Articles by Pradeep Menon
Mar 03, 2018
Oscars 2018: Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is unlikely to win Best Picture; here's whyMost Academy members are likely to have watched Dunkirk on the DVD screeners they are sent as a part of the voting process, as opposed to IMAX screens.
Feb 19, 2018
Black Panther: Ryan Coogler is the best thing to happen to MCU since Joss Whedon and The AvengersBlack Panther is the quintessential anti-racism blockbuster, without ever being anti-white. This is all thanks to its director Ryan Coogler, and Marvel, for supporting indie voices.
Feb 05, 2018
Altered Carbon review: This Netflix show is an uneven but trippy ride, with sci-fi thrills and existential angstAltered Carbon straddles the fundamentals of humanity with the fundamentals of a classic whodunit.
Jan 31, 2018
Altered Carbon: With stunning action and a mind-bending concept, this Netflix show is an actor’s delightFirstpost caught up with the cast of Altered Carbon at the launch press event for the show in Seoul, South Korea, where they spoke about the experience of working on the high-action, almost-trippy show.
Jan 25, 2018
Padmaavat: From Devdas to Bajirao Mastani, Bhansali’s filmography ranked from worst to bestin a career spanning over two decades and eight films (Padmaavat will be his ninth), Sanjay Leela Bhansali has wowed audiences and disconnected from them in equal measure, even as his films have only gotten progressively bigger in vision and scale.
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.