Mihir Fadnavis
Mihir Fadnavis
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Birds of Prey movie review: Margot Robbie's Suicide Squad spin-off makes genuine attempts to push cinematic boundaries

Birds of Prey’s forceful nature doesn’t let the audience simmer in the moods and textures of the characters in it

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The Gentlemen movie review: Guy Ritchie delivers a usual solid entertainer at the risk of getting jaded

The Gentlemen puts director Guy Ritchie back in his comfort zone of smooth-talking underworld criminals.

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Judy movie review: Renée Zellweger's film is exceptionally shot and entertaining, but easily forgettable

The film is directed by theatre legend Rupert Goold, so it is not surprising that it feels very much like a play.

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Dolittle movie review: Robert Downey Jr tries too hard, fully aware he's signed up for a tonally inconsistent train wreck

There is a sense of outdated filmmaking in Dolittle as the attempts of making everything grand do not come through because movies on this scale come out every week.

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1917 movie review: Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins' single-take war epic glosses over horrors of the battlefield

The hyper choreographed, carnival-ride style technical razzle-dazzle of 1917 is more interesting than the film itself, which lacks an emotional sincerity.

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Like A Boss movie review: Salma Hayek has never been this forgettable than in this big bowl of nothingness

Like a Boss is just obvious plain trolling from careless people who are cashing paychecks at your expense.

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The clampdown on counter-culture: How limited dissent is reducing movements to might-have-beens

What began as a decade of restoration of democratic values with stand up comedy and Dalit rap at the forefront is now a controlled space for dissent.

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Spies in Disguise movie review: Will Smith, Tom Holland's animation flick isn't big on ideas, but is passable fun

Spies in Disguise would have been a big recommendation, but the film’s insistence on not getting out of the genre’s comfort zone makes you think this is a lost opportunity.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie review — An immensely enjoyable theme park ride that offers nothing more

If Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker were not the concluding segment of a decades-long storyline, it would probably have been received more warmly.

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Jumanji: The Next Level movie review — This CGI-pumped reboot is painfully removed from the nostalgia of the 1995 original

You’ll find yourselves laughing at a couple of moments in Jumanji: The Next Level, but for the rest, there’s nothing in here that you would be bowled over by

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Frozen 2 movie review: Disney sequel offers intrigue, familiarity and heart-warming moments in abundance

The fun bits in Frozen 2 come in plenty, beginning with the prospect of the old gang teaming up once again to embark on a big adventure, the return of catchy songs, and impossibly beautiful visuals

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Charlie's Angels movie review: Elizabeth Banks' reboot is entertaining and has spunk but rarely rises above clichés

Charlie's Angels is passably entertaining fare that sticks to its basics and never tries to be smarter than its premise.

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Ford vs Ferrari movie review: Christian Bale, Matt Damon's film on car racing is a sheer delight on the big screen

Ford vs Ferrari shows nothing beats the experience of bombastic sound design, tires squealing, and sparks flying on a massive screen.

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Last Christmas movie review: Emilia Clarke's painfully stereotypical rom-com fails to touch any chords

Last Christmas is silliness and shallowness of material, along with insincerity and self-importance in execution.

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Doctor Sleep movie review: Mike Flanagan's strong grasp on the horror genre makes this a worthy sequel to The Shining

Doctor Sleep lead actors, Ewan McGregor delivers a solid performance and Rebecca Fergusson is superb in a role that develops like a photograph even though it feels like a cookie-cutter villain at the onset

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The Addams Family movie review: Poor animation, simplistic storytelling and silly subplots make it a dreary watch

If someone is looking for anything that rises above the cloud of assembly made filmmaking, The Addams Family may not be for them

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Terminator: Dark Fate movie review — The third attempt to build a trilogy is a 'spectacular misfire on all fronts'

Writers of Terminator: Dark Fate, David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, and Billy Ray, do very little to make new inroads in both sci and the fi, leading to a movie jam-packed with unintentionally funny moments

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Beanpole movie review: Russia's entry to the Oscars is provocative and chilling with World War 2 as backdrop

Balagov creates a meticulously controlled but spontaneous landscape in Beanpole, where we often hear more than we see.

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Downton Abbey movie review: Lack of depth notwithstanding, this film makes for wholesome comfort food cinema

Downton Abbey is able to throw away all the avante garde-ness if given a chocolate box of a film, regardless of the trashy delights it ultimately provides.

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie review — Angelina Jolie struggles to cut through a Disney sequel no one needed

Malificent sequel shows It is time for the studio to pull its socks up, and take some creative risks because the box office streak is not going to last forever.