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With Dunkirk, Nolan takes himself, his crew and the viewers through uncharted waters and as we sail through the story, shows how war films could be handled extremely different from some of the most famous ones we may have seen and yet give an equally immersive experience as they all have done.
The monochrome background of Dublin stays a perfect canvas for this wonderful tale that brings out the ethereal bliss of making music for love and rebellion. After Once & Begin Again, Carney has once again come up trumps with a film that will make you root for the protagonists unequivocally and also push you to buy the soundtrack album.
Allied has to be labelled as a missed opportunity since the end product, in spite of the admirable efforts of Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, does not have the desired impact.
'Suicide Squad' has entertaining moments and characters, but suffers from rough editing, middling special effects and more profoundly from a storytelling viewpoint so much that it lacks in both impetus and consistency. One can’t help but wonder why DC would end up making such an uninspired, dim and un-thoughtful flick.
Jackie gives a brief insight on the immediate moments following JFK’s assassination. Sticking close to the original, Pablo Lorrain has hit jackpot in his debut English movie with Natalie Portman delivering a riveting performance as Jackie Kennedy.
Passengers is a great-looking film with an authentic idea, starts well, has amazing performances and visual effects but leads to a stereotyped ending. It may not be the best sci-fi flick of the year and perhaps not earth shatteringly brilliant, but worth getting some popcorn and relaxing down for a couple of hours.
Any film set in the 1960s featuring a colored person fighting the judiciary would scream “civil rights movement”, but ‘Loving’ is not any ordinary film for it is a brilliantly enacted personal account of an interracial couple that shows a lot of admirable restraint and remains resolute!
Hidden Figures pays a glorious tribute to its leads whose contributions mattered significantly in times when they were typically sidelined due to race & gender. It has all the ingredients that make stories of ‘odds defying’ characters succeed but the optimistic treatment prevents it from elevating to something special.
Disney goes all-in with ‘Moana’ to create a whole world of imaginary characters with great depth of character traits as well. When they spring to life backed by top-notch technical wizardry and brilliant songs, the movie is nothing short of a marvel!