‘Love Sonia’ review – Uncovers flesh trade and limitless human spirit

It is a difficult deal for films that attempt to picture the loss of innocence – especially where there are children and teenagers robbed of their basic right to be themselves. These stories agitate and sadden us while imparting what might simply be an uncomfortable social reality. Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s […]

‘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’ review – a 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’ review – a stylish retro piece that Godardians will lap up instantly

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable is manna from 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 in […]