‘Avengers: Infinity War’ review – an overlong space epic where the villain leads the pack

A magnum opus that contains several of the MCU heroes, complete with overpowering visuals. A villain with an identity and rock solid stakes. The brief for Avengers: Infinity War would be tempting for a screenwriter. How do we include them all and still mete justice to each? Not to mention […]

“Apostasy” is a quiet, distressing portrait of family ties and rigid orthodoxy!

Jehova’s Witnesses – One Christian denomination that’s been generating curiosity in me for long. Even in India where Christianity is a minority and Witnesses even fewer in number, it has always intrigued me on how they indulged in door-to-door preaching and pamphlet distribution, both of which involved pretty direct religious […]

“Redoubtable” – A stylish retro piece that Godardians will lap up instantly!

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable is manna from the heaven for Jean-Luc Godard fanboys. Be it the lead character Godard’s somewhat toxic rebellion or his own erroneous ideas about a Marxist society, the film spectacle the transitional years in the veteran filmmaker’s life. Set amidst the New Wave Movement that took place […]

“Summer 1993” – Carla Simón’s outstanding debut drenches you in a sea of emotions!

Do you remember those discreet overheard conversations from childhood? Some were hard to sink in. And there are others that remain entrenched for a lifetime. You weren’t the intended recipient in the first place. Then again, how would a child govern his/her own perceptions? Debutante director Carla Simón’s autobiographical Summer […]