Outlaw King

One of the reasons for joining the Netflix bandwagon was because I wanted to be in the thick of things in terms of the content on the show which is both relevant not only for its release but also for its popularity as a worldwide audience. One of the more contemporary and compelling reasons toContinue reading “Outlaw King”

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Another recent addition to my movie watching escapades which brings me to the review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and one of the prime reasons why I wanted to watch it was because it made a lot of “noise” during the academy awards which always gets me interested. The movie has loads of darkContinue reading “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”

Deadpool 2

One of the more recently released movies that I got to watch courtesy YouTube movies and my bucks were well spent or in other words, the movie was well worth it. Ryan Reynolds reprises his role as the protagonist Deadpool or Wade Wilson with his humour intact which is what got the movie going inContinue reading “Deadpool 2”

Pain And Gain

This is a movie based on a true story which was released in 2013. However, the events in real life happened sometime in 1994-95 which is currently a part of the Netflix bouquet and something I enjoyed as a combination of star power and the monumental stupidity with which it actually happened as depicted inContinue reading “Pain And Gain”

Shot Caller

Another offering from Netflix but this one was definitely high up in my recommendations. Shot Caller is a riveting tale of the lead man with dual identities pre and posts his crime and the trials and tribulations along the way. In other words, our leading man Nicolaj Coster-Waldau as Jacob/Money is a white collar professionalContinue reading “Shot Caller”

The Kingdom

This movie was released in 2007 and this is one of the offerings by Netflix to keep you hooked to the platform even though I found it uninteresting. The movie starts with an animated portrayal of the whys and the wherefores in the world, how contemporary (read American)  perspective has been formulated vis-a-vis the middleContinue reading “The Kingdom”

The Gambler

Jim Bennett is your atypical gambler who is a literature professor by day who raises a debt with his mom and a loan shark to feed his gambling cravings and risks it all. He is also in a relationship with one of his students so what does happen in the movie? Does our protagonist playedContinue reading “The Gambler”

Melodrama Inc.

This post is close to my heart because it is about the dichotomy that exists in my country and the kind of current affairs that is dished out in the name of news and the complete impunity with which news channels function with utter disregard for public sensibilities and only caring about the sensationalism. Today, IContinue reading “Melodrama Inc.”

Red Sparrow

After overdosing on Netflix and Amazon Prime rather not really finding a flick which I wanted to see, I finally opened my YouTube movie account by paying for Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons. The film is about a ballerina Dominika who is recruited into “Sparrow School”, a Russian Intelligence facility whereContinue reading “Red Sparrow”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fck, a counterintuitive approach to living a good life, is the first book by blogger and author Mark Manson and it was a breeze with a lot of long-forgotten stories, liberal doses of advising considering the former dating guru were giving some pointers and a weird mixture ofContinue reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fck”

Operation Finale

This is a Netflix original film about the true story of the architect of the “Final Solution” Adolph Eichmann and how he was apprehended by Mossad agents in Buenos Aires, Argentina around 1960. Given the plot was Holocaust, the film could have been so much more but lacks in the pace and the overall effectContinue reading “Operation Finale”

The Dictator

Another movie in the Amazon Prime fold is The Dictator starring the irreplaceable Sacha Baron Cohen as Aladeen/ Efawadh but frankly, I did not enjoy one bit. The movie did not elicit a single laugh or even a smirk since I am hardly into slapstick comedy and a play on puns and cliches across culturalContinue reading “The Dictator”

The Dark Tower

The biggest advantage that Amazon Prime has over Netflix is that it caters to the masses by doling out movies with popular cast and characters and sure enough. The Dark Tower falls in that category. It has a superstar cast with Idris Elba playing Roland and Mathew McConaughey playing the Black Man. The movie isContinue reading “The Dark Tower”

Sully

Amonsgt the numerous Clint Eastwood movies that I have watched such as Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, Unforgiven and now Sully, most of the movies have common traits such as taut storyline, direction par excellence, riveting acting and it was no different this time around.Continue reading “Sully”

