John Good-Man 

John Goodman enjoyed a great working relationship with the Coen brothers right from Raising Arizona (1987) to O Brother, Where art thou? (2002) throughout the 80s and the 90s.

“HAWK-EYE”

Howard Hawks achieved a rare feat by directing movies in almost all the genres. He directed the best Gangster movie (Scarface – 1932), The best Screwball Comedy (His Girl Friday – 1940), The best Western (Red River – 1948), The best Film-noire (The Big Sleep – 1946), The best Musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds – 1953)…

Movie Review : Hindi Medium

StarCast : Irfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal, Amrita Singh Plot : A satire on the admission system in Delhi Review : Hindi Medium takes me back to my favourite Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie, Chupke Chupke (1975), a movie that celebrates the spirit of Hindi. Forty-Two years down the line and we have Hindi Medium that…

Sarkar 3 movie review

StarCast : Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai, Jackie Shroff, Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Bajrangbali Singh  Plot : Sarkar is not a person, its a…..phenomena  Review : Sarkar 3 is RGV’s desperate attempt to regain lost territory and he does succeed to a certain level. The movie is for those who have the patience to…

The Jovial Kind…

Audrey Hepburn was all royalty. She will always be embedded in our hearts as the Princess from Roman Holiday (1953) or a potential Model in Funny Face (1957) or the Socialite from Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). But in a career spanning over 34 movies she had her share of dramatic performances that stood out. Today,…

“The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit”

The year 1962 was a great year for Gregory Peck. He played the same role ‘twice’. He played a distinguished lawyer and an ideal father in both Cape Fear (Sam Bowden) and To Kill A Mockingbird (Atticus Finch).  As Sam Bowden, he is the protector of his family who goes all out for their safety…

8 movies that make Steve McQueen “THE KING OF COOL”

Terence Steven McQueen or Steve McQueen, the ultra-cool movie star of the 60s was “The King of Cool”. His anti-hero persona added to his popularity among the masses. Here are 8 movies that defined his cool-quotient throughout 60s. 1. The Magnificient Seven (1960) – Christened as Vin…The dangerous one, this was Steve McQueen’s first big…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…

Kahaani2..Saving Grace

2016 has its share of ‘squeals’ (I meant……sequels) but barring Housefull 3, Jai Gangaajal or Force 2,  none of the sequels hit the bullseye really. The month of November itself saw two promising movies, Tum Bin 2 and Rock On 2 go down the drain. The makers may blame it on the cash crunch but…

Ar…Rival ?

Aliens have always fascinated filmmakers around the world and even the audiences enjoy them. Its is this fascination for the unknown that drives us towards these ‘things from another world’. Everybody has a theory about aliens. There are good aliens and bad ones too. There was a time in the 50’s when Hollywood was making…

DEAR ZINDAGI..Galey laga le

The year 2012 was a great year for Bollywood. Some very fine movies like Paan Singh Tomar,Kahaani,Gangs of Wasseypur made their way to the silver screen, actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui finally got their due after years of struggling but above all it was an year that marked the comeback of Sridevi after 15 long years….