• Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    Movie Review

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) continues from where Star Wars: The Last Jedi had left us. The final of the nine-part skywalker saga is a good one. Though there were nothing grand or new ideas with this installment, yet I liked it. The resistance is a tiny size of itself, yet thanks to a spy inside the first order, the resistance learns about plans of Kylo Ren and a Sith wayfinder. Rey, Finn and Poe go in search of the Sith wayfinder, continuing from the last location left by Luke Skywalker. How their search progresses and leads them to the Palpatine is the main story. Is there any…

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    Chinatown (1974)

    Chinatown (1974) starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and Directed by Roman Polanski is an all-time favourite murder mysteries. The story happens in Los Angeles of the early 20th century when one Mrs Mulwray approaches a private detective Mr Gittes to uncover an affair her husband, the Chief Engineer of the City’s waterworks is having. While on the case, the real Mrs Mulwray files a lawsuit against Mr Gittes and then tragically Mr Mulwray is found dead. One thing leads to another, and after many twists and turns Mr Gittes gets to solve the case, which involves a big fraud with the valley next to the city and the building of a…

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    Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018)

    Merku Thodarchi Malai (மேற்கு தொடர்ச்சி மலை) is a refreshing and honest depiction of villagers from a by-gone era. A few years ago Visaranai (2016) made the film critics across the globe take notice of Tamil cinema with its true portrayal of the sufferings of the urban casual labourers in the hands of Indian “System”, it is Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018) now that has taken it to the next level with its brilliant depiction of the lives of peasants of Tamil Kuringi lands (Hilly regions). The film starts in the early hours of 4 AM in a small village near Kombai (Tamil Nadu) which is in the foothills of western ghats. From that…

  • Movie Review

    Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    I like British dark comedies like in the TV Series “The IT Crowd” or “Come Fly with me“, they are the antidote to the cliche comedy that Hollywood churns out nonstop. Today on a friend’s recommendation, I watched the British film Shaun of the Dead (2004), that has become a cult classic – it is a perfect example of the genre that in recent years became famous in Tamil Cinema too, the Horror Comedy – this film seems to be the pioneer and has set a gold standard on how to do it right. The story is a simple one, on how Shaun, a lazy London salesman, his dysfunctional roommate, Shaun’s girlfriend…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross
    Movie Review

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) is one of the classics that many movie lovers will be happy to recommend. It is about what happens in a shadowy realtor’s office in New York for four hardcore salesmen who will go to any length to close a sale. Adopted from a 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by the original author David Mamet, the film is known for its intensity and profanity in dialogues. The film features a marquee cast like no other, including Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey, each of them playing their roles like a well-recursed orchestra. What I found remarkable is that the 100 minutes running film happens almost entirely…