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Nikhil Taneja

Nikhil Taneja is a Mumbai-based writer who swears by Aaron Sorkin, Chandler Bing and Brit cinema in general and thinks "Taneja main hoon, mark idhar hai" is a witty thing to say in a bio. He likes writing about foreign movies and TV shows (whenever he's not watching them). You can stalk him on Twitter (only) at: @tanejamainhoon

Apr 1, 2013

Movie Review: Nobody can save G.I. Joe Retaliation from itself

It's got big stars and it's a Hollywood action movie. How bad could G.I. Joe: Redemption be? Let's put it this way. If you gave a pencil to a monkey, it probably would have written a better script. #Bruce Willis #Dwayne Johnson #G.I. Joe: Retaliation #MovieReview

Mar 25, 2013

Movie Review: Django Unchained is an out-and-out masala potboiler

Django Unchained is as close as Tarantino’s ever going to come to Bollywood, unless he casts Salman Khan himself in his next. But it is unlike any Tarantino film before and yet it’s classic Tarantino. #Django Unchained #MovieReview #Quentin Tarantino

Feb 17, 2013

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty is good but not great

Zero Dark Thirty is an engrossing, superbly directed, well-acted and finely made drama about the longest manhunt for the most dangerous man in recent history. #NewsTracker #Zero Dark Thirty

Feb 9, 2013

Movie Review: Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln is a modern god of acting

It’s hard to imagine if President Lincoln himself could have portrayed his self on screen so expertly as Daniel Day-Lewis plays him in Spielberg's new film Lincoln. #Daniel Day-Lewis #Lincoln #MovieReview #Steven Spielberg

Feb 4, 2013

Movie Review: Midnight’s Children is a stunning mess

For the brave attempt and the fabulous ensemble cast, the movie warrants a singular visit to the theaters, but unlike the novel or the momentous date it is built on, the movie won’t be making it to the history books. #Darsheel Safary #Deepa Mehta #Midnight's Children #MovieReview #Salman Rushdie

Jan 20, 2013

Movie Review: Les Miserables is epic poetry from the heart

Les Miserables the musical is now a feature film starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Film reviewer Nikhil Taneja was moved to verse when he saw it. #Hugh Jackman #Les Miserables #MovieReview #Russell Crowe #Tom Hooper

Jan 12, 2013

Movie Review: ‘The Impossible’ is really about family, not about a tsunami

The Impossible isn't your usual Hollywood disaster film. Though the setting is the 2004 tsunami it's really about the tenacity of human spirit and the love of a family. And Naomi Watts should get an Oscar nod. #MovieReview #Naomi Watts #The Impossible #Tsunami

Jan 11, 2013

Film Review: Gangster Squad is 2013’s first big fat disappointment

Gangster Squad spells something between “OMGISTHISREALLYHAPPENING” and “OMGHOWCOULDTHEYDOTHIS”. It has so many things going for it, and yet, it somehow botches it all up. #Gangster Squad #MovieReview #Ruben Fleischer #Sean Penn

Dec 31, 2012

The 20 best films you have NOT seen in 2012

Here's the "best of" list you must bookmark. Nikhil Taneja has seen all the films so you don't have to. And he's come up with the 20 best indie films, from India and beyond, that you've probably missed. #indie film #RearView2012