XOXO, Gossip Girl

There’s a very firm and sometimes unproductive pattern in my addiction to Netflix – I always have to end what I begin. No matter how worthless of my time a movie or series might seem, I put in effort to end it and same applies to books as well. For some reason, I don’t believe... Continue Reading →

Indian Cinema and the Academy Awards

One of my students asked me to discuss this topic in class, and I assume it came from the then relevant Bollywood controversy centring the ace music director AR Rahman. The loved musician, commonly known for his dignified and calm demeanour, ended up tweeting against the Bollywood lobby that has been trying to defame him,... Continue Reading →

The Kissing Booth

This is not a review, but just an experience of watching both parts of this widely popular teenage rom-com. For someone who is rather critical of films owing to my area of work, I sure watch a lot of movies and series from this genre without being critical of them whatsoever, because movies like The... Continue Reading →

Bohemian Rhapsody

Impersonating a legendary figure years after his death in a manner that reminds all viewers of him is definitely a testimony to the acting abilities of an actor. Bohemian Rhapsody, as far as I could see, was a lot about Rami Malek and his incredible impersonation of Freddie Mercury. And then, all about Freddie Mercury.... Continue Reading →

Mission Mangal – A big opportunity missed out

When Bollywood makes movies based on Indian accomplishment stories, they’re generally much awaited despite the fact that the entire viewer base already knows the entire story. Regardless, we love to cherish the country’s accomplishments and are willing to pay to watch a story retold in a visually elaborate manner. It makes us feel like we’re... Continue Reading →

Tulip Fever – Subtle yet fierce

Another one of those movies that make you never rely on critics’ reviews. Tulip Fever is a movie based in the seventeenth century whose storyline very well resonates in the 21st. A critic went as far as calling the movie tone-deaf; and I must either be a viewer uncomprehending of movie standards, or the review... Continue Reading →

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