Mahishasur Marddini
Plumbs the depths of mankind's inhuman acts violating the feminine gender
  • The Double Life of Veronique

    The Double Life of Veronique

    The late Krzysztof Kieslowski was one of the most overrated of European filmmakers and few films demonstrate the drawbacks in his approach more than The Double Life of Veronique (1991), regarded by many to be his best film. East European cinema during the communist era was – with some exceptions –...
  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her

    Talk to Her Writer-Director: Pedro Almodóvar Stars: Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling   The story of Talk to Her does not need retelling – especially since it has been so widely seen but it is divided into three major segments pertaining to the three key relationships in the...
  • Iss. VI - The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye Director: Robert Altman Writers: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye (1973) – based on a novel of the same name by Raymond Chandler – belongs to a genre called the ‘hard-boiled detective story’, which may be regarded...
  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    Certified Copy Director: Abbas Kiarostami Writers: Abbas Kiarostami, Caroline Eliacheff Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière   Abbas Kiarostami is the best known of Iranian filmmakers and it will not be out of place to assert that he put Iranian cinema on the world map. Yet, a careful...
  • The White Tiger

    The White Tiger

    The White Tiger Director: Ramin Bahrani Writers: Aravind Adiga, Ramin Bahrani Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Adarsh Gourav   Warning: This "review" contains SPOILERS throughout.   When Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger book came out in 2008, it became a sudden hit. The fame can be attributed to part...
  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    Prometheus Director: Ridley Scott Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O’Bannon Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron Awards: Nominated for Oscar for Best Achievement in Visual Effects. A ‘prequel’ to a film classic is sometimes a much better marketing ploy than a sequel – especially when the first film...
  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis Director: David Cronenberg Writers: David Cronenberg, Don DeLillo Stars: Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti David Cronenberg is the greatest filmmaker in the English-speaking world, who has been continuing to make provocative and deeply thoughtful films when other claimants to the title like David Lynch, Atom Egoyan and Quentin...
  • Amour

    Amour

    Amour Writer-director:Michael Haneke Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert Amour (meaning ‘Love’) stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. The opening scene shows firemen breaking down...
  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life Writer-Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Terrence Malick, one of America’s most respected filmmakers, first attracted attention through Badlands (1973) a film very much in the same mold as Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Robert Altman’s Thieves like Us (1974)...
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Call of the Wild – Greyhound (2020) Director: Aaron Schneider Writers: Tom Hanks, C.S. Forester Stars: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham   One of the anticipated movies of 2020, Greyhound is based on the 1955 novel, The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forester. Set at the beginning of World...

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