Author : Troy Ribeiro


Flatters to deceive

Flatters to deceive

Feb 10,2017 , 01:29 AM IST | Cinema
A sci-fi romance, this film is targeted at the Valentine Day's audience. While on the face of it, the film is a romantic tale of a boy from Mars and a girl from the Earth, in reality it is a son's search for his biological father. The premise is promising, but the film fails to deliver, simply because of its cheesy execution.
As bland as it can get

As bland as it can get

Feb 04,2017 , 04:36 AM IST | Cinema
‘The Final Chapter’ is the sixth and final instalment of the action packed, sci-fiction horror ‘Resident Evil’ film series, which is loosely based on a video game series of the same name.
This brew is not stimulating enough

This brew is not stimulating enough

Jan 21,2017 , 01:30 AM IST | Cinema
'Coffee with D' is a satire designed on the popularity of a primetime news anchor famed for his loud tirade with the appendix, "The nation wants to know".
Action-packed and loud

Action-packed and loud

Jan 16,2017 , 12:51 AM IST | Cinema
This is the third film of the ‘xXx’ franchise. After skipping the second edition ‘State of the Union’, which was released in 2005, Vin Diesel who had featured in the original 2000 film returns in this action-packed spy thriller with pomp and panache.
An engrossing period drama 

An engrossing period drama 

Jan 16,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Cinema
Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, ‘Live By Night’ is a period crime drama that is designed like an old school gangster film.
Ok... is passable

Ok... is passable

Jan 14,2017 , 12:53 AM IST | Cinema
A Gen-Y girl and boy meet, are physically attracted, become friends, live-in together, sans any commitment, then eventually fall in love and get married. Familiar? Extremely. Trite, oft-seen and offering nothing new. That in a nutshell, is what Shaad Ali's ‘OK Jaanu’ is.
In tune with modern times

In tune with modern times

Dec 30,2016 , 05:07 AM IST | Cinema
The 3D computer-animated ‘Sing’ is the latest offering from the studio that gave us the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise, ‘Minions’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.
A technical spectacle

A technical spectacle

Dec 10,2016 , 01:29 AM IST | Cinema
A true story, based on the largest oil spill in US history that occurred on April 20, 2010, ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is a disaster-action film about the blowout and explosion of the titular oil rig, off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
A near-perfect Disney film

A near-perfect Disney film

Dec 02,2016 , 01:28 AM IST | Cinema
Disney's latest offering ‘Moana’, which means the ocean in Polynesian and Maori languages, is the story of its 12th Princess in its Princess line.
Anna Kisan Baburao Hazare: Motivational and inspiring

Anna Kisan Baburao Hazare: Motivational and inspiring

Oct 15,2016 , 04:50 AM IST | Bollywood
Written-directed by Shashank Udapurkar, who is also in the title role, this film bookends with Anna Hazare's participation in the India Against Corruption movement in 2011, which paved the way for the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Saat Uchakkey- Movie Review : Pretentious yet entertaining

Saat Uchakkey- Movie Review : Pretentious yet entertaining

Oct 15,2016 , 03:54 AM IST | Cinema
Set in the heart of old Delhi, the film revolves around seven good-for-nothings who want to become rich.
'The Girl on the Train' movie review: Refreshingly riveting

'The Girl on the Train' movie review: Refreshingly riveting

Oct 14,2016 , 04:08 AM IST | Hollywood
Though the story seems contrived with the characters driven by its plot mechanisms, the screenplay written by Erin Cressida Wilson is gripping.
Storks' 3D movie review, rating

Storks' 3D movie review, rating

Sep 25,2016 , 04:31 AM IST | Cinema
Far from appealing - A modern take on the age-old yarn of, "Storks delivering babies", this animated film, Storks’ is confusingly designed. It is far from a look good, feel good film.
Raaz Reboot Full Movie Review, rating

Raaz Reboot Full Movie Review, rating

Sep 18,2016 , 03:47 AM IST | Bollywood
Unconvincing and tedious
A dark, on-the-fence comedy

A dark, on-the-fence comedy

Aug 21,2016 , 03:41 AM IST | Cinema
Based on a true story that took place between 2005 and 2008, Director Todd Phillip's ‘War Dogs’ is a story of two young, unscrupulous "gun runners", who con the American Government and become globally known international arms dealers in a short span of three years.
Bret Lee's UnIndian full movie review, rating

