Articles by Pradeep Menon
Jun 01, 2018
Veere Di Wedding: Kareena Kapoor Khan effortlessly anchors this flawed but fun filmVeere Di Wedding is a flawed-but-fun film about relationships, so there’s a chance you’d be willing to invest in it.
Apr 27, 2018
Thanos is the real protagonist in Avengers: Infinity War — why he's unlike any Marvel villain yetJosh Brolin’s motion capture turn as Thanos, the villain to beat ‘em all, goes so much beyond antagonists in garden variety action entertainers.
Apr 02, 2018
Why Christopher Nolan stands as a beacon for those enamoured by the magic of film“Nostalgia is the term they use to dismiss someone’s passion,” was Christopher Nolan’s reply when asked if his insistence for shooting on film (when most filmmakers the world over have moved to the digital format) was a matter of nostalgia
Mar 25, 2018
The raging Black Panther debate: Does not liking the much-acclaimed film make you racist?Race isn’t just a theme in Black Panther; it is one of the central conceits of the film. To attempt a valid criticism of the film without considering how it depicts race would be akin to saying, “I thoroughly enjoyed Titanic, but I wish it wasn’t set on a ship.”
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