Mahishasur Marddini
Plumbs the depths of mankind's inhuman acts violating the feminine gender
  • Throne of Blood

    Throne of Blood

    ‘Macbeth’ was written sometime in between of 1587-1606. William Shakespeare wrote multiple plays on the issue of succession during this time as Queen Elizabeth I was growing old and had no heir. In the end, her nephew, James I of Scotland succeeded her, another probable reason for Shakespeare to...
  • A Hero

    A Hero

    A Hero (2021) | presently playing on Mubi Writer-Director: Asghar Farhadi Awards: Cannes Grand Prix Cannes François Chalais Award   A tale of moral dilemma and human greed, the characters in ‘A Hero’ struggle between their baser instincts and the need to be honourable. Sent to jail for not being...
  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal’s first feature film as a director. The psychological suspense drama follows Olivia Colman’s Leda as she decides to take a vacation on a Greek island only to be confronted with her inner demons as intriguing hotel guests invade her holiday. The whimsical...
  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar (2021) is an autobiographical coming of age movie of memoir writer J.R. Moehringer, directed by George Clooney. It follows the first half of the author’s life from his turbulent childhood at his grandfather’s house to his Yale days and short-lived stint at The New York Times....
  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods Director:Drew Goddard Writers: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison   Although The Cabin in the Woods is nominally a teen horror film in the mold of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981), it not only uses another kind of narrative – perhaps consciously...
  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    Skyfall: The Last Englishman Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller Duration: 2 hrs 23 min   Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, it seems to me, is not only the best James Bond film hitherto but is also conceived as that last one –...
  • The Master

    The Master

    The Master Writer-director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Price Carson, Mike Howard Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Paul Thomas Anderson is not an easy American filmmaker to characterize but his work is perhaps best understood as an American response to European art cinema of the post-war years. Classical...
  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises Director:Christopher Nolan Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Nolan Stars: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy   I must admit that among America’s superheroes, I have a special fondness for the Batman. This is not only because he does not sport America’s colors as Superman and...
  • Il Posto

    Il Posto

    Ermano Olmi is a filmmaker who remained true to the tenets of neo-realism (as defined by their ideologue Zavattini) long after the more celebrated adherents to the creed – Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica and Luchino Visconti had abandoned it. Rossellini went on to make films like The Rise of...

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