XOXODirector - Christopher LouieCast - Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips, Brett DeBuono, Hayley Kiyoko, Colin Woodell, Ryan Hansen, Ione Skye, Chris D’EliaRating - 3/5A young bedroom DJ who has no intention of letting his humble origins getting in the way of his big dreams. His best friend, burdened with the responsibility that can only come with being a first generation immigrant. A couple grasping at every second they have together before distance separates them. A young girl chasing mysterious love. A disenchanted man, forced to relive memories of his heyday.None of these characters know each other. But before the evening is over, they will. Just for one night, they will let their guards down. They will sing. They will dance. They will Snapchat. They will make connections possible only in the movies as their lives collide, and then collide some more. They will chase their dreams at XOXO, the biggest EDM festival in the country.XOXO is a lot like a … [Read more...] about XOXO review: Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. Netflix. Chill.
Marriage StoryDirector - Noah BaumbachCast - Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan AldaPerhaps the only thing more difficult than watching films like Marriage Story is writing about them. Some people avoid watching horror films; others, like Martin Scorsese, might be averse to superhero movies. My personal kryptonite is shaped rather specifically. I consider it a matter of great pride, and not embarrassment, that in 28 years of existence I have successfully managed to avoid watching Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, and Robert Benton’s Kramer vs Kramer. I have also shielded myself against Ingmar Bergman’s miniseries, Scenes from a Marriage and Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road. And even though I finally succumbed to Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight, the decision to give in wasn’t made easily. And with good reason. Watch the Marriage Story trailer here Director Noah Baumbach’s new film, … [Read more...] about Marriage Story movie review: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson are heartbreakingly good in Netflix’s Oscar front-runner
The Fundamentals of CaringDirector - Rob Burnett Cast - Paull Rudd, Craig Robers, Selena Gomez, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer EhleRating - 3/5“You never told me what you did before you got into the wiping ass business,” asks Trevor, a 20-year-old with a mouth dirtier than a forgotten dumpster. “I was a writer,” comes the reply from Ben, the butt wiper to whom the question was addressed. Ben is Trevor’s caregiver, a qualification he has just acquired after completing a six week course. Trevor has muscular dystrophy, a disease that Ben learns, after conducting proper research, affects 1 in 3,500 males. It also probably means Trevor has little chance of surviving beyond 30. The Fundamentals of Caring is Netflix’s first truly good original movie since their first, the masterpiece Beasts of no Nation. And coming off of two especially horrible (even by his standards) late-period Adam Sandler films and the worst thing Ricky … [Read more...] about The Fundamentals of Caring review: Paul Rudd’s road trip is worth taking
In the Heart of the SeaDirector: Ron HowardCast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson and Ben WhishawRating: 4/5“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The WhaleThere is something about the human spirit: Something foolish perhaps, at once stubborn and unstoppable. There is a thirst, a curiosity to keep discovering, a hunger to conquer all.As you watch In the Heart of the Sea, the new picture by Ron Howard, another film pops into mind, not one that you would immediately associate with a movie set in the early 1800s. The film is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and what it shares with In the Heart of the Sea is its romantic portrayal of the untamable beast that is the human spirit. Both films couldn’t be more different, yet more alike.In the Heart of the Sea is based on the ill-fated voyage of the whaling … [Read more...] about In the Heart of the Sea review: Hemsworth’s whale of an adventure
Ashutosh Gowariker's career is a roller coaster ride. From movies that came and left the theatre in the blink of an eye to ones that caught Oscar's eye, it's quite a story. Although the mild-mannered film-maker hasn't hit the bullseye in a while, he's still a significant name in Hindi cinema. His latest Panipat, starring Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt and Padmini Kolhapure, revisits the Third Battle of Panipat fought between the Marathas and Afghans in the 18th century. Sukanya Verma looks at all the movies Ashu has made so far. Tell us your favourite in the poll below. Pehla Nasha (1993) What's it about: A copy of Hollywood's Body Double, Gowariker's modestly scaled thriller starring Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bhatt and Raveena Tandon in an extended special appearance is about a struggling actor witnessing a young woman's murder from across his building. When he decides to do something about it, things become curiouser and curiouser. General consensus: Best remembered for an awards … [Read more...] about Your FAVOURITE Ashutosh Gowariker Film? VOTE!