Articles by Pradeep Menon
Jan 04, 2018
Hang the DJ, USS Callister, Black Museum: How do Black Mirror season 4 episodes stack up against each other?How do the Black Mirror season 4 episodes stack up against each other? We binge-watched the series, and here's a ranking from worst to best
Dec 23, 2017
Tiger Zinda Hai is a garden-variety Salman Khan film elevated by Katrina Kaif and India-Pakistan bromanceLet's get one thing out of the way. Tiger Zinda Hai is everything everyone expects it to be. Haters will hate, lovers will love.
Dec 19, 2017
The Last Jedi: Star Wars finally rises above a sanitised children's film, courtesy director Rian JohnsonTo truly make diversity integral to the Star Wars universe, the franchise needed a new-age voice — just like that of The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Nov 24, 2017
Juice short film review: Shefali Shah anchors Neeraj Ghaywan's story about patriarchy in Indian homesShefali Shah powers Neeraj Ghaywan's film about the gender politics of middle class Indian households with her words as well as her silence
Nov 16, 2017
Dhadak: What a Sairat fan expects from the ‘Dharma-fication’ of Nagraj Manjule’s modern-day classicWhile it will not be much of a task for Dharma to recreate Sairat's soul-stirring music in Dhadak, what really counts is the intent behind the remake.
Nov 01, 2017
Padmavati: Will Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s vision be adversely affected by 3D conversion?Since Padmavati wasn’t originally conceived as a 3D film, it’s unlikely that much of the film will fully be able to take advantage of 3D technology.
Oct 30, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok — Seven reasons why Marvel's latest might be the best MCU film since The AvengersSeven spoiler-free reasons why Thor Ragnarok is the best Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Oct 25, 2017
Zaira Wasim's performance in Secret Superstar has brought hope back into ‘commercial’ Hindi cinemaIn an ordinary year for Hindi cinema, it is Zaira Wasim who has emerged as the face of a new kind of actor — entertaining and yet, wholesome.
Oct 20, 2017
From Kaante to Memento: 23 films to keep you occupied for the next 12 weekendsCatch up on some forgotten gems, some guilty pleasures, or even some perception-changing cinema, with this bucket list of 23 films
Oct 07, 2017
The Silence movie review: Gajendra Ahire’s Marathi film is relevant, contextual and hurtfulGajendra Ahire’s The Silence shows us what it’s like to be a woman, not just in India, but anywhere in the world.