Articles by Anupam Kant Verma
Feb 15, 2019
The Umbrella Academy review: Netflix superhero series' promise is undermined by tonal inconsistenciesThe tonal mess of The Umbrella Academy sullies the impact of its fine performances, Robert Sheehan’s drug addled Klaus and Aidan Gallagher’s Five chief among them.
Feb 09, 2019
Cold Pursuit movie review: Liam Neeson is unstoppable in this mostly dark, sometimes funny revenge thrillerCold Pursuit is a film where Neeson is purposely made to not do the hard work. Are you serious, the director appears to be guffawing, do you really expect one man to take down an entire criminal organisation?
Feb 04, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw review: Netflix film oscillates between satire and camp horror, possessing virtues of neitherVelvet Buzzsaw, the new Netflix original film, is a vapid, self-congratulatory mess that’s as satisfying as watching paint dry, or slowly drip off the canvas, as is the case here
Feb 02, 2019
Escape Room movie review: This survival drama falls flat when it aspires to be much more than an entertainerThe moment Escape Room delves too deep into the emotional minefield of its characters’ pasts, the distraction is too weighty for the narrative to bear.
Feb 01, 2019
Polar movie review: This Netflix action film relies too much on Mads Mikkelsen to lift it out of mediocrityIn Polar, Mads Mikkelsen lends an emotional gravitas to an otherwise run-of-the-mill hitman character the writers present him with.
Jan 24, 2019
Binnu Ka Sapna review: Kanu Behl's wickedly intelligent short film is rooted in endless empathy for the ordinaryBinnu Ka Sapna goes above and beyond being a mere depiction of the violent underpinnings of families, societies, nations and civilisations at large.
Jan 19, 2019
Replicas movie review: Keanu Reeves' film is a hot, fuzzy mess that frustrates more than it entertainsReplicas abandons its wild B-movie ideas for generic twists and turns
Jan 18, 2019
Shame review: A feisty Swara Bhaskar is the best thing about this patchy revenge dramaArray
Jan 15, 2019
Glass is a make-or-break film for M Night Shyamalan — an auteur who always bounces back from his failuresOne would like to believe that Shyamalan sees his own heroic resurrection in the fate of Glass. And that this time there won’t be a twist he didn’t see coming.
Jan 04, 2019
Perfume review: Netflix's new German series seduces, disgusts, surprises, grabs us by the collar in turnsPerfume is a meticulously crafted show but its execution could have been more accomplished.