Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl – movie review

Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl - movie review

I haven’t written a Hindi movie review since Band Baaja Baaraat, not because there have been no films worth writing about, but because none have seemed to need the extra attention, or have required that I share my point of view on them beyond a recommendation. Like the previous film by the same team, however, […]

X-Men: First Class – movie review

X-Men: First Class - movie review

Like most people, I didn’t even know they were making a new X-Men movie until I heard some buzz online and saw the first character shots. It all looked harmless enough. Then I saw the first trailer in the cinemas, and that got my attention. But what sold me on seeing this film was that […]

Thor – movie review

Thor - movie review

Of all the stories of supernatural heroes in the Marvel Comics universe, that of Thor, the God of thunder, is unique in that it was not an outright invention. Norse mythology was interpreted and integrated into the modern world in clever and campy ways to create an entertaining and larger than life character. That was […]

Source Code – movie review

Source Code - movie review

As Source Code begins, a train is pulling into Chicago. Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up leaning against the train window with the landscape rushing by. Disoriented, he tries to recognise the woman sitting across from him and talking to him as if they are friends. The last he remembers, he was flying a […]

Sucker Punch – movie review

Sucker Punch - movie review

His last film, Watchmen, had me cringing at some of its gory indulgences, so when the posters and trailers of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch were released, I feared it would descend into the same. However, Watchmen was in sections very faithful to the original, near-impossible to adapt comic, which showed great talent. I gave Sucker […]

TRON: Legacy – movie review

TRON: Legacy - movie review

I saw the original TRON a few times when I was in school. The fact that it was on mildly-scratchy rented video tape, made it no less revelatory about the possibilities of augmenting film with animation, and also about the vast potential of the then burgeoning technology of computers. While I haven’t watched that film […]