Reviews of an Acute Cinephile.

Richie (2017) Tamil Movie Review

Director Gautham Ramachandran’s Richie is as unique a Tamil film as Atlee’s Mersal is generic. Which is a good thing, considering Mersal is probably one of the most generic (and terrible) masala Tamil movies to be released in the past year. Touted as Malayalam star Nivin Pauly’s first foray into the world of Tamil cinema,… Continue reading Richie (2017) Tamil Movie Review

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Justice League (2017) Movie Review

Sigh. DC just can’t seem to get it right, can they? There was a small moment where I thought they did when Wonder Woman released and turned out to be pretty decent. But now, after having seen Justice League, I realize that could’ve just been a ‘captured lightning in a bottle’ type situation mainly due… Continue reading Justice League (2017) Movie Review

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Movie Review

Thor: Ragnarok is probably the most I’ve been thoroughly entertained by a film this year. And in a year with truly spectacular blockbusters like Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes, that’s no mean feat. Directed by Taika Waititi ( AKA the director who’s work I loved before it was cool. Read… Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Movie Review

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Wind River (2017) Movie Review

Wind River is a film that thrives on atmosphere. In fact, the beautifully captured snowy landscapes of Wyoming where the film is set does an excellent job of telegraphing the deep, cold, dark and ultimately tragic events that transpire in Wind River – a small American Indian reservation. So much so that, at some points… Continue reading Wind River (2017) Movie Review

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Baby Driver (2017) Movie Review

Baby Driver is the latest offering from acclaimed writer/director Edgar Wright, a filmmaker for whom I hold tremendous respect, with his signature filmmaking style remaining one of the most unique things in cinema today. My personal, all-time favourite film of his – Hot Fuzz – is an action satire that mixes style with a hilariously… Continue reading Baby Driver (2017) Movie Review

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Spider-Man : Homecoming (2017) Movie Review

*NOTE: Before I start this review, I would like to thank Novo Cinemas for inviting me to the premiere of this film.* Spider-Man: Homecoming is the perfect Spider-Man film. There is simply no two ways about it. It is a film that understands who Spider-Man as a character is and explores what makes him tick… Continue reading Spider-Man : Homecoming (2017) Movie Review

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Angamaly Diaries (2017) Malayalam Movie Review

Note: I know this review is extremely late. Unfortunately, I was unable to watch the film during its original theatrical run. However, upon seeing it now, I simply HAD to write a review on it considering how strongly I felt about this modern masterpiece. The colors of a bustling city, the aroma and preparation of … Continue reading Angamaly Diaries (2017) Malayalam Movie Review