Century and Counting

Ta Ta Tara, Ta Ta Tara… Couldn’t have come up with a better rendition than to celebrate my century of posts with Fall Out Boy’s cover of Suzanne Vega’s Tom’s Diner by the name of Century for a more contemporary feel. Been writing blogs since 2010 and boy has it taken a long time comingContinue reading “Century and Counting”

Jason Bourne

Man oh man I love this franchise. Trust me, even if Jason Bourne was peeling onions for a living, I would still watch it. It is that good even though IMDB gives it a rating of 6.6 for your action thriller genre replete with an awesome star cast consisting of Matt Damon, reprising his role, likeContinue reading “Jason Bourne”

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

According to the grapevine, the movie was supposed to be named What The F**k but was considered too offensive for the public at large. Nevertheless, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a laugh riot and a must watch because it is a true story of Kim Baker enacted by the competent Tina Fey in war-torn Afghanistan inContinue reading “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

The Kite Runner- Movie

Streaming service in India is witnessing a war like no other with Amazon and Netflix jostling for space and other players fast catching up. So, it was no surprise when I saw The Kite Runner as an offering on Amazon Prime having read the paperback already and an unabashed fan of Khaled Hosseini, the writer.Continue reading “The Kite Runner- Movie”

A Prayer Before Dawn

This is a true story of Billy Moore who is a boxer addicted to Ya Ba and how he is arrested and sent to one of the most notorious Thai prisons, Chiang Mai, and how he fights in Muay Tai tournaments to survive and eventually gain his freedom. This has also been expressed in aContinue reading “A Prayer Before Dawn”

Safe House

Safe House is your quintessential Hollywood potboiler replete with an all-star star cast, heavy action at a fast-paced clip. This is about Matt Weston(Ryan Reynolds) manning a safe house in South Africa when a wanted ex-spy Tobin Frost(Denzel Washington) is brought in and how they have to save themselves from mercenaries till they get to theContinue reading “Safe House”

The Angel

With the power play in the middle east always on a boil which is a never-ending saga, this is a movie review of The Angel or Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian spy who was the son-in-law of President Nasser and whose life is celebrated across Egypt and Israel. The story, if it was actually enacted the wayContinue reading “The Angel”

The Resistance Banker

This is another addition in the Netflix fold in recent times where the audience at large is gifted a plethora of options in terms of world cinema. This film is a true story of the Dutch resistance against the Nazi occupation in which a large part was played by the Van Hall brothers by runningContinue reading “The Resistance Banker”

Laissez Affair

There are seldom instances in my life that I look back on and regret but given my average Joe looks and the disproportionate vibes I am getting from all the ladies and sundry, I have begun to wander and wonder at the same time. Sure, being married keeps me grounded and is par for theContinue reading “Laissez Affair”

Mad Max Fury Road

First time in a long time did I watch a Tom Hardy movie but he was overshadowed by the Charlize Theron character Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max Fury Road which was released in 2015 and written and directed by George Miller. The movie enjoys a rating of 8.1 on IMDB but if it was upContinue reading “Mad Max Fury Road”

True Story

As far as movie reviews go, one is immediately taken aback with the ingenuity of the title itself because if ever there was a pictorial representation of the word pun then this would be it. True Story is a real-life tale a death row inmate Christian Longo and how in his trials and tribulations doesContinue reading “True Story”

Smoke And Mirrors

T.V  is passed since the comforts of being a couch potato can easily be enjoyed with the comforts and convenience of your house/device through streaming services on the telly using your Amazon Firestick or Google Chromecast. In a recent study of TRPs, one of the head honchos a television network in the Indian subcontext wasContinue reading “Smoke And Mirrors”

Allez Les Bleus

This is my second blog on the current world cup which has drawn to a close with France running out deserved winners but it also has something to do with a bias that I have towards the French considering I learnt the language as part of my schooling even though I wasn’t supporting them. WithContinue reading “Allez Les Bleus”

Raazi

A weekend has gone by seeing a world cup final had six goals and then Raazi to top it off, couldn’t have been better. No comparisons to moot in terms of a sporting spectacle and a feature film but couldn’t resist typing on the movie Raazi since I was impressed. The tagline on the posterContinue reading “Raazi”