Chicago

Chicago IMDb: 7.2 Rotten Tomatoes: 86% Metacritic: 82 Academy Award for Best Picture (2002) Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Zeta-Jones)   Set in 1920s Chicago, Chicago is a crime tale, where two ladies, are in jail accused of murders, they await their trials whilst tackling a system, with a quirky…

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Gladiator

Gladiator IMDb: 8.5 RT: 76% Metacritic: 67 Academy Award for Best Picture (2000) Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe)   In this historical epic, director Ridley Scott takes us to 2 AD Rome to tell the ultimate gladiator story of power and revenge. After some dramatic events, what follows is…

Blade Runner

Blade Runner (The Final Cut) IMDb : 8.2/10 RT : 90% Metacritic : 89 Set in a grim, bleak and neon-drenched future, this science fiction classic, based on the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Philip K Dick, tells us about detective Deckard who hunts down replicants (androids which look uncannily like…

In Depth: NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

No Country For Old Men   The title, when pondered upon for a while, is haunting and the words somehow fit perfectly, rhyming the sense and lingering in our brain. It shows that there is something which has changed this country, essentially the mankind, that is so incomprehensible for those brought up in earlier and…

Fargo

Fargo Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Joel & Ethan Coen), Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role (Frances McDormand) IMDb: 8.1 RT: 94% Metacritic: 85 A police chief in North Dakota follows a series of homicides and a local sales manager has his wife abducted, all of which is interlinked. On the surface,…

In Depth: SCHINDLER’S LIST

SCHINDLER’S LIST   History is something some people find boring because they find it unrelatable and useless, while it is interesting to others because they want to know what all had happened and are keen to know about the life and times. People have the image of history and war as stuffy books and stuffier…

12 Years A Slave

IMDb : 8.1 RT : 96% Metacritic : 96 Academy Award for Best Picture 2013 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 12 Years A Slave   A story, set in the era where slave trade was a gruesome but common business, leading from the phase freedom-slavery-freedom of a black…

Hunger

IMDb : 7.6 RT : 90% Metacritic : 82 Best Film of 2008- Sight & Sound Hunger The story of a to-death hunger strike of a UK prisoner, to protest and fight for a cause. This is a film of pain. Struggle. Will. And biographical to an extent. But the above plot doesn't get clear till…

Shame

  IMDb : 7.2 RT : 79% Metacritic : 72 #2 film of 2011 - Roger Ebert Shame Generally in a film about some specific trait of a person or character, the film gradually eases into the topic, likein American Psycho. Here in Shame, the opening scenes themselves start with a bold statement about Micheal…