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The Sports Thread 2022

Posted in Continuing, Sports, the good on January 15, 2022 by munna

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Top 10 Bollywood Films of 2021

Posted in Commentary, reviews, the good with tags , , , on January 9, 2022 by Saket

My yearend list of Top 10 Bollywood films of 2021!

2021 – best film viewings at home

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , on January 9, 2022 by abzee

A 2021 that I hoped, as I’m sure we all did, would surprise us… reward us… and lift us up with a return to normal. Well, it appeared to be getting to that… little sputtering starts that were quickly embraced by an eager humanity to mean an absolute triumph over the pandemic. And then, just as quickly, we were humbled back to what was the tragic new normal. The air-space opened up, and then it shut. Film festivals went from virtual to monitored attendance and back to virtual. Cinema halls opened, we had a Marvel release break records even… and then as the year drew to an end, a tentpole Bollywood release expected to set the cash registers ringing was hit by a new variant and renewed fear of theatres shutting again.

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Sanjana’s review of Pushpa: The Rise

Posted in reviews, the good on January 8, 2022 by munna

Pushpa is a long film.
It is a simple story and it is raw. Once you get used to the hero, you will enjoy his antics. His backstory tugs at our hearts. We start to empathise with him from the beginning. He has a sidekick Keshava. Continue reading

Naveen on Pushpa: The Rise

Posted in reviews, the good on January 5, 2022 by munna

It is a raw masala movie with a towering performance by Allu Arjun. Telugu cinema is now flushing alpha male heroes with “Ab apun Nahin Jhukega” attitude and put a very good raw actor and it does wonders. Pushpa is On similar lines. This might drive away several audience but there is a BIG BIG crowd starved of such movies.
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tonymontana’s viewings (Updated)

Posted in Continuing, the good on January 1, 2022 by munna

Don’t Look Up:

A wake up call for governments, citizens, and organisations. It targets everyone from journalists, bureaucrats, and businessmen to presidents, politicians, and scientists. Shows how sane voices often get lost in a conundrum of stupidity and blind government partisans who would be in denial of crystal clear facts and the truth.
Is it a satire on Corona and current measures taken by the governments? Where even an impending disaster is seen as an opportunity to mint money? It’s a great possibility.

Recommended for great uniform acting and hilarious scenes that are scary at the same time.
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Movie and Series recommendations 2022

Posted in Continuing, the good on December 31, 2021 by munna

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State the Numbers, Box Office India and Get Rid of Your Outdated Opinions – They Are Worthless!

Posted in Commentary, the good with tags , , on December 27, 2021 by Saket

2021 is the time to rejoice for Indians, at least people who are into technology, because the CEOs of Google, Microsoft and Twitter are all Indian. It’s a fantastic achievement for India and its talent. But on the flip side, even with advancements in technology, the Indian Box Office reporting is still dominated by parochial uncles, the ones who embarrass themselves at parties and have nothing better to do than crib and cry every Friday. One such box office site is Box Office India, which has been at the forefront when it comes to misreporting and spreading misinformation. People who bemoan the faux and biased reporting on news outlets like Fox News and some Indian channels have seen nothing if they’ve not encountered the bile and venom that’s spewed on BOI. Continue reading

Top 10 Moments from India’s 1983 World Cup Victory | 83 The Film | Ranveer Singh | Deepika Padukone

Posted in Commentary, Sports, the good with tags , , on December 17, 2021 by Saket

The art of the plot twist

Posted in Commentary, the good on December 15, 2021 by munna

The art of the plot twist

The thrill of a genuinely unanticipated plot twist that snaps satisfyingly into place is hard to match. Critics are protective of the good ones, to preserve their magic: ‘Because the film depends so much on the exquisite unravelling of its plot, it would be unfair to describe much more,’ as the film critic Roger Ebert wrote of Chinatown (1974). ‘It would be sinful to spoil its twists,’ said another critic, Richard Brody, some 45 years later, of Jordan Peele’s Us (2019).
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Steven Spielberg’s movies ranked

Posted in the good on December 11, 2021 by munna


For movie lovers who grew up in the blockbuster era, there’s no more iconic filmmaker than Steven Spielberg. But while his benevolent aliens, neato dinosaurs and one whip-cracking archeologist get much of the love, it’s easy to forget just how deep his filmography really goes.

Spielberg has done it all in his legendary time in Hollywood, including winning two best director Oscars. His resume includes iconic films like “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” best picture winner “Schindler’s List,” the original “Jurassic Park” films and the Indiana Jones franchise, with Harrison Ford as the globetrotting hero of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

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Z’s Viewings

Posted in reviews, the good on December 11, 2021 by munna


Old Henry – Redox – A western that is well made. Enjoyed a western after long time. It seems slow at time but never gets boring. There’s a sweet surprise at the end.
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Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Movie Review: Ayushman Khurrana is Superb in this Rom-Com with a Social Message!

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , , on December 10, 2021 by Saket

Bob Biswas’ Ending Explained + Some Unanswered Questions

Posted in the good with tags , , on December 6, 2021 by Saket

Bob Biswas Movie Review: Abhishek Bachchan Shines in this Gritty, Atmospheric Sequel to Kahaani

Posted in the good with tags , , , on December 4, 2021 by Saket

The Sports Thread 2021 (4)

Posted in Sports, the good on December 4, 2021 by munna

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Posted in reviews, the good on November 21, 2021 by munna


Mild Spoilers

Yara‘, based on a true story from a small town named Brenbate di Sopra in Italy is a stunning achievement in terms of capturing the rigors of a procedural wedded with the horrors of a teenage murder and sexual assault with an underlying current of sexism and power-play running around these themes like an invisible barbed wire.
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Bunty Aur Babli 2 Movie Review: The Sequel is the ‘Real’ Con Job!

Posted in the good with tags , , on November 20, 2021 by Saket

Stripping away the original film’s roots, the sequel feels like a real con job unlike the fake cons depicted in the movie!

Shivaay on Special OPS 1.5: A case for using sound as dialogue

Posted in reviews, the good, TV Series on November 13, 2021 by munna

SPECIAL OPS 1.5 REVIEW : A case for using sound as dialogue

The first thing that strikes you about Special Ops 1.5 is how we finally have an espionage thriller about the menacing usage of honey traps to blackmail government officials in top military and bureaucratic positions. Seldom have Indian film makers gone beyond the bearded snarling “Ji Janaab” terrorists in the on screen espionage world of late.
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