films

Rehab for Lovers

Wong Kar-wai’s movies are all about people who are in limbo, waiting for the real story of their lives to begin.

Unreelistic Expectations

We all know that violence in films desensitises people to violence in real life, but what about romantic comedies?

Film Review: Delhi Belly

Delhi Belly is a rare ensemble of cheeky dialogues, an enthralling cast, clever humour, and a reasonably entertaining storyline.

Film Review: Shaitan

Be prepared, not to face your inner demons, but for one of the most average narratives to come from Anurag Kashyap’s oeuvre.

The Vicarious Lover

Ralph Fiennes seems most at home when involved in a delicate balancing act between various facets of his personality.

Cape and Cowl

An exploration of the various graphic novels from which the story lines and characters were developed for Christopher Nolan’s remarkable Batman series.

Mirror, Mirror: Part Three

Man Bites Dog becomes not only a satire on the fascination for televised tragedy, but also tries to joke about the uncalled stain provided to cinema.

Book Review: Susanna’s Seven Husbands

The mystery remains intact in Ruskin Bond’s original short story, and the suspense is held captive under a gravestone—or seven.

Mirror, Mirror: Part Two

The central underlying theme of Peeping Tom is voyeurism, captured through an aggressive and violating camera.

Mirror, Mirror: Part One

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange embodies the conflict between individual free will and state control.

Film Review: Dhobi Ghat

If realism is the leading manifesto of an art film, then Dhobi Ghat manages it effortlessly.

Film Review: The Illusionist

Sylvain Chomet’s animated take on the life of a middle-aged Vaudevillian magician overflows with rainy-day beauty and mystery.