Articles by Siddhant Adlakha
May 21, 2019
Leto movie review: Kirill Serebrennikov's livewire musical biopic on Kino’s Viktor Tsoi exudes a joyous sense of freedomThe story of Leto's production is a haunting mirror to the film’s own take on artistic movement as response to authoritarianism.
May 20, 2019
Blinded By The Light movie review: Gurinder Chadha explores familiar beats, but with incredible passionBlinded By The Light is unafraid to tackle the knotty, awkward, hilarious nuances of having to choose between different parts of your culture(s), and those of yourself.
May 16, 2019
Sir movie review: Rohena Gera’s film is a masterful romantic drama about a domestic worker and her employerRohena Gera's Sir won the Best Film award at New York Indian Film Festival 2019.
May 10, 2019
Skin movie review: Guy Nattiv's bizzare film reduces racial tension to a cosmetic problemSkin offers little by way of insight into reformation, let alone modern racism
May 08, 2019
Tribeca 2019: Burning Cane, from teen director Phillip Youmans, explores spiritual inheritanceBurning Cane feels like a meticulous spiritual journey that both draws the eye, and stirs the soul.
May 07, 2019
Firstpost at Tribeca: Stray Dolls is a queer immigrant crime story that falls just short of excitingStray Dolls, that was screened at Tribeca Film Festival 2019, works as if it were an anecdote. But it lacks oomph to land viscerally.
May 06, 2019
Firstpost at Tribeca: Spa Night director Andrew Ahn's Driveways offers a heartfelt, comforting vision of AmericaDriveways, that was screened at Tribeca Film Festival 2019, may not strictly be “about” race or queerness, but it undoubtedly weaves these lived experiences into its fabric.
May 03, 2019
Firstpost at Tribeca: Bhaskar Hazarika’s Aamis is a delightfully deranged Assamese food filmAamis remains both surprising and bizarrely enjoyable for longer than it has any right to be
Mar 07, 2019
HBO’s Leaving Neverland review: The last word on Michael Jackson’s abuse allegationsLeaving Neverland is a meticulous, harrowing four-hour watch. The two-part film dissect Wade Robson and James Safechuck's claims, who in recent years have come forward with their stories about Michael Jackson.
Feb 22, 2019
Oscars 2019 predictions: Roma or Black Panther? Rami Malek or Bradley Cooper? Decoding who's likely to winIt’s that time of year again. The 91st Oscars will air bright and early at 6:30 am on Monday 25 February, and they’re sure to generate chatter.