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The Pursuit of Happyness-Hope will find a way

Pursuit Of Happ-'i'-ness by Sourav Nath TLR Rating: 9 Reels. The Premise Gabriele Muccino, a name not so much heard before the year 2006, attached a gem in the crown of Hollywood with the movie "The Pursuit Of Happyness". One of the best dramatic movies of the 21st century, it is exceptionally inspirational.  And yes, there's no

Dunkirk – Nolan’s War Epic is enthralling and his best ever

HOME by Harshit Verma TLR Rating: 9 Reels. The Premise Before entering the theater, I knew for sure Nolan will deliver as he has in the past decade. But he did something more this time. For a long time, this prodigy had an image of mainstream blockbuster director. However, ‘Dunkirk’ is in no way a

Okja – Bong Joon-ho and Netflix’s summer sweetness – The Lost Reel

Innocence on the side by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 8 1/2 Reels.   Purity of soul is a rarely applauded these days. With the critics far more disposed towards films with a ‘deeper meaning’, the ‘feel-good’ genre is slowly going extinct in the list of ‘appreciated movies’. ‘La La Land’ was immensely popular among the audience,

A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick’s Dystopian Future

Ticktock Ticktock by Harshit Verma   TLR Rating: 9 Reels. The Beginning Without a doubt this Stanley Kubrick film is one of the most controversial movies of all time. The immoral violence shown in a very detailed, colorful and exquisitely photographed manner helped it to be so. On the soundtrack we hear Henry Purcell's almost comically elegant


Who watches the Watchmen? by Shirshanya Roy TLR Rating: 7 Reels.   Zack Snyder is...well, a controversial director. His signature "Snyder-esque" style: filled with grand panning shots, a sense of gloom, and gratuitous violence are not meant to appeal to everyone. But when you come down to it, the main problem with most of his

2001 A Space Odyssey

The Evolution Equation by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 9 Reels.     Ever since Homer’s famous travels have been chronicled under a single name, Odyssey was used to describe a long journey. Homer had travelled the civilized world in his time and documented his findings in the great epic – from the lands of Greece to the


"The Horde" Within A Body by Sourav Nath TLR Rating: 7 1/2 Reels. M. Night Shyamalan, the writer-director who previously gifted Hollywood with exceptional movies like ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Unbreakable’, made a scintillating comeback with this psychological thriller film, the genre for which he is popular worldwide. He literally hit the nail on the head,

Reservoir Dogs

The Colorful Dogs by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 9 Reels.       If all the movies are ranked according to the brilliance of the opening scene, Reservoir Dogs would certainly feature among the top places. Rarely does film commence with such flamboyance and nonchalance. In a 5 minute segment, Quentin Tarantino blends in an assortment of characters, exposing

Dr. Strangelove

A Forthcoming Apocalypse  by Avinaba Chakraborty   TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The twentieth century was filled with lots of man-made disastrous events one after another. First came the World War which many thought of as the war to end all wars, but that concept proved delusive when the world witnessed a devastating mass murder once


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