Avengers : Age Of Ultron Review

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You get hurt, hurt them back. You get killed … walk it off – Captain America

Well, it’s here! Avengers 2 has released in India and I watched it as soon as possible. If you haven’t heard about it, then …….. ( no isolated place this time, you just suck if you haven’t heard about it )

So in this flick, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create a peacekeeping program, but it goes wrong and instead it results in the creation of Ultron, who (obviously) wants to achieve global destruction. The movie focuses on the Avengers’  attempts to defeat Ultron and his army and also focuses on the tension between the Avengers.

Well, the acting was good as always. Everyone is awesome in their roles. They effortlessly blend into their role. The direction is average but is satisfying.

The visual effects are awesome and I am sure it will be Oscar nominated. Scenes such as Sokovia rising up in the air are visually stunning. The humour is prodigious. I found it as the best aspect of the movie. The scene in which Captain America throws his bike on the villain’s army in the beginning and in the last scene when Tony Stark exclaims that Thor has no respect for lawn-gardening left the audience in the cinema hall laughing so hard that I missed some of the dialogues.

Well, we got four new Avengers. Yay !!! I look forward to see Elizabeth Olsen in the next installments of Avengers. (Spoiler !!!)

The screenplay is average but will not disappoint Avengers’  fans.

Well, I have to admit at this point that I find superhero and sci-fi movies uninteresting and only Dark Knight trilogy, Gravity and Inception are the movies in this genres that I have loved.

The thing about this franchise is that every film is just made to cater Avengers’  fans. There is absolutely no room for improvement in this franchise and you can just expect the same type of movies every time. Look at DC !. They’ve got the Dark Knight trilogy, tv series like Flash and Gotham, which will please superhero fans as well as the general audience.

So, I think Avengers 2 fails to live up to its prequel and will please only the Avengers’  fans and also the folks who just want to see these brilliant actors on the screen. Also, I recommend a 2-D viewing of the flick for a better experience.

Rating: 6.6 /10

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Jurassic World: Just Think Of It As a Really Expensive Mash-Up of Jurassic Park & Deep Blue Sea

There is no Jurassic Park to me without Steven Spielberg as director. And it is just despicable how they are marketing this movie in the name of Steven Spielberg in the trailer.

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Wouldn’t it be funny if they made a Jurassic Park movie in which nothing went wrong? What if they made an Adventureland-like drama focused on the love lives and coming of age stories among the Park’s young employees? Or something like Gareth Edwards’ Monsters which is essentially a road movie about a man and a woman falling in love in a world in which CGI monsters occasionally pop up in the background? Or maybe instead of Wally World the Griswolds in the new Vacation movie are on their way to Jurassic Park, and they again arrive on a weekend when the park is closed but force a John Candy-esque security guard to let them in?

Yeah, but if they did any of those ideas it wouldn’t really be a Jurassic Park movie, would it? First there was a park where shit went down (Jurassic Park), Newman got…

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Court Review

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Court was the winner of the Best Feature Film at the Indian National Awards and also Lion Of The Future at the Venice Film Festival. Therefore, it aroused my curiosity and I went to watch it today.

So, it is about Narayan Kamble, an aging folk singer and poet who gets embroiled in a legal issue regarding the death of a sewage cleaner. The movie explores the various scenarios of a Sessions Court and also explores the social life in Maharashtra and the various issues embroiled in the state through Narayan Kamble, his lawyer Vinay Vora and the public prosecutor Nutan.

Court is an awesome work of art. I may compare it to A.G.Inarritu’s Birdman because just like Birdman it is an art film which can be acknowledged as a dark-comedy. Court doesn’t linger at all and every scene is so important that it keeps our attention towards the flick and even if our attention wares off in some scene, the movie brings it back with its awesome one-liners. It is a brilliant dark-comedy and not one of the jokes went flat. It gives so much attention towards miniscule details such as the typist chatting on her cell phone during the legal proceedings, a lawyer following a woman for work, etc and that was one of the best aspect of the movie.

There were thought-provoking scenes such as the one in which Vora is attacked senselessly by two people for insulting their sect, a play against the immigrants of Maharashtra, etc. The best and the most funniest scene was that of the judge refusing to hear a case because the defendant has worn a dress without sleeves which is against the moral code of the Court.

Court has brilliant performances by Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber and Geetanjali Kulkarni. They shine in their roles. Their performances are visceral.

