Oxygen movie review: Mélanie Laurent thrills in Alexandre Aja's sci-fi take on the 'you wake up in a room' trope
Oxygen is a thrilling watch, as much for its concept and the questions it raises about what it means to be conscious, as for its exploration of what humans are willing to do to survive.
8½ Intercuts movie review: Astonishingly frank biopic of one of the greatest Indian filmmakers of all time
8½ Intercuts stands out because of director Lijin Jose’s clear-eyed view of KG George that is respectful yet not adulatory, and because George did not censor this final cut.
Ammonite suffers from a slowness, that intends to mimic the pace of life, but does not build or culminate into anything profound or satisfying.
Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele movie review: Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha's sincere performances get lost in slow narrative
Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele has some freshness, but its the mawkish climax that rids the story of any realism
Monster might be a courtroom drama, but the film eschews legal jugglery and dramatic twists in favour of an audio-visual approach
Time to Dance movie review: Sooraj Pancholi, Isabelle Kaif film is pulled down by unexceptional story, prosaic dialogues
Time to Dance is pulled down by its unexceptional story, prosaic dialogues and colourless performances by the leads
Photo-Prem movie review: Neena Kulkarni's film is a bittersweet take on how to leave a legacy behind
Photo-Prem is a funny, quintessential take on what we leave behind for memories but quickly loses potential with half-baked writing and slow pace.
Meel Patthar movie review: Meditational musings on the circle of life and the fellow humans we fail to notice
Meel Patthar is teeming with reflections on the new order that will eventually replace the old, the people we ignore until their suffering disturbs our comfortable status quo, despair, fear and the possibilities that open up when we simply let go.
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.
As it unfolds, Things Heard and Seen becomes more a story of marriage than of ghosts and spirits, shattering the illusion of a life two people have built together to reveal the imperceptible horrors buried underneath.
The Disciple movie review: Chaitanya Tamhane’s second film is a moving ode to lives spent in pursuit of art
The Disciple is a thoroughly Indian film, rooted in the space and cinematic time that director Chaitanya Tamhane creates.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse does the bare minimum to stand out in an already cluttered genre of rogue spies seeking vengeance.
Another Round movie review: Thomas Vinterberg film is an interesting experiment on soft benefits of alcohol
Another Round is an analytical view beyond the simplistic approach of tracing vice to the morality of alcoholism, usually argued by the social critics of alcohol.
The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins puts viewers in the disoriented mind of a dementia-stricken dad
Selective of what they show us and what they don't, director Florian Zeller and his editor Yorgos Lamprinos construct a fragmented narrative that mimics the nature of fading memories.
There's a kernel of an idea in Ajeeb Daastaans that's definitely worth exploring. But the writing predominantly comes from a place of blinkered privilege. Geeli Pucchi, directed by Ghaywan, is the exception in the quartet.
Ehan Bhat's impassioned performance in 99 Songs complements AR Rahman and the director's vision
Coda movie review: Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes' sincere performances make this 'May-December' a winner
Coda refuses to rehash the well-worn tropes of this ‘May-December’ subgenre, swapping it out for an almost Bergman-like contemplativeness.
Minari movie review: Intimate, poignant portrayal of a Korean immigrant family's strife with its American dream
Stitched together in an effortlessly organic manner, Minari unfolds as a series of beautifully observed vignettes of a Korean immigrant family trying to stake their claim for a piece of the American dream.
Love and Monsters movie review: Dylan O’Brien's creature-feature is a tender, coming-of-age story with a soul
Love and Monsters is crisp, witty, sensitive, and self-aware storytelling, that’s not typical of creature features
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.