Pratishruti Ganguly
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With Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, meditations on grief, rootlessness and belonging, and carrying the home within

They say home is where the heart is. For some, it can be a person, a canine or feline companion. For others, it can be the vast nothingness. And in the nothingness of Nomadland, I felt I belonged.

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Lines movie review: Hina Khan's debut film is a partly authentic, mostly unsubtle take on India-Pak conflict

Like many of its genre predecessors of cross border romance, Lines routinely oversimplifies the centuries-long India-Pak conflict. What could have been a perceptive, layered drama is reduced to a predominantly mushy romance.

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Prison Break star Wentworth Miller reveals autism diagnosis on Instagram

Wentworth Miller says he'll be 're-examining 5 decades of lived experience' through a new lens.

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Lisey's Story review: Julianne Moore's Apple TV+ show is a clumsy attempt at generating horror through loss and death

This Stephen King adaptation is a yawn-fest with brief fangirl moments when Moore appears on screen.

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Never Have I Ever stars Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani on recreating South Asian experience in new Netflix season

"It never set out to be the definitive version of the South Asian experience. But imagine the pleasure of having the opportunity to say, 'hey they didn't quite get me right'," say Poorna Jagannathan and Richa Moorjani

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First Cow movie review: Kelly Reichardt weaves together a delicate, atmospheric comedy on brotherhood

First Cow is at once a parable on the human cost of humble ambition in a skewed system, and a celebration of commitment, survival spirit, and vision. But it never veers into the moral science lesson territory.

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'Went in with reverence, never held back what we wanted to express': Ray directors, cast on adapting Satyajit Ray's works

Directors Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala, and actors Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, and Akansha Ranjan Kapoor open up about their fears of adapting well-known texts, humanising their characters, and how they married style and substance.

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Sunflower review: Sunil Grover and co deliver laughs and thrills with equal aplomb in ZEE5 Original series

A few hiccups here and there aside, Sunflower is a moral ambiguity slow-burner that is immensely bingeable till the end.

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Kim's Convenience season 5 review: Final instalment of cheerful family sitcom leaves you wanting for more

The final season evidently shifts its focus from the Kim family, significantly unsettling your expectations out of the resolution.

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Bigg Boss 9 contestant Yuvika Chaudhary booked by Haryana Police on complaint by Dalit rights activist for casteist slur

In his complaint, the activist alleged Chaudhary made some "derogatory and objectionable" remarks about the Scheduled Caste community in her video, a copy of which he handed over to the police.

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Ryan Stephen, producer of Indoo Ki Jawani, short film Devi, dies at 50 due to COVID-19 complications

Several celebs, including Indoo Ki Jawani star Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan and Farhan Akhtar, took to social media to condole Ryan Stephen's demise

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JJ Abrams, Matt Reeves, Bruce Timm to executive produce Batman animated series Caped Crusader

"Thrilling, cinematic and evocative of Batman's noir roots, Batman: Caped Crusader will dive deeper into the psychology of these iconic characters,"Abrams, Reeves and Timm said.

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The Mitchells vs the Machines movie review: A genre-bending animation film with unadulterated fun and a throbbing heart

The Mitchells vs the Machines serves the kind of escapist fare that will make you giddily optimistic, even if just for its less-than-two-hour runtime.

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Thunder Force movie review: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer's Netflix film is neither unapologetically silly nor clever

Thunder Force is supposed to be a superhero spoof, yet, the movie is neither clever enough to be a parody, nor as dramatically charged or detailed as are superhero flicks.

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The Disciple trailer: Chaitanya Tamhane's drama on Netflix India encapsulates a musician's strife for excellence

Produced by Vivek Gomber and executive produced by Alfonso Cuarón, The Disciple is set to release on Netflix on 30 April

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Yes Day movie review: Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez in a passably entertaining Netflix fam-com

Yes Day is a bonafide one-time watch, but it offers enough familiarity, gloss and overall feel-good moments to make it worth your time on a moderately difficult day.

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Moxie movie review: Amy Poehler's cutesy high school comedy is a clarion call to smash patriarchy

Although light and palatable, Moxie isn't shallow. It's a primer on feminist activism for teenagers just about starting to make sense of the glaring gender inequality at home and beyond.

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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.