The film is built on conversations like se7en. A scene in which Nutan and a woman in the train converse about their family’s food is so stark real. Chaitanya Tamhane infuses such scenes in the movie that anyone in Mumbai can relate to the movie.

The direction is spot on and doesn’t miss a detail. The script is brilliant and boldly states that it is the people and not the law that is flawed and that the Victorian laws need to be modified. The script also shows the nonsensical claims made by the lawyers to push the dates in the Court.

The ending is an enigma in itself. That is also why I compared it to Birdman. The audience is left to guess what the ending meant. In my opinion, the ending showed that normal life goes on and that the case of Narayan Kamble will keep on dragging till his end.

Another of the thought-provoking scenes that I was awed was when Narayan delivers a staunch poem about what is art and how obscurity has been considered as art in the modern age and right after his poem finishes, the next performance is of teenage girls dancing to an item song.

In short, Court is flawless to most of its parts and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in watching a thought-provoking courtroom social satire. (Which will only be adults and eccentric teens like me.)

Rating: 9.2 /10

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Clouds of Sils Maria

Brilliant work of art. I was going to post a review but found this to be interesting

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Clouds of Sils Maria photo starrating-3andahalfstars.jpgClouds of Sils Maria is a provocative film. The gamut of topics that pass through the consciousness of screenwriter (and director) Olivier Assayas are plentiful and diverse. It considers youth vs. age, life vs. death, the past vs. the present, art vs. commerce, and fame vs. anonymity. Good heavens! Any one of these would’ve been enough fodder for an entire script, but Assayas touches on all of these topics. The complexity of Clouds involves trying to figure just what heck the narrative is actually about. It’s arty to the point of ambiguousness. Regardless Assayas clearly delineates a deep poignancy amongst women.

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an international star that is on her way to accept an award on behalf of world renowned playwright Wilhelm Melichior. In her early 20s, she played Sigrid, the ingénue in a play he directed called The Maloja Snake. While en route by train, she…

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Detective Byomkeh Bakshy Review

Featured image So today, I thought about reviewing a Bollywood movie and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy was the most recent Bollywood movie I had seen.

So, Byomkesh Bakshy is a thriller film by Dibakar Banerjee. It stars Sushant Singh Rajput as the protagonist who investigates the disappearance of Ajit Bandyopadhyay’s father and during the process stumbles upon a conspiracy to overthrow the British Government in India.

Well, Sushant Singh Rajput gives a good performance as Byomkesh. He is one of those few folks in Bollywood you should watch out for. But, the highlight of the movie was the performance of Neeraj Kabi which gave me the chills in the end.

The movie has two twists, before the interval and one in the climax which were very good. The layered screenplay is awesome but it proves out to be an average detective movie. The direction is awesome. Dibakar does brilliant work in directing. The movie feels so real. Hats off to Vandana Kataria, the production designer, who created such a stupendous Kolkata of 1940s . The costumes and make up is brilliant.

On the technical aspects, this movie is a treat. The one thing that was a positive aspect of the movie was that Byomkesh explains every scene at regular intervals. The thing about the movie is that many dialogues are indecipherable. Therefore, it helped that Bymokesh explains the scene at regular intervals. We get the scene afterwards, but when I was watching it, I was like scratching my head and muttering ‘ What the heck is going on ?’ and I was irritated throughout the flick.

The worst part of the flick was the climax. It ended Tarantino style, but with no sense whatsoever. There was sword-fighting, dead bodies lying all around, idiotic dialogues, and an insane blind guy shouting for revenge in the climax. Therefore, typical Bollywood gibberish cliche was back. This movie has an equal proportion of pros and cons and I recommend you to not waste your money on this one and just watch it when it comes on television.

     Rating : 6.6/10

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The Theory Of Everything Review

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There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something that you can do and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope – Stephen Hawking

The Theory of Everything is a part-biopic, part-love story which deals with the life and work of Dr.Stephen William Hawking, the world-famous physicist who battled with ALS to achieve world recognition for his work on black holes. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards, winning one for Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor. If you haven’t heard about it, then please go and live in Longyearbyen.

So,the movie focuses on the the life of Stephen Hawking, starting with his life at Cambridge University, his later scientific work, his relationship with Jane Wilde and his struggles with motor neuron disease and his world-wide acclaim due to the success of his book ‘A Brief History Of Time’.

