Shreya Paul
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In Get Out, Jordan Peele constructed a world deceptively devoid of racism gradually closing in on the Black 'outsider'

Get Out’s silent viciousness resonated with a deep-rooted sense of vulnerability in me that being ostracized for something as inconsequential as skin colour was not only a commonality, but an accepted one at that.

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The Courier movie review: Benedict Cumberbatch war drama espouses comradeship in an artfully made period film

The Courier is everything that war dramas have forgotten to be. If only the scriptwriters could hold on to the same level of intrigue till the very last

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Love in the Times of Corona movie review: Simple yet compelling anthology about relentless hope and love

One of the main pluses about Love in the Times of Corona is the fact that it never feels too didactic, as is common with inspirational narratives.

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Anne Boleyn review: Jodie Turner-Smith is wasted in a unidimensional, highly reductive take on the infamous Tudor queen

Anne Boleyn is a purposeless addition to an already-rich legacy of the controversial Tudor king and queen.

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The Tomorrow War movie review: Mushy moments aside, Chris Pratt's alien invasion thriller is a worthy watch

The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime Video is not just a story about man vs alien, but a commentary on the sustainable future of humans.

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As Delhi Belly completes a decade, a look at Abhinay Deo's love letter to the bustling Indian capital

Delhi Belly was a cinematic equivalent of a rebellious-yet-intelligent angsty teen who had some major issues to resolve after years of tamed Bollywood dramedies and rom-coms.

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Ray review: Netflix India's attempted love affair with Satyajit Ray is painfully one-note, sans any nuance

In an attempt to intellectualise Satyajit Ray through a contemporary lens, Netflix India's Ray completely alienates his humanism and effortlessness in portraying people’s vulnerabilities

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Luca movie review: Pixar's latest is a wholesome concoction of friendship, self realisation and togetherness

Luca enamours you into its world of Italian scenic tableaus, where friends, family and togetherness is celebrated with hot bowls of penne and a chilled glass of lemonade

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Karunesh Talwar’s new Amazon Prime Video Special is a self-confessed twisted-yet-adorable ode to his loved ones

Karunesh Talwar's Special Aalas Motaapa Ghabraahat is a hilaire-a-thon into how he negotiates a balance between his ever-caustic sense of humour and how he unwillingly places his parents as its targets.

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Shiva Baby movie review: Emma Seligman's satire is a compelling study on sexuality, parenthood and millennialism

Shiva Baby has the potential of becoming the cinematic equal of The Graduate in regards that both films are the youth’s mouthpiece, reflecting a time of hopeless ennui and disillusionment.

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Awake movie review: Gina Rodriguez's Netflix thriller offers a boring rendition of A Quiet Place-esque world

From phoney plot twists to poorly etched characters, Netflix's Awake is a snooze-fest of the highest calibre.

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The Woman in the Window movie review: Amy Adams' psychological thriller might be confused for an insipid spoof

Neither gory nor suspenseful, the “woman” in the window might actually force you to step out of her line of vision, with a simple click of an exit button.

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The Underground Railroad review: Barry Jenkins' cinematic brilliance brings forth a tale on privilege, loss, and freedom

An incisive story on Black suffering, Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad is a prized narrative on race and equality.

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Searching for Sheela review: Netflix docu investigates whether the enigmatic woman has moved on from her murky past

We only understand Sheela better through the dichotomies of views around her, and true to her illusive infamy, she lives up to her noncommittal status, clinically veiling it as the whole truth.

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The Kitchen movie review: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Moss' mob drama feels like a gang spoof gone wrong

The Kitchen's simplistic, black-and-white narrative ends up being a feeble attempt at a snazzy female mob film, with the shadow of far better works (The Godfather, anyone?) looming large over it.

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Leonardo review: SonyLIV series offers in-depth study on life and times of the historic Renaissance artist

Leonardo stitches the painter’s real-life masterpieces into its narrative structure as the intricate world-building compels one to suspend disbelief.

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Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare season 2 review: Amazon Prime show is unable to break the curse of the sequel

Despite efforts towards making Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare's narrative more pregnant, you almost yearn for Zakir Khan’s lopsided grin and impish humour, hoping it would save the day.

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The One: Netflix’s latest sci-fi series fails to add value to the concept of custom-made love in a dystopian world

The One explores the alternatives for what happens when human beings feel the need to be alone, yet find love.

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things movie review: Kathryn Newton's dreary romantic saga is a maze of frustrating boredom

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things could have been much more, but the lazy screenplay pulls it down into a frustrating ennui.

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Chef, School of Rock, Always Be My Maybe, Pitch Perfect — Bingeworthy films for the holiday season

In keeping with the tradition of surprises in 2020, we've shuffled the annals of holiday films to present a fresh list — from La La Land to The Half of It.