If I wanted to watch someone screaming slurs and doing weird impressions that they think are funny, I'd rather watch Donald Trump.
11 November 2020
This is the first Vanessa episode that I liked. And there's everything to love here. Amazing shots, intelligent dialogue, weirdly good premise, good music, all of which focus on Earn and Van's relationship, and gradually shift the atmosphere to focus on Van. Callback of Earn trying to lower now locked window was so subtly and brilliantly placed. Disappointing to see people not understanding the episode.
I'd Rather Read an Article About it Than Watch This
3 November 2020
It pains me to write this review, and I don't know what I expected. The content and stories told in this play are heart-wrenching, but the way it's shown and the decision to film this as a live taping with audience chiming in really made me stop halfway. I'd rather read an article about the ordeals that the protagonist faced (and I'll probably like them too), but watching this as a 1 hr 45 min drama is a chore, more so with audience laughing in between which gives the feeling that laugh track in a sitcom gives. Hamilton as a movie made sense, but not this monologue.
The Argument (2020)Could Have Been Good
28 October 2020
This movie has a lot of likeable things, but still collapses on itself. The writing is really inconsistent and has a lot of ups and downs throughout the runtime. The movie starts off good, but then some scenes become too dragged and humour becomes pretty forced at times. Instead of quirky, somehow in the middle, the writing shifts to being absurd and then gradually moves to quirky again. Fogler, Pudi, Coleman have done good, but it's Maggi Q who really stands out. This movie had some potential, but crashed.
10 October 2020
This episode just blew me away. I was expecting to just keep forwarding, but darn!! This was something completely unexpected. Was expecting this to be quite highly rated, but so disappointing to see it this underrated, that lazy me had to write a review about it.
1 May 2020
How can anyone like this movie is beyond me. Senseless plot, pointless characters, worthless acting. It seems that someone had some on-liners and just built a movie around it. One of the worst movies I've ever watched.
Native Son (2019)It's good and then it's not.
10 April 2019
I don't usually write reviews, but since I did not find any sound review here, here it is. The movie builds up great, great character development, good acting, intriguing plot; and then the third act begins, and it's all downhill from there. All buildup and character development stare into abyss upon an obvious climax. The realism that was there in the first two acts dies in the third act, and questionable choices are made in the plot, which makes you doubt whether there are different writing teams for Native Son. P.S I haven't read the book. I think this will suffice.
Andhadhun (2018)Is He or Is He Not?
8 October 2018
The moment the movie starts, you know you are in for some good cinema experience. Plot Twists, like it's Game Of Thrones. Good direction, lovely soundtrack, awesome screenplay, great acting; editing comes with it's quirks.