This year, I had the fortune of watching five movies which will definitely be on my 100 Greatest Movies List : The Imitation Game, Selma, Boyhood, Whiplash and The Theory of Everything. This film is a heart wrenching bio pic which is beautifully written, directed, acted and is near-perfect in almost every aspect. Eddie Redmayne deserved that Oscar. He is at his utmost brilliance in this flick. I will definitely remember this performance by Eddie as one of the greatest in cinematic history. His physical transformative turn as Hawking in this movie is worth every cent you may spend on the ticket. He portrays every emotion stunningly even in the last half when he cannot even move. Felicity Jones is brilliant and I think she deserved that Oscar more than Julianne Moore because giving such a mature performance so early in her career is next to unbelievable. All the supporting actors were brilliant.

The direction is stupendous. James Marsh brings backs the magic that was on display in his previous works : Project Nim and Man on Wire. Especially, the climax scene is one of the best scenes in history. The time-reversal scene is the highlight of the movie. ‘The Arrival Of The Birds’ theme adds to the appeal of the scene. I watched the whole movie 3 times to enjoy the climax scene just like Whiplash. The cinematography, costume design and makeup is prodigious.

The score of the film is awesome. Johann Johannsson displays tremendous talent. The score is brilliant and the use of ‘The Arrival Of The Birds’ in the climax is sheer brilliance.

The movie made me cry in a lot of scenes and I am sure it will make even make you cry, how tough you may be, after watching the movie. You feel for the characters . I say the movie actually felt the best for me when I watched it the second time. You get know more about the characters in the second viewing. The direction of some scenes is just a stroke of genius, especially the rotating shot of the staircases. The movie and its characters stay with you even after you watch it and is worth your time. It is inspirational and definitely made me respect Hawking (even though I don’t understand most of his revolutionizing work)

There is only one flaw that I could notice in this movie and that was that very small amount of time in the move was attributed to Hawking’s scientific career. I believe James Marsh should have focused a little bit more on it for I would haven’t minded sitting for a longer time in the cinema hall watching this awesome movie.

Except than that this movie is brilliant and everyone should definitely watch this flick.

Rating : 9.5/10

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Review

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You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck itGustave H

The Grand Budapest Hotel’ was the biggest surprise of this year’s Best Picture nominations. If you haven’t heard about this movie, then please go and live in Adak.

So, the premise of the story is that a young girl is reading the book of the national author called ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’. The author [Jude Law] is then shown recounting about how he got his hands on this extraordinary story. The author was young and was living in ‘Grand Budapest’, a once famous hotel in the Republic of Zubrowka. The author then meets the owner of the hotel called Moustafa [Tony Revolori, Murray Abraham] and he recites his adventures with the legendary concierge of the Grand Budapest, Gustave.H [Ralph Fiennes] and how a murder and a will starts a chain of events which takes Gustave and Moustafa on an adventure in which they find love, friendship and truth of the murder of Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis [Tilda Swinton].

So, this is one hell of a crazy ride. I really liked the first half of the movie. The movie starts on a really good note with a lot of funny gags. I a very big admirer of Jude Law and Wes brings back Jason Schwartzman which adds more to the appeal. Everything still looks like a Johannes Vermeer painting- so real yet artistic. Every scene from the exterior view of Grand Budapest to the elevator scenes are brilliant and a visual treat.

But, the quality of the screenplay deteriorates in the second half with the unbelievable escape of Gustave from prison and a hell lot of gags going flat. There were only three scenes in the second half where I laughed out loud. Well, I have always been an Wes fan because of Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom. But honestly, it didn’t match up to the expectations I had set to Wes’ films after watching Rushmore and Moonrise Kingdom.

The performances in this movie are brilliant. Ralph Fiennes is awesome. He rocks ever scene he stars in. I think if any one wants to start a career in the film industry, the first man on his/her wishlist should be Wes. He gave one hell of a start to Jason Schwartzman, he gave one hell of a star to Owen and Luke Wilson, he gave a redemption to Bill Murray’s career and now he has started the career of Tony Revolori with a bang. He is brilliant in his role. I love to see Jason and Bill once again in a Wes movie. Jude Law, Edward Norton and Murray Abraham are brilliant as always. Performance wise too, this movie is a treat.

Now, to the technical aspects. The direction of Wes Anderson is impeccable. I love his direction. Every scene is a visual treat. The production design, costume design and makeup of the movie is awesome. The score of Alexandre Desplat is brilliant.

This film is enough to please Wes’  fans. But, I think the Oscar nomination should have gone to Nightcrawler instead of Grand Budapest. I would recommend it to Wes’  fans or people who are looking for a movie with a few laughs.

Rating : 7.9/10

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