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Review | Krrish 3 (2013)

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Best visuals in Bollywood history (8/10) Creating a world of superheroes on screen isn’t a cakewalk. And, the exercise turns immensely trickier when there’s no comic history to fall back on. Clearly, those challenges are quite visible in director Rakesh Roshan’s third installment – ‘Krrish3’. He has, however, obediently stuck to the fundamentals of spinning […]

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Review | The Lone Ranger (2013)

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A disaster (5/10) Why is The Lone Ranger such a huge flop at the box-office? According to the Ranger code: “Never Ask a Question You Already Know the Answer To.” And the answer is really that obvious. Because the movie sucks, that’s why. Your expectations of how bad The Lone Ranger is can’t trump the […]

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Review | Pacific Rim (2013)

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Two thousand five hundred tons of awesome (8/10) Just by seeing the trailer of the movie Pacific Rim, one must have anticipated a lot of great action. Such giant robots have never been seen and the best thing is that it has been directed by Guillermo del Toro who is phenomenal when it comes to […]

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Review | Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)

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A Farhan show (7/10) Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film is a tribute to the legendary sportsman. After having made films like ‘Aks’, ‘Rang De Basanti, ‘Delhi 6’, Mehra succeeds in pulling off BMB; a feat that speaks volumes about his passion for the subject. Not that the film doesn’t have any drawback. But it surely leaves […]

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Review | Now You See Me (2013)

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Now, that is sheer ‘brilliance’ (7/10) Laced with massive heists, prestidigitation, and a stellar cast, “Now You See Me” is a must-see this summer. Be sure to “look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see”. The film as a whole was generally satisfying. The casting was absolutely wonderful; […]

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Review | Man of Steel (2013)

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A gauntlet-clad fist of a movie (8/10) About 10 minutes into “Man of Steel” I’ve pretty much forgotten that this is a Superman movie. Instead I’m completely enthralled by Russel Crowe’s Jor-El and his fight to save his planet, which ultimately becomes his fight to save his son’s future. Part origin story and part continuation […]

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Review | The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

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An epic exploring a fascinating and profound concept (9/10) In The Place Beyond the Pines, Cianfrance is painting with the same emotional palate as ‘Blue Valentine’, but on a much larger canvas. Running almost two and a half hours, Pines is a melodrama, multi-generational epic, heist film, and motorcycle-fetish movie all rolled into one. Arguably, […]

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Review | Oblivion (2013)

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A Sci-Fi seldom feels this good (9/10) Kosinski’s directorial work on ‘TRON: Legacy’ was rapturously received, and earned him considerable attention for his distinctive visual style. He is a student of the films of directors like Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, especially when it comes to their science fiction work, and while ‘TRON’ showed him […]

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Review | Cloud Atlas (2012)

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Never seen anything like that before (10/10) If you’re going to do something daring, do it big. That could be the Wachowskis’ motto for the Matrix trilogy, for their criminally under-appreciated Speed Racer and for their new adventure — an adaptation of David Mitchell’s 2004 novel — that tells six stories set in the past, […]

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Review | Flight (2012)

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If acting was a religion, Denzel is a god (9/10) Denzel Washington is one of the most sympathetic and rock-solid of actors, and it’s effective here how his performance never goes over the top but instead is grounded on obsessive control. There are many scenes inviting emotional displays. A lesser actor might have wanted to […]

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