Film: 'Somewhere': Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning; Director: Sofia Coppola; Rating: ****
The visual medium today has become one of noise and relentless action. In such times of high expectation from visuals, it has become difficult for a director to fill a second with 24 frames of silence and yet pregnant with the ringing of many voices. Trust Sofia Coppola to do that with aplomb.
In straightjacket terms, 'Somewhere' is t
Film: 'Season Of The Witch'; Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy; Director: Dominic Sena; Rating: * 1/2
It is not necessary for a film to have a point. But for one to be so pointless and clueless about its own existence makes for a supernaturally horrific experience for the discerning audience.
It's the age of the crusades, times when witches are burnt at the stake. Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and Felson (Ron Perlman) are
Film: 'Dhobi Ghat'; Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra; Director: Kiran Rao; Rating: **** 1/2
Every year literally hundreds of thousands throng to the city of dreams, Mumbai. To cover so many dreams in a small span of an-hour-and-a-half calls for some brilliant filmmaking. And watching 'Dhobi Ghat' will make you realise that there indeed have been very few debuts as stunning as this one.
Film: 'Siruthai'; Cast: Karthi, Tamannaah, Santhanam, Manobala, Avinash, Santhanabharathy, Baby Rakshana; Producer: Studio Green; Director: Sauryam Siva; Music: Vidyasagar; Camera: Velraj; Rating: ***
'Siruthai' has come out as a festival bonanza for Tamil film goers. It is an unpretentious commercial pot boiler with ample doses of romance, comedy, action and emotion.
Upcoming hero Karthi has once again proved himself as a s
Film: 'Vismaya Pranaya'; Cast: Mayuri Saini, Kavya Sri, Ravi, Raj Sagar, Sathyajit, Hema Choudhary and others; Director: Mohan Mallepalli; Producer: Ravi and Mayuri Saini; Music: Martuthi Mirajkar; Rating: *
'Vismaya Pranaya', produced by multilingual actress Mayuri Saini, is a real horror with low technical standards and wavering performances from its artists. Director Mohan Mallipally not only shows his incompetence in handling a sen