The Top.Reviews
  • Tumbbad
    October 14, 2018
    "Part morbid-fantasy, mostly magic-realism... An artsy, gutsy mix of mythology, history, horror, and moral science."
  • Village Rockstars
    September 27, 2018
    "A milestone film of sorts, Village Rockstars epitomises the trials and tribulations, and heralds the coming of age, of a filmmaker, of her protagonist, and of the indie film movement in India."
  • Laila Majnu
    September 7, 2018
    Cinematic adaption of a famous Persian narrative poem based on the true story of another poet and his lover
  • Mulk
    August 3, 2018
    Saibal Chatterjee: "At the heart Mulk is a fearless spirit that is a far cry from the abject timidity of Bollywood, an industry that believes in upholding the status quo even if it threatens to endanger the precious pluralistic ethos that lies at the foundation of this vast nation."
  • Mission Impossible - Fallout
    July 28, 2018
    Sukanya Verma: "56-year-old Tom Cruise' marvellous stamina is a thrilling reminder of Hollywood's golden age of action movies before green screen and CGI sucked the joy out of devil-may-care exploits."
  • Arbitrage

    Arbitrage

    Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage is a political film, but its statement is disguised as family drama. The first factor that makes it highly political is that it is about a hedge-fund tycoon and investment bankers have become highly controversial after...
  • The Holy Innocents

    The Holy Innocents

    Mario Camus’ The Holy Innocents (1984) is a Spanish film that may be roughly described as ‘humanist realism’ because it deals with rural poverty in Spain during the Franco era. If precursors have to be named it will the...
  • Mumbai Film Festival

    Society, Cinema & the Critic

    Man is a political animal. So reflected Aristotle. He went a step further to see politics and culture as by-products of nature. Man is given speech and moral reason as natural, inborn, gifts. So, any further device, or design,...
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