Articles by Prahlad Srihari
Jun 21, 2018
From The Lady Eve to Ocean's 8: The evolution of the female con artist in Hollywood's heist filmsBefore the release of Ocean's 8, we take a look at the evolution of women's roles in heist films, from playing femme fatales to fronting reboots.
Jun 20, 2018
Hereditary, The Babadook, Don't Look Now: How horror films help us cope with grief, death and lossHorror films not only make us psychologically engage with our deepest fears but they also help us process our repressed emotions.
Jun 19, 2018
Should The Incredibles, Avengers be held accountable for collateral damage caused by their adventures?Should superheroes be placed under government supervision? A look a what The Incredibles, Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman teach us about superhero accountability.
Jun 17, 2018
The Job movie review: Short film starring Kalki Koechlin is an intriguing exercise in psychological horrorSiddharth Sinha’s latest short film The Job, starring Kalki Koechlin, shows what happens when OCD-induced anxiety becomes so overwhelming you can't differentiate between reality and delirium.
Jun 08, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale trailer: Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson check into a hotel with a dark pastOver the course of one fateful night, Bad Times at the El Royale finds seven strangers on a collision course that turns into the ultimate fight for survival.
Jun 07, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 — Vanellope meets self-aware Disney princesses in hilariously meta trailerThe sequel to Disney's Wreck-It Ralph finds Ralph (John C. Reilly) and the mischievious Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) enter the thrilling new world of the Internet.
Jun 05, 2018
Suspiria teaser: Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of horror cult classic is a departure in style but remains equally terrifyingThe dizzying visuals of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria resemble more Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan than Dario Argento's original.
May 16, 2018
Ryan Reynold's Deadpool 2 promotional campaign was clever — until it became tiresomeA close look at all the posters, teasers, trailers, PSAs, free tattoos, music video and other promotional gimmicks employed by 20th Century Fox for Deadpool 2.
May 10, 2018
As Mickey Mouse turns 90, a look at how Disney evolved into a Thanos-like powerful media empireDisney's insidious strategy to enter, take over and dominate new markets is similar to the master plan of a certain Mad Titan.
May 07, 2018
Watch: Childish Gambino's provocative music video for 'This is America' critiques gun violence, racismRich in symbolism and layered with question-raising imagery, Childish Gambino's music video shows what it means to be black in trigger-happy America.