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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Rear Window
  • The Evil Dead
  • Before Sunrise

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  • Bell Bottom

    ★★

  • Out of Thin Air

    ★★½

  • Candyman

    ★★★

  • Annabelle Sethupathi

    ½

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  • Kaanekkaane

    Kaanekkaane

    ★★★

    It's safe to say that writers Bobby-Sanjay have recovered some of their lost mojo with Kaanekkaane. The material they've written isn't really genre-bending or eye-opening per se; in fact, it is as generic a plot as you can imagine. Yet, the performances (Suraj Venjaramoodu towering over the rest) and the effective use of flashbacks see it through. While Kaanekkaane can be perceived as a character-piece for Dy. Tahsildar Paul Mathai (Suraj), it also aspires to be an intense, emotional drama…

  • My Son

    My Son

    ★★

    A thriller simply cannot run on the basis of a gimmick (of its protagonist mouthing totally improvised dialogue) - it needs a plot and neatly packaged twists & turns to keep viewers invested. My Son starts off with interesting what-ifs and frame choices. But writer-director Christian Carion struggles to develop well-rounded characters or convey a coherent story. The tension is practically non-existent after the opening scene. The thrills are absent. The biggest disappointment, however, is that Carion settles for an extremely…

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  • Schumacher

    Schumacher

    ★★★★

    A wonderfully inspiring sports documentary that focuses on the racing legend's iconic rise, Schumacher is a shining example of the good stuff that Netflix is capable of producing. The documentary really humanizes the larger-than-life Schumacher - as a friend, a colleague, a family member, and an excellent racecar driver - all perspectives well-rooted and covered in equal measure. Even his competent peers only had the greatest things to say about him. The makers thankfully do not relegate it to a…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★½

    James Gunn knows how to build chemistry between his superhero leads. This is exactly what worked in GOTG and what works in The Suicide Squad. It is THE Suicide Squad movie that we always needed. We have (relatable) anti-hero characters that make sense, have solid motivations, and supported by splendid-looking set-pieces. As one might expect with Gunn, the humor lands - and it mostly lands well. When you have a bunch of anti-heroes coming together for a do-or-die mission, it's…