Bret Lee's UnIndian full movie review, rating

Aug 19,2016 , 09:37 PM IST | Cinema
The narrative shuttles between portraying, "Indian culture," how it is perceived and practised and the power of "ICN"- Indian Community Network around the globe.
Pete's Dragon full movie review and rating

Pete's Dragon full movie review and rating

Aug 19,2016 , 05:04 PM IST | Cinema
It tells the tale of an orphan boy, Pete who finds a home with a mysterious dragon.
'Mohenjo Daro': Magnum opus that leaves you wanting 

'Mohenjo Daro': Magnum opus that leaves you wanting 

Aug 12,2016 , 04:34 PM IST | Cinema
Mounted like an epic with elements of romance, state politics and exodus, director Ashutosh Gowariker's "Mohenjo Daro" is loosely based on historical facts. Yet, the film has nothing to do with the history of the place which was abandoned and termed Mohenjo Daro, which means, mount of the dead, when it was rediscovered in the early 20th century.
'Rustom': Intriguing but not engaging

'Rustom': Intriguing but not engaging

Aug 12,2016 , 09:53 AM IST | Cinema
Based on a true incident that occurred in 1959 in Bombay, "Rustom" is a fictionalised crime drama that unfurls the tale of a patriotic Naval Commander Rustom Pavri, who kills his wife Cynthia's paramour Vikram Makhija, after stumbling upon their love affair. The debate, whether the killing was a premeditated murder or an act of self-defence, forms the base of this two and half hour plus film.
Jason Bourne Movie review and ratings 

Jason Bourne Movie review and ratings 

Aug 04,2016 , 02:30 PM IST | Cinema
Film: "Jason Bourne"; Director: Paul Greengrass; Cast: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd, Bill Camp, Vinzene Kiefer, Stephen Kunken; Rating: *** For those uninitiated with the Bourne franchise, "Jason Bourne" is the fifth film in the series and the fourth one with Matt Damon as the central figure after "The Bourne
Bad Moms Review Ratings

Bad Moms Review Ratings

Jul 30,2016 , 11:55 AM IST | Cinema
Writer-Directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's "Bad Moms" is a formulaic and wishful fantasy film of overworked and under-appreciated mothers trying to break free. It occasionally reminds you of conventional mothers - who kill themselves to be perfect moms and yet feel that they are a total failure at some point of time in their lives.
Madaari a thought provoking film for every Aam Aadmi in India

Madaari a thought provoking film for every Aam Aadmi in India

Jul 22,2016 , 11:35 AM IST | Cinema
"Madaari" is the moving tale of a distraught common man, a single father Nirmal Kumar (Irrfan) who has lost his son under tragic circumstances, owing to negligence and corruption in the system.
Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets

Jul 08,2016 , 12:49 PM IST | Cinema
Have you ever wondered what your pets do when you're gone and they are left home alone? "The Secret Life of Pets" answers your question in the most simple, funny and entertaining manner. It is a pet owner's nightmare that is delightfully portrayed.
Movie Review: Fireflies in the Abyss 

Movie Review: Fireflies in the Abyss 

Jul 01,2016 , 02:22 PM IST | Cinema
Chandrashekar Reddy's "Fireflies in the abyss" is a documentary about immigrant coalminers working in the illegal mines of Lad Rymbai, in the East Jaintia Hills district of Megahlaya.
Funnier than scary

Funnier than scary

May 08,2016 , 05:26 AM IST | Cinema
Overall, don’t bother travelling back in time and give ‘1920 London’ a skip.
A dud company

A dud company

Apr 24,2016 , 05:18 AM IST | Cinema
Santa Banta Pvt Ltd, Full Movie Review
Poorly remixed Saga

Poorly remixed Saga

Apr 21,2016 , 11:47 PM IST | Cinema
A story about love and betrayal, ‘The Huntsman: Winter's War’ is a spin on a classic fairy tale, based on characters created by Evan Daugherty.
Intriguing psychological drama

Intriguing psychological drama

Apr 16,2016 , 12:38 AM IST | Cinema
‘Before I Wake’ is the tale of a boy whose dreams and nightmares manifest physically as he sleeps.
Visual spectacle

Visual spectacle

Apr 09,2016 , 12:43 AM IST | Cinema
Abundant with moral lessons, Rudyard Kipling's tales of young Mowgli's adventures with anthropomorphic animals in the Indian jungle have always fascinated kids and revived childhood memories for adults.