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Cinema || The Martian (A Colonial Wet Dream)

Ridley Scott is no stranger to filming epic adventures conceived in space. The construction of the premise that ‘The Martian’ employs, clearly attempts to put it in the league of Ron Howard’s ‘Apollo 13’ or Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ with a futuristic twist. Surviving the treacherous

Cinema || Manjhi – The Mountain Man (True Indian Grit)

Releasing just after the Independence day celebrations, Ketan Mehta’s Manjhi – The Mountain Man boasts an Indian story that deserves a grand treatment on the silver screen. It happens to be a true story of immense humanity that necessitates a larger than life depiction which

Cinema || TeenKahon (Three Tales of Love)

The much speculated and lauded debut of Bauddhayan Mukherji is quite the novel idea on paper. Spanning an impressive one hundred years, Mukherji’s three tales of obsession would unite three vastly different stories from diverse eras to chart the course of a certain trait of

Cinema || Black Mass (Darkness Unbound)

The primary challenge that any filmmaker has to contend with when one attempts to make a gangster flick is to live up to the unrelenting standard set by one Martin Scorsese. Since director Scott Cooper chose to make what can essentially be called a ‘semi-biopic’

Cinema || Mia Madre (My Mother)

That meta-films are a specialty of Nanni Moretti has been evident ever since the release of ‘April’ (1998). He followed it up with Il Caimano (2006). Moretti’s latest, the Margherita Buy starrer ‘Mia Madre’ goes further than he has yet travelled into the psyche of

Cinema || A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Swedish auteur Roy Andersson’s latest, after a reflective hiatus of seven years, is the concluding part of his “living”-trilogy, which had been preceded by ‘Songs from the Second Floor’ and ‘You, the Living’ respectively. ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ is a