Sunday, May 22, 2022

Review

Only a Narrow Self and Mind Would Want a Shrunken Monolingual Existence: International Booker Shortlisted Author Geetanjali Shree

In a historic moment, Geetanjali Shree became the first Indian author to get her work shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. The Hindi...

Choose or Die movie review: Netflix’s derivative horror film falls short of expectations, you’ll wish for ‘game over’ soon

Choose or Die movie director: Toby MeakinsChoose or Die movie cast: Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, and Robert EnglundChoose or Die movie...

KGF 2 movie review: Too much sound, a lot of fury, little impact

The most striking aspect of KGF part one (2018) was its setting. At every opportunity, the camera pulled all the way back so...

Robert Downey Jr Turns Author with Book on Climate Conscious Eating Habits

After playing the role of Marvel superhero Iron Man for more than a decade, Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr is stepping into the...

A Hero movie review: Asghar Farhadi film is an intricate look at complex questions of life

A Hero movie cast: Amir Jadidi, Sahar Goldust, Maryam Shahdaei, Alireza Jahandideh, Mohsen TanabandehA Hero movie director: Asghar FarhadiA Hero movie rating: 4...

Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore movie review: A trick that has far outlived its big finish

Fantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore movie cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra MillerFantastic Beasts The Secrets of Dumbledore movie director:...

Drive My Car review: Love, loss and a journey in light and shadows

Drive My Car movie cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Masaki Okada, Reika KirishimaDrive My Car movie director: Ryusuke HamaguchiDrive My Car movie rating:...

The Bubble movie review: Judd Apatow’s aggravating Netflix comedy, co-starring Vir Das, never pops off the screen

There’s a scene towards the end of The Bubble—a new showbiz comedy on Netflix—in which Keegan-Michael Key’s movie star character confides in his...

Five Best Bedtime Stretches To Ensure An Uninterrupted Sleep

Sleep is arguably the most benefitting and crucial biological activity that the human body performs. The quality of sleep is highly dependent on...

King Richard movie review: Will Smith aims for glory

King Richard movie cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, Tony GoldwynKing Richard movie director: Reinaldo Marcus GreenKing Richard...

RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli delivers an epic mythological action superhero bromance

RRR is a roaring, rearing, rousing mix of genres — epic-mythological-action-superhero-bromance, that very SS Rajamouli concoction, which we are invited to swallow in...

Indian Author Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance Being Developed Into An HBO Web Series

HBO is developing an OTT adaptation of Indian Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry’s 1996 Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, “A Fine Balance”, with Ritesh Batra, director...

Bachchhan Paandey movie review: Akshay Kumar film is too much pain with zero gain

The kindest thing I can say about this Hindi remake of Karthick Subbaraj’s ‘Jigarthanda’, in which a wet-behind-the-ears director sets about making a...

Jalsa movie review: Shefali Shah rescues the film in the final act

Two Mumbai women, occupying diametrically opposite sides of the financial and social divide, are impacted by a terrible accident that takes place one...

Marc David Baer On The Politics Of Ottomans And The Popularity Of Imperialist Ideals In England And Pakistan

Marc David Baer’s fascinating works of non-fiction delve into the unknown characteristics of emperors who navigated the political landscape much like we see politicians...

Maaran movie review: Even Dhanush can’t save this one

Director Karthick Naren has seemingly made Maaran without any real knowledge about the inner workings of journalism as a profession. This film is...

The Adam Project movie review: Fun but forgettable, Ryan Reynolds’ new Netflix film is an improvement over Red Notice

The Adam Project opens with a younger version of Ryan Reynolds’ character getting pummelled for running his mouth. This is a recurring gag...

JLF2022: How Much Do You Know About Ramayana’s Indelible Impression On Indonesia?

It was around the end of 9th century, Khanna said, that two magnificent retellings of the Rama tale appeared in central Java. Source link...

JLF2022: Lilly Singh’s Book Club Favourite Neel Patel Talks About Identity

As the third day of Jaipur Literature Festival’s virtual sessions got under way, Canadian actor-comedian Lilly Singh interviewed American author Neel Patel. Neel’s...

JLF2022: Steven Pinker On The Scarcity Of Rationality And Repercussions Of Cancel Culture

Canadian-American author Steven Pinker, in an engaging session at Jaipur Literature Festival, opened up about his latest work Rationality: What It Is, Why...

JLF2022: Elif Shafak Says Writers Have To Ask Political Questions, But The Answer Has To Be Left For Readers To Decide

On the first day of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, one of the major highlights of the 29-session-long day was Turkish author Elif...

Against the Ice movie review: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau serves up survival thrills in this tolerable movie

Against the Ice movie director: Peter FlinthAgainst the Ice movie cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, and Heida ReedAgainst the Ice movie...

Russia-Ukraine War: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie Among 1000 Authors Who Signed Open Letter Condemning Russian Invasion

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to ravage the east European country, several notable figures from around the world have expressed their...

Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan movie review: Tale of a messy wedding

After Aishwarya Lekshmi-starrer Archana 31 Not Out, another Malayalam film Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan is centered around a wedding. Directed by Arun Vaiga, the...

Licorice Pizza movie review: A warm, sunny and pleasurable nostalgia trip

Licorice Pizza movie cast: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Bradley CooperLicorice Pizza movie director: Paul Thomas AndersonLicorice Pizza movie rating: 4 stars Age...

The Lake House that Inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Writings has Been Resurrected to its Old World Charm

If you are familiar with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary work you must know the image that the American author’s work conjures. Fitzgerald’s notable...

Petite Maman movie review: Céline Sciamma’s new film is a whimsical, poignant exploration of grief

Petite Maman movie director: Céline SciammaPetite Maman movie cast: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Stéphane Varupenne, Nina Meurisse and Margo Abascal.Petite Maman movie rating:...

Uncharted movie review: Tom Holland gives it his all in action adventure

Uncharted movie cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Tati GabrielleUncharted movie director: Ruben FleischerUncharted movie rating: 1.5 stars Based on a...

I Want You Back movie review: Likable Charlie Day, Jenny Slate make this banal rom-com worthwhile

I Want You Back movie movie director: Jason OrleyI Want You Back movie movie cast: Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Gina Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood,...