Saturday, August 6, 2022

Rogue Agent: Movie Review

A slow-burn thriller and fascinating true story.
Rogue Agent is an unnerving and stressful but ultimately fascinating story of a man who identifies himself as an MI5 agent undercover as a car salesman, but is actually a con-man pretending to be an MI5 agent undercover as a car salesman. Correct that, a luxury car salesman. There are multiple subtle things like that which turn this from a slow-burn thriller into a fascinating tale of the human psyche and the manipulation of different people.   2022

Directed by: Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson

Screenplay by: Michael Bronner, Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson

Starring: Gemma Arterton, James Norton

Friday, August 5, 2022

Darlings: Movie Review

Dark, twisted and insane, but also powerful and clever.

Darlings is Hamza’s pet name for his wife, Badru. But Hamza doesn’t like his wife, he likes controlling his wife. Darlings is a Bollywood dark comedy drama about domestic violence and the women who don’t go quietly into the night. I often find Bollywood films have tonal whiplash from the mashup of genres, but this balances the dark comedy undertones of such a serious subject as well as can be expected.   2022

Directed by: Jasmeet K Reen

Screenplay by: Parveez Sheikh, Jasmeet K Reen

Starring: Alia Bhatt, Vijay Verma, Shefali Shah, and Roshan Mathew

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wedding Season: Movie Review

A sweet, funny and charming rom-com.
Wedding Season is a surprising delight. With a tired fake dating premise, it becomes a genuinely funny and very charming romantic comedy. Asha (Pallavi Sharda) and Ravi (Suraj Sharma) are two well-written characters, both rebelling against their parents and their cultural upbringing, but doing so with empathy and humour and warmth. And that’s exactly what shines through in the movie.   2022

Directed by: Tom Dey

Screenplay by: Shiwani Srivastava

Starring: Pallavi Sharva, Suraj Sharma