Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson’s triumphant return

A visceral war drama, where the war just doesn’t take place on the battle-scarred wastelands of Okinawa but also in the life of its main protagonist. Based on the life story of the Medal of Honour recipient, Desmond Thomas Doss, the movie explores the conflict between a man’s beliefs and his desire to serve his…

A compelling and yet slightly disappointing final chapter of the Verhoeven Trilogy: Book Review of Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

With the final installment of the Camille Verhoeven trilogy, Pierre Lemaitre has permanently registered his name in the annals of the crime writers. Begun with the personal tragedy for Camille Verhoeven, the trilogy finishes the circle and concludes with the professional and personal calamity for Camille. Though the first two installments in the trilogy are…

Dangal – One of the best sports biopics

Sports biopics are a successful formula in Hollywood. Bollywood, on the other hand, is a different ball game altogether. What sells is the family drama, cheap entertainment, run-of-the-mill romance and, of course, Salman Khan. Sports biopics have never been very popular either amongst directors or audiences, barring a few notable exceptions. Mary Kom, MS Dhoni are some of…

Book Review: Let the Game Begin by Sandeep Sharma

Let the Game Begin, a thriller penned by Sandeep Sharma has been classified as a historical thriller by the author. Thriller as a genre often comprises the elements of suspense, mystery, uncertainty, anticipation to keep the reader hooked till the very last page. Historical fiction usually depicts historical figures in fictional scenarios, fictional figures in…

Book Review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

In her new book, The Marriage of Opposites; Alice Hoffman gives voice to one of the most obscure characters in the history. The book narrates the fictional childhood and life of Rachel Pissarro – the mother of Camille Pissarro, the founding member of the Impressionists. Fiercely independent and headstrong, Rachel Pissarro is the girl who…