Pratishruti Ganguly
Pratishruti Ganguly
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Firefly Lane review: Netflix drama is high on saccharine and schmaltz, low on narrative consistency

Some genuinely heartwarming moments aside, Firefly Lane is like an unsalted bag of popcorn, that you gobble up during a heated episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but don't particularly remember having.

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Dolly Parton's brother Randy, who sang and performed with singer, dies at 67 after battle with cancer

Randy Parton's last recording was a song with Dolly and his daughter Heidi called 'You Are My Christmas' that was on Parton’s most recent Christmas album.

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KGF Chapter 2 teaser: Yash, Sanjay Dutt confront each other in Prashanth Neel directorial

The teaser of KGF Chapter 2 was unveiled a day before Yash's 35th birthday.

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Taapsee Pannu in Thappad to Roshan Matthew in CU Soon and Pratik Gandhi in Scam 1992 — The best performers of 2020

From Pratik Gandhi in Scam 1992, Tripti Dimri in Bulbbul to Fahadh Faasil in Trance, Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in Thappad, here's a list of top 10 performers of 2020.

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Ava movie review: Jessica Chastain's smooth-as-butter action cannot prop up an exhaustingly vapid film

Do you wonder whether watching a covert chase sequence at 1.5x speed shoots up the thrill? It does not.

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The Devil Wears Prada may be a pop-culture landmark, but it fails to be a feminist narrative

Despite having two women at its centre, The Devil Wears Prada ended up reaffirming and perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes for the most part.

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Hubie Halloween movie review: Adam Sandler endorses kindness in unabashedly silly Netflix comedy

Hubie Halloween is exactly what you'd expect it to be — an extended gag reel that seems to have been taken out of an unaired episode of America's Funniest Home Videos.

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The Boys season 2 review: Amazon Prime series gets audaciously political, but lacks the snark

The follow-up season of The Boys is as gratuitous with blood-splattering, viscera gouging and skull-smashing as it gets, but it slides into a bit of a sophomore slump as the signature snark and dark humour of the first season gives way to more ultra-violence.

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Bebaak review: Shazia Iqbal’s short is a tale of quiet resistance to religious and patriarchal oppression

Bebaak, Shazia Iqbal's short film now streaming on MUBI INDIA, is about a woman's identity crisis as a Muslim woman in India, trying to make her own in a prejudice-ridden world.

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Bandish Bandits review: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's brilliant soundtrack anchors Amazon Prime Video's romantic musical

Bandish Bandits fails to successfully meld its musical largesse with the narrative scope of the show.

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Revisiting Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan's 1975 film confronted class divide within constraints of commercial cinema

Yash Chopra's 1975 film Deewaar is often considered a parable for good versus evil. As part of the column Rewind to Unwind, I will investigate the latent themes the film explored within the stringent framework of a typical mainstream Bollywood film.

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Mafia review: ZEE5 thriller series is unable to rise above its confusing execution

Mafia, directed by Birsa Dasgupta, relates the story of six estranged friends whose reunion turns into a nightmare when their past crimes threaten to overturn their present cushy lives.

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On Becoming a God in Central Florida review: Kirsten Dunst raucously dismantles sandcastle of the American Dream

In the show On Becoming a God in Central Florida revolves, a single mother resolves to take down a marketing company responsible for her family's downfall.

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Kadakh movie review: Rajat Kapoor's dark comedy is an 'amoral tale' about a motley group of flawed characters

Rajat Kapoor's seventh feature film Kadakh starts off with a man who is confronted by a stranger on his affair with his wife. But there is lot more to uncover.

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Little Fires Everywhere review: Reese Witherspoon's miniseries ruminates on motherhood, racism and class

Based on Celeste Ng's novel of the same name, Little Fires Everywhere revolves around two families in Shaker Heights — the Richardsons and the Warrens

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Coffee and Kareem movie review: Ed Helms' Nexflix Original mistakes nastiness for coolth in a formulaic buddy cop comedy

In Coffee and Kareem, a precocious tween teams up with his mother's new boyfriend, a white cop, to take down a group of criminals.

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The Japanese Wife turns 10: Aparna Sen's film addressed repressed sexuality, patriarchal customs, and communalism

The Japanese Wife is Aparna Sen's version of an epic romance about a Bengali arithmetic teacher and a Japanese shopowner.

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Marzi review: Aahana Kumra, Rajeev Khandelwal's Voot Select show favours forced twists over a nuanced take on consent

Marzi, starring Aahana Kumra and Rajeev Khandelwal in the lead, is a he-said-she-said thriller, based on the 2017 American show Liar.

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Asur review: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti's Voot Select thriller is an audacious take on how corrosive religion can be

Asur is a cat-and-mouse thriller where a team of CBI forensic experts tries to hunt down a gifted serial killer with a penchant for religious fanaticism.