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Review: Rangoon Is A Grand Hotchpotch!

Review: Rangoon Is A Grand Hotchpotch!

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Rangoon is too fuzzy and half-hearted, feels Sukanya Verma. 'Aurat' he scoffs at her apparent naiveté.  'Aurat,' she reminds him, seconds after demonstrating her fruit ninja moves, like a woman wh...

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Review: Jackie Is A Strange Little Biopic

Review: Jackie Is A Strange Little Biopic

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Natalie Portman is marvelous, without doubt, but the film isn’t keen on letting her breathe, feels Raja Sen. There is a lot to be said for a woman who takes charge of the narrative. Jackie Kennedy, ...

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Review: Lion Tells A Simple But Moving Story

Review: Lion Tells A Simple But Moving Story

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Lion roars because of a magical child, writes Raja Sen. Sometimes a film works better than it should. Lion, directed by first-timer Garth Davis and an adaptation of Saroo Brierley's moving memoir, is ...

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Review: Rangoon, An Explosion By Vishal Bhardwaj

Review: Rangoon, An Explosion By Vishal Bhardwaj

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'Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director's most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings,' notes Raja Sen. She doesn't want to sit on hi...

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Review: Manchester By The Sea Is Bruising

Review: Manchester By The Sea Is Bruising

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Oscar nominee Manchester by the Sea's genius is not in its ability to provide answers.Rather, it forces us to locate the sublime within the unbearable, says Vikram Johri. IMAGE: Casey Affleck in Manc...

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Review: Hidden Figures Gives Us New Female Idols

Review: Hidden Figures Gives Us New Female Idols

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Hidden Figures tells us a genuinely inspirational story in obvious fashion, and is buoyed by the performances all around, writes Raja Sen. The year is 1961, and nervous mathematician Katherine Johnso...

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Review: Running Shaadi Is Boring

Review: Running Shaadi Is Boring

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Only if the script was better...Only if the film maintained the promise of its beginning...Only if situations weren't conveniently and easily resolved...Only if the director understood the potential o...

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Review: Why The Lego Batman Movie Is The Best Batman Movie

Review: Why The Lego Batman Movie Is The Best Batman Movie

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It's been a while since we've had a Batman film we can love, says Raja Sen. There are many Batmen. Detective. Dark Knight. Dancer. Father-figure. Fascist. Flirt. Teacher. Troublemaker. Terrorist. Cre...

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Review: Moonlight Is More A Poem Than A Film

Review: Moonlight Is More A Poem Than A Film

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'It is a wish and a dream, telling us that nothing in life -- and indeed, no life -- is beyond bliss, and that all it takes is a bit of jukebox serendipity and, most important of all, the right should...

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Review: Irada Is Very Disappointing

Review: Irada Is Very Disappointing

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'A scatterbrained film that fails to encash Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah's screen presence,' says Prasanna D Zore. Despite a stellar star cast, director Aparnaa Singh's Irada is a scatterbrained ...

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