• The Place Beyond The Pines
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    The Place Beyond The Pines (A film review)

    The Place Beyond The Pines is (for all its flaws) poetically haunting. It is depressing and heart-breaking. Are people capable of change? Can cycles be broken? One moment can change your life and the lives of those around you. Derek Cianfrance returns with another engrossing narrative following 2010’s brilliant Blue Valentine. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and more, this is stunningly ambitious film that though doesn’t quite pull it off, should be lauded for its sheer scope and scale. Three storylines intersect over a linear narrative as lives collide, choices are made and fates sealed in Schenectady, New…

  • Superman
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    Man of Steel (A film review).

    Man of Steel was the most highly anticipated superhero movie of 2013 after the immense success of The Avengers and the Batman-trilogy-concluding The Dark Knight Rises last year. Directed by 300’s Zack Snyder, produced by none other than Christopher Nolan and written by David Goyer and Nolan (the team that worked on the Batman films), expectations were bound to be unfairly high. And though the film itself doesn’t reach those expected heights, there is much to enjoy in this reboot of DC Comics’ (and the world’s) original superhero. At this point, I’d like to clarify that Superman has never been…

  • Les Miserables
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    Les Miserables (Review) 2012

    A few confessions before I begin this review: A)    I’m not even midway through the original book yet, having only read the abridged version back in school. But I do know the characters and the general plot and story points. B)    I have not seen the stage version of Les Miserables but am a fan of musicals having seen The Sound of Music, The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera at West End. That said, I’m not even remotely an expert in the field. C)    If you are not partial towards musicals or musical theatre, stop reading right…

  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
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    Why The Hobbit is not The Lord of the Rings and why it doesn’t matter

    SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. Since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres, I’ve been reading a lot of articles, blogs and comments online about how it has nothing on The Lord of the Rings trilogy that came out a few years ago. That it’s too light, too simple, too funny and generally not befitting a series that has so far been of epic nature. And finally, there’s been much said for and against Peter Jackson and co deciding to convert a small, thin book into three movies. A lot of it is misconception…

  • Inception - Christopher Nolan
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    Inception

    Inception (2010) Directed by Christopher Nolan. Definitely one of the best films of the year 2010. After the 3 odd hours I spent in the oddly comforting darkness of the movie theatre, I was safetly about to put Nolan at the top of my favourite directors list. There aren’t many filmmakers of the current generation who have consistently delivered innovative and pioneering films. “Inception” can be added to the highly impressive list that is “Memento”, “The Prestige”, “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and the most recent “The Dark Knight Rises” – brain-teasers where none of the gaps are filled without…

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