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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #30

Suburra (Italy, 2015) This engrossing film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, among a huge star cast. Set around a plot involving Ostia, a real estate development of a Las Vegas style town, this stylish neo-noir thriller has local mafia bosses, corrupt politicians … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 38 minutes Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cast : Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Milind Soman Kid rating: PG-13 Bajirao Mastani is a very Bhansali-esque … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Fitoor (releases 12 Feb 2016)

Watching the trailer, I thought Tabu’s character reminded me of a fictional character – Miss Havisham. And indeed, looking this up on Wikipedia, I see that this is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “Great Expectations”. With a director like Abhishek … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : The Martian (releases October 2nd 2015)

If you are a reader of my Book Blog, “Review Room”, you already know that I LOVED “The Martian”, and that it dethroned Ender’s Game as my favorite sci-fi book of all time. Combine that with the fact that I … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bombay Velvet (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Romantic Thriller Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 30 minutes Director : Anurag Kashyap Cast : Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Kaykay Menon, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Misra, Siddharata Basu, Manish Chaudhary, Vivaan Shah Kidwise … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (3rd April 2015)

I’m really looking forward to Byomkesh Bakshi. For starters, it’s a detective film, which we have precious few of (there was Manorama Six Feet Under, but it’s been a few years), and then it is directed by Dibakar Banerjee. And … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #15

– Little White Lies (“Les petits mouchoirs”, France, 2010) : I loved this film. This is a fine, fine film, and one of the best movies I have seen recently. The movie is about a group of friends who vacation … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bombay Talkies

Rating : Above Average (3.5/5) Genre : Drama Year : 2013 Running time : 2 hours 7 minutes Director : Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Cast : Rani Mukherjee, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranvir Shourie, … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix : Edition #11

– Warrior (USA, 2011) : This stars Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgarton as a family of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters. The estranged brothers, played by Hardy and Edgarton vie to win the high-prize-money Sparta title, and their ex-alcoholic … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix : Edition #10

– Sleepless Night (“Nuit blanche”, French, subtitled, 2011) : Crooked cop Vincent has a drug heist gone wrong. Amid suspicion in the police department, Vincent must strive to get back his kidnapped son from trigger-happy drug mafia, and avoid being … Continue reading

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