Say what you will but Steven Soderbergh is a phenomenal director and like any director, he’s had his fair share of hits and misses. After a short break, Soderbergh follows up his comedy-drama, Logan Lucky, with a psychological thriller: Unsane. Unsane is the story of Sawyer Valentini, a victim of a bad case of stalking, who inadvertently signs herself into a mental institution and amidst her helplessness and her greatest fears coming true, what follows is a question that lingers throughout the movie: Is she really insane? Continue reading Unsane: A Soderberghian Thriller
“I know its been a while since I have written anything. Its partly due to procrastination and partly due to personal commitments. Nonetheless I had been following 2016’s movies, games, books and music. I just never got back to writing as much as I did before. I had a baby boy couple of months back, had a job change where I have to travel close to 4 hours a day, if that doesn’t explain why I wasn’t writing, I don’t know what will. I was haunted by the fact that I couldn’t write, so here’s to 2017 being a fruitful year….hopefully.
Let me start with a movie from my favorite genre: Horror.”
The Blair Witch Project was a movie that I so fondly remember watching in my early teens and getting scared shitless. The grandaddy of the found footage genre, there was something creepy about the movie and its ambiguous ending that gave me sleepless nights. I almost believed their ‘missing students’ marketing campaign that gave all the more chills watching the movie. Only after an year or so, I found out that it was one of the finest marketing campaigns ever and the actors/students were all alive and kicking and probably laughing at us. The joke was on us, but hey, it was well worth it. Continue reading Blair Witch: Bared it all!
Although I never deliberately sat down to watch Nancy Meyers movies, I always found myself stumbling upon em somehow. I remember being forced to watch Parent Trap with my sister and ended up loving it when I was a kid (I actually believed there were ‘Lindsay Lohan twins’) and despite being a chick flick, I liked What Women Wants as well. The Intern would be the first Nancy Meyers movie that I wanted to give a shot. The previews were intriguing, the plot looked cheesy yet serviceable and of course, the real reason why I watched The Intern was Anne Hathaway and boy I ended up loving it? Her?
Continue reading The Intern: A Feel-good Startup Tale
Minutes into The Martian, Matt Damon’s Mark Watney says “I’m gonna have to science the shit out of this” and I swear I chuckled so loud that the guy next to me was eyeballing me. I never thought I’d be in for a treat going for Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Of course I am a huge Scott fan but his last two movies were a bit too tiresome to sit through. The ageing director’s prowess felt bumbling a bit, but The Martian proves that he’s still got it. This is Sir Ridley Scott’s awesome Comeback! Continue reading The Martian: What I Thought!
Ich seh, Ich seh aka Goodnight Mommy‘s previews were all over the internet a few weeks back. Hailed as one of the creepiest trailers this season, it had turned enough heads with its visuals and characters alike. ‘Creepy’ was slapped all over the trailer and the fact that it was more an art-house movie than a commercial movie, intrigued me more. Had Sundance’s The Witch trailer not released earlier this week I would still have stuck to Goodnight Mommy‘s disturbing trailer. Continue reading Goodnight Mommy: What I Thought!
By now Marvel has made sure that people WILL watch whatever they churn out. Audience, fans or not, don’t want to miss out any of the ‘Phase’ movies so that they are kept in the Marvel Universe loop. Who knows what reference they’d be making in their next big superhero epic and who would want to feel awkward when everybody around you is having a chuckle. I thought I’d never say this but, I am getting a bit too tired of the superhero movies overcrowding Hollywood. So for Ant-Man instead of jumping in headlong, I decided to wait for the reviews and surprisingly it fared well on Rotten Tomatoes and on the Internet Realm. Let’s give this a shot. Continue reading Ant-Man: What I Thought!
Mad Max Fury Road
is everything you’ve never expected from a modern day action movie. And if you’ve set your expectations low or arent into post-apocalyptic movies, you’ll be in for a surprise. And by the end of it, you’d have wished that you’d never thought so low about George Miller’s ambitious masterpiece.
30 years since the fourth movie, George Miller sets Mad Max Fury Road in a world where almost everybody has gone insane, including its lead, Max Rockatansky. The plot is paper thin and its nothing but an escort mission, lead by Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa, through barren post-apocalyptic wastelands and chased by the main antagonist, Immortan Joe and his maniac War Boys. This is a standalone movie and can hold strong on its own, but if you do want to get into the tone and mood of Mad Max, you oughta watch the old trilogy as it also sheds some light on Max’s story and arguably on who Immortan Joe really would be.
Continue reading Mad Max Fury Road: What I Thought!