In the latest episode of Film Stripped, three film critics debate the merits and demerits of adding star ratings to reviews.
The latest offering from Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan isn't likely to win any praise from critics, but for all its faults, this film is a giggle fest. Krrish 3 is an original made up of many badly-copied parts, which will make the film unbearable to those who have watched the Hollywood originals.
The brown guy gets to play a buffoonish fool who sings Mera Joota Hai Japani but we don't even really see his face. George Clooney gets to spout half-baked bits of eastern spiritualism. Gravity happily peddles liberal doses of old-school Orientalism.
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North is north and south is south and never the twain shall meet. Shah Rukh Khan misses a golden opportunity to bridge the north-south divide in Chennai Express.
TP Sundaram's Trip to Moon (Chand Par Chadayee) was a science fiction story set mainly in space. Made in 1967, the film starred Dara Singh, Anwar Hussain, Bhagwan, G. Ratna and Padma Khanna.
The point of World War Z the movie is to show us one man — namely Brad Pitt — can save the world. Sadly, that's what makes it boring, especially when compared to the original book.
Critics are gushing over Karan Johar's brave film in the Bombay Talkies and how hard hitting it is. But for gays, rarely shown with any empathy on Bollywood screens, it hits hard in all the wrong places - mostly below the belt.
Twenty five years ago on this day, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla invaded Bollywood with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. Decades on, the film remains one of the best Bollywood has ever seen.
Hollywood is on the hunt for a new villain these days. China is too big a market to piss off. Recent films with Chinese villains have turned them into North Koreans instead. Now the real North Korean Supreme Leader seems to be stepping up to his role.
Shah Rukh Khan wants to give his leading ladies top billing in his films. But this pehle aap courtesy is yet another empty gesture of symbolism. Top billing should come because the script demands it. It's not a hand-me-down from the Great Khan.
If they cannot have Lincoln, let them have Vivekananda. A film on Vivekananda releasing around the same time in India as Lincoln shows how we doom our national icons by treating them as statues, not stories.
Critics across the world seem to agree to the fact that the film rendition of Midnight's Children doesn't measure up to the magic of the book. The screenplay, written by Rushdie himself, is to blame.
If ever there was a worse advertisement for women who’ve broken through the glass ceiling, it is Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar. It's a sad day when Karan Johar and Abbas-Mustan depict women better than Sudhir Mishra.
Vijay's films, like Rajnikanth, can feature him in incredibly far fetched roles and this is the case in his latest film 'Thupakki'.
Cloud Atlas does what so few movies can claim to do these days – it dares. It attempts to go beyond conventional techniques of storytelling and screenplay.
Here are five commandments to making big-budget hit Hollywood film sequel. But where Taken 2 is concerned, plot or no plot, watching Liam Neeson kick butt is always going to be worth it!