English Movie Reviews

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A Suitable Girl review: Poignant reminder of the spectre of patriarchy that looms over everywoman

Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra delve into the lives of three young women going through the trial...

10 Dec 2018 5:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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The Re-Bell review: An engaging and intimate film on suicide

The short film follows the character of a famous journalist in the hours after she decides to end...

06 Dec 2018 22:58 IST — Suparna Thombare

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Gyamo review: Wholesome lesson on more than snow leopards in the Himalayas

Directors Gautam Pandey and Doel Trivedi present a beautifully shot documentary on the ecosystem in...

27 Nov 2018 8:00 IST — Blessy Chettiar

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Good Guy Bad Guy review: A ragpicker dreams of cinema between jail sentences and feeding sessions

Indu Krishnan's engrossing documentary delves into the cinematic dreams of a ragpicker charged...

16 Nov 2018 2:24 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Widows review: Women get the job done in this thrilling heist movie led by Viola Davis

Steve McQueen's crime drama features a grieving widow who has to pull off a heist job like no in...

06 Nov 2018 17:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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5 Weddings review: Nargis Fakhri finds her comfort zone in this tale of cultural shocks

While director Namrata Singh Gujral touches upon a few social issues, the tardy screenplay and poor...

27 Oct 2018 6:00 IST — Mayur Lookhar

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A Star Is Born review: Impressive musical turns by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

Cooper's directorial debut is a powerful, intimate look at the lives of two different singers....

03 Oct 2018 19:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Everything Is Fine review: Powerful performance by Seema Pahwa in this heartrending short film

In writer-director Mansi Nirmal Jain’s short, Pahwa plays a middle-aged woman who confides her...

01 Oct 2018 15:25 IST — Sonal Pandya

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The Lift Boy review: Heart-warming and entertaining tale of unusual friendships

Director Jonathan Augustin brings forth a stellar story of a reluctant lift boy, weaving it with the...

28 Sep 2018 14:30 IST — Blessy Chettiar

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The Death Of Us review: Vani Subramanian's documentary questions the effects of capital punishment

Vani raises some pertinent points in her film, but she could, perhaps, have also included the other...

18 Sep 2018 15:00 IST — Anita Paikat

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India's Healing Forests review: A slow, undulating eco-film that is more instructional than entertaining

Nitin Das's documentary explores the healing, educational and meditative properties of being in...

17 Sep 2018 9:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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I Am Jeeja review: Positive, uplifting look at the extraordinary life of Jeeja Ghosh

The film follows the journey of disability activist Jeeja Ghosh who has helped changed several and...

08 Feb 2018 18:10 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Velvet Revolution review: Gripping collaborative documentary on women journalists from around the world

Journalists from six different countries speak about their personal experiences in trying cover fair...

05 Feb 2018 12:30 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Comeback Wool E review: Beautiful hand-drawn images depict gender discrimination

Shantanu Moitra’s haunting music enriches director Sumanta Ghosh's dialogue-free...

01 Feb 2018 15:53 IST — Suparna Thombare

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Loving Vincent review: World’s first hand-painted animation film is a labour of love

The film beautifully delves into the aftermath of celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh’s death...

20 Oct 2017 16:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Signature Move review: Women and wrestling form the heart of this witty romance

Director Jennifer Reeder's film has the magic of Fawzia Mirza's acting going for it, but is...

18 Oct 2017 13:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Lies We Tell review: Melodramatic tragedy set in Bradford gets overwrought too soon

Filmmaker Mitu Misra’s directorial debut has good intentions, but they can't overcome bad...

18 Oct 2017 11:56 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Shalom Bollywood review: Delightful documentary on forgotten Jewish stars of Indian cinema

The film, 11 years in the making by Danny Ben-Moshe, unveils some of the biggest stars of Indian and...

17 Oct 2017 11:04 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Partition:1947 review — A wonderfully enacted political drama that fails to exploit its full potential

Director Gurinder Chadha makes the mistake of trying to tell too many stories in one film....

17 Aug 2017 11:03 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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Sonata review: A lovely take on female bonding with brilliant performances

The only drawback of this adaptation of Mahesh Eklunchwar's play is that it continues to...

19 Apr 2017 17:53 IST — Suparna Thombare