi Rajasekhar Make no mistake, George Reddy is a bold refreshing take on a story that's yet to be explored in Telugu cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2/5 Pagalpanti (2019) Ronak Kotecha There are far too many songs placed randomly that only add to the runtime. Toward the end, it even meanders into a patriotic subplot that seems more forced. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Neil Soans The film comes across as an overly produced music video for its much-hyped soundtrack and this weighs the screenplay down, especially in the first half. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 21 Bridges (2019) Neil Soans Not a groundbreaking film by any means, but 21 Bridges is still quite entertaining due to compelling action and performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Neil Soans ​It's a tall order to expect this sequel to capture the lightning-in-a-bottle magic of the original, but Frozen 2's stunning eye-candy and humour will be enjoyable enough for its younger core audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha All-in-all, Motherless Brooklyn works, thanks to its ensemble cast and their individual talents. Sadly, the story line does not contribute as much as it should have. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Sreeparna Sengupta A gripping, gut-wrenching watch... EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 Bala (2019) Ronak Kotecha Bala remains a light-hearted comedy with situations that are relatable. Just like the film's message, Bala is beautiful even with its flaws, and never fails to entertain. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Neil Soans This reflective horror flick isn't for everyone, but if you enjoyed the original, you'd undoubtedly find this to be a worthy successor. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 Last Christmas (2019) Neil Soans Last Christmas is quite enjoyable with good performances, a pleasant background score and witty humour with enough 'feel good' factor around the holidays. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 Midway (2019) Ronak Kotecha As a war drama, Midway manages to educate, inform and entertain its audience about a historic battle that changed the course of World War II in the Pacific. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/5 Ujda Chaman (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta Ujda Chaman carries a relevant message, but the ride to finally get to it is a wobbly one. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) Harshada Rege A brave effort let down by uninspiring storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/5 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) Neeshita Nyayapati The story-telling has its flaws, but the characters are intriguing. What's impressive is the massive canvas the film is mounted on. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019