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Rating Title/Year Author
Omertà (2018) Poulomi Das It is about as effective as a dramatised Wikipedia entry - there is nothing in its 96-minute runtime that we don't already know. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
102 Not Out (2018) Poulomi Das Despite his guilt-inducing tactics, the only message that 102 Not Out ironically disseminates is the abject need for educating our birth-givers in the language of parental independence. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Raazi (2018) Poulomi Das Raazi manages to nuance the idea of patriotism, and lace it with a conscience. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Veere Di Wedding (2018) Poulomi Das It's as if Veere Di Wedding refuses to have any emotional depth only because it fears that its protagonists might have to talk about something other than men. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) Poulomi Das The third act of the film is essentially a lesson in misdirection... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Lust Stories (2018) Poulomi Das What makes Akhtar's short groundbreaking is its unflinching articulation of the hypocrisies of the entitled middle class. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Hereditary (2018) Poulomi Das The film takes the saying "skeletons in the closet" literally, giving us a genuinely terrifying portrait of a family's breakdown. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Sanju (2018) Poulomi Das It doesn't just heroise a flawed personality, but also ends up as the definitive and selective account for the future. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Set It Up (2018) Poulomi Das It exists as a canny tribute to the rom-coms of yesteryear, hitting a sweet, nostalgic feel-good spot. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Isle of Dogs (2018) Poulomi Das Isle of Dogs is a testament to the urgent need for animated movies to address socio-political context. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Dhadak (2018) Poulomi Das Spoiler alert: Dhadak is as terrible as anyone who has watched Sairat expected it to be. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Gold (2018) Poulomi Das For a film about sport, Gold treats hockey as a mere formality in service of an Akshay Kumar vanity project. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Stree (2018) Poulomi Das There's only so much an exciting premise can do for a bloated film that frequently loses its grip on its plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Laila Majnu (2018) Poulomi Das In its last 30 minutes, unveils the film's secret weapon: a visceral portrait of insanity. It's only here that the film actually lives up to its ambitious promise of retelling the legend of Layla and Majnun. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Love Sonia (2017) Poulomi Das At several points during Love Sonia, I found it hard to not question its real purpose: Is it really to highlight unimaginable trauma or fetishise it? EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Manmarziyaan (2018) Poulomi Das Aided by smart writing and affecting performances, the film subverts the nice guy trope and squashes the idea of the one true love. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Manto (2018) Poulomi Das Going in, I'd expected Manto to provoke and make a statement at every opportunity. What I got instead, was an unflinching portrait of a man who despised taking the middle road. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Poulomi Das In a film about dignity of labour, Katariya's mastery is most evident in parts where the focus is on the immense emotional and domestic labour every married small-town woman inevitably shoulders. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Pataakha (2018) Poulomi Das Vishal Bhardwaj's Pataakha understands this language of sisterhood, where throwing abuses, insults, and jabs at each other is par for the course. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Village Rockstars (2017) Poulomi Das While Rima Das intended the film to be a tribute to her village, her sensitivity and warmth guarantees that it also captures the innocence of childhood - and the doting bond between mothers and daughters. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Andhadhun (2018) Poulomi Das The film is all about clever writing, top-notch execution, and hard-hitting social commentary - but it is also a triumph of casting, and an ode to actors. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Loveyatri (2018) Poulomi Das Barely three months after Race 3, Salman Khan has bankrolled another nightmare, by introducing his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the hope that he'll pass off as an actor. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Badhaai Ho (2018) Poulomi Das Badhaai Ho is a delightful comedy that exposes society's hypocrisy toward sex. It underlines our unwillingness to view our parents as sexual beings... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
First Man (2018) Poulomi Das A sombre portrait of what going to the moon and back does to a man. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Baazaar (2018) Poulomi Das Baazaar doesn't have characters - just caricatures. Every plot point of the film is an extended open-mic joke that refuses to land. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Poulomi Das Vijay Krishna Acharya's Thugs of Hindostan is one of Bollywood's most unambitious and derivative films; it redefines the idea of an epic disaster. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Green Book (2018) Poulomi Das Green Book takes a muddled viewpoint of racism. But together, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen bring to screen an unforgettable chemistry that's poignant, rousing, and which single-handedly enlivens the broad strokes of the film's script. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
A Private War (2018) Poulomi Das A Private War is a piercing plea championing empathy, asking us to not turn a blind eye to the abject suffering of countless faceless civilians. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Kedarnath (2018) Poulomi Das In a film which features flash floods, it's the love story that becomes the disaster. Kedarnath, is indeed a calamity. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
2.0 (2018) Poulomi Das Despite being loaded with quinnessential Rajinisms - including the slo-mo walk, self-referential dialogue, witty punchlines, and, well, immortality - 2.0 stands out for acknowledging the problem plaguing every superhero film. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Roma (2018) Poulomi Das The black-and-white spectacle captures the memory of childhood, in unflinching clarity. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Ben Is Back (2018) Poulomi Das The film investigates the aftermath of addiction, both as a raging epidemic and as a crushing emotion. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Zero (2018) Poulomi Das The film might be the worst reminder of SRK's incompetence in completely inhabiting a character. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Simmba (2018) Poulomi Das If Simmba is Rohit Shetty's idea of what justice looks for women, I can only hope that we don't have to sit through a film that is his version of what equality looks like. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Khoon Bhari Maang (1988) Poulomi Das It's only a film like Khoon Bhari Maang that can turn a complete lack of logic into poignancy. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Soni (2018) Poulomi Das At a time when the wounds of #MeToo are yet to be healed, Soni's indictment of how normalised patriarchy continues to smother even the most empowered women, is probably the most riskiest and bravest... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) Poulomi Das If the film had released 20 years in the future, it could actually have been considered a tribute to our armed forces. Right now, however, it just feels like like well-made propaganda. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Luka Chuppi (2019) Poulomi Das Even a meme conveys more about live-ins than this logic-defying, unfunny movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Gully Boy (2019) Poulomi Das The wait for a film that tenderly recreates a musical subculture like gully rap instead of co-opting it, might still be slightly longer, but the wait for a perfect rap soundtrack is over. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
() Poulomi Das As Paddleton posits in the heart-wrenching final minutes, what better balm can there be to loneliness than all-consuming companionship? EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Sonchiraiya (2019) Poulomi Das For much of its run-time, Sonchiriya is packed to the brim with commentary that mines the past to inform the injustices of the present. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Badla (2019) Poulomi Das Ghosh builds a solid case against the assumption of innocence that we often grant women accused of heinous crimes. If only Badla lived up to its intent. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019