Django Unchained – 4.5/5 stars

Some people think he is lucky.  Others call him a genius.  It is strange to think that Quentin Tarantino has been a director for 20 years and he continues to go from strength to strength.  After the commercial and critical success of his last film, Inglorious Basterds (2009), we see him return in his ‘homage’ to Spaghetti Westerns – Django Unchained. Set three years before … Continue reading Django Unchained – 4.5/5 stars

Oscars 2013 nominations: Personal reaction

Well, a day after the BAFTAs – we have the Academy Awards nominations.  Intermingling with witty and so-so banter by hosts Emma Stone and Seth McFarlane, we delved right into business – so who are the lucky people in with a shot this year? Note: I’m only going to talk about the main categories, otherwise I’m just going to get lost. Well, it was too … Continue reading Oscars 2013 nominations: Personal reaction

Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars

Certain book-to-film adaptations have failed to hit the mark.  They either belong to huge franchises aimed for the younger generation or make themselves out as quite…unrelatable (yes, I’m talking about Cosmopolis.  Again).  So, to make a film of a book whose main character not only has bipolar disorder, but is also obsessed with his estranged wife and becomes involved with a troubled young woman – … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook – 3.5/5 stars