Movie Reviews
Entertainment  /  Published 29.06.20

A lot of people have said I look Bengali’

Tripti Dimri is on cloud nine. Huge praise has come in for her film Bulbbul, in which she plays the title character with a remarkable blend of raw strength and innocent vulnerability. The Telegraph&nb...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 12.06.20

A pitch-perfect satire

Irony is a funny thing. It either hits you like a sledgehammer or slowly creeps up on you. The result is the same: the carpet’s pulled out from under your feet, and before you know it, you are at on...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 09.06.20

Lion scene-stealer Sunny Pawar is the heart and soul of Chippa

There are some films that you really don’t want to brand as good or bad. They may technically not be up there or could even end up being emotionally manipulative in parts, but the warm, fuzzy feelin...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 05.06.20

'Choked': intriguing premise but not a compelling film

There is a moment somewhere in the middle of Choked where Sarita and Sushant, engaged in a shouting match, move from one room to another arguing at the top of their voices, the camera voyeuristically ...
By Priyanka Roy in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 11.05.20

A refreshing take on an old trope

When Alice Wu quit her corporate job to pursue film-making, she perhaps unknowingly decided to serve a purpose — that of amplifying the voices of Chinese immigrants and their struggles. After her fi...
By Shrestha Saha in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.04.20

A poignant portrait of forbidden romance

There are many moments in Portrait of a Lady on Fire where the camera simply doesn’t move. It trains itself on a character, more often than not on the statuesque and stunning Helose, and seems to ab...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 18.04.20

Dolittle: A dreary, overextended yawn

At some point during its troubled gestation, the movie once known as ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ was renamed Dolittle.” Was “voyage” too fusty, “doctor” too fancy? Whatever the case,...
By Manohla Dargis /NYTNS in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.04.20

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood celebrates the virtues of patient listening, gentleness and the honest expression of feelings. It’s about how a man who has devoted his life to being kind helps a...
By A.O. Scott /New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.04.20

Two powerful performances in Just Mercy

A Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy is a painful, beautiful, revelatory book, the kind of reading experience that can permanently alter your understanding of the world. Partly a memoir of Stevenson’s c...
By A.O. Scott/ New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 15.04.20

Godzilla goes big and goes home

The beloved movie monster Godzilla both goes big and goes home in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla. For those of you who haven’t been keeping your scorecards updated, that movie was a reboot of a re...
By Glenn Kenny/The New York Times News Service in


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