But it’s not just its allergy to lighting that makes The Outsider difficult to follow. It’s that Bateman and some of the directors who follow him (including fellow Ozark vet Adam Bernstein, Karyn Kusama, and Igor Martinovic) often choose the most confounding framing possible for moments set in brighter hours. Certain events are shot from several rooms away, or across the street. We can often be a minute or more into a scene before it’s clear where it’s taking place and who’s in it. Occasionally, the show’s various tics all come together for one particularly inexplicable moment. A significant character dies early on, and I only realized it near the start of the following episode when someone went to pick out their coffin, because the scene where that person suffers a fatal heart attack (or a stroke? an aneurysm? a ruptured appendix?) is filmed through a doorway late at night. … [Read more...] about ‘The Outsider’ Review: A Stephen King Thriller Goes Lights Out
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Developed by The Office veteran Lee Eisenberg alongside Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (the husband-and-wife writing team behind The Big Sick), Little America arrives at a moment when our own government is waging war against immigrants, literally putting children in cages for the sin of their families trying to escape difficult and often dangerous lives elsewhere. It is a series that tells a collection of short stories about immigrants — some undocumented, some not, all of them inspired by real people — accepting the invitation emblazoned on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, about the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. … [Read more...] about ‘Little America’ Review: Exiles on Main Street
In a nutshell, Irrfan Khan's Blackmail is a roller-coaster with its own set of ups and downs. A song in the film goes like 'Bewafa Beauty, Haaye, Ishq Mein Cheating Kar Gayi! But director Abhinay Deo stays true to his words and delivers a film that's high on quirky quotient and almost ticks off most of the check-boxes barring a few. If you are looking out for some quirky black comedy, then Blackmail is your comfort food. … [Read more...] about Blackmail Review: Irrfan Khan’s Enjoyable Act Will Make You Say ‘Game On, Baby’!
Nunn and her team also understandably want to do more with Jean, given how wickedly charming Gillian Anderson is in the role. (Few actors on television are capable of making me laugh harder than she does with her dryly amused reading of lines like, “Is the bike in question your vagina?”) Jean takes more of an active interest in Otis and his classmates this year, which brings the benefit of more Anderson as a whole, as well as her interacting with a wider swath of this big ensemble. But her increased prominence in her son’s life is another thing putting a damper on the sex clinic. Periodically, that business comes back to the forefront, and Otis will attempt to offer counsel on topics like asexuality, dirty talk, and anal douching. He’s not always as useful as he was last year, but there’s still a specificity to the clinic scenes that’s frequently lacking from all the romantic entanglements. … [Read more...] about ‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Review: More Forbidden Fruit, A Little Less Sweet
Since then, the king of Valluvanadu sends suicide warriors (called Chaaverukas) every year to the festival to kill Samuthiri. One among them is Chandroth Valiya Panicker (Mammootty) and his chaaveruka. Post a thrilling action sequence, the movie jumps 25 years and the Valluvanadu families are running out of men; Chandroth Panicker (Unni Mukundan) and Chandroth Chanthunni (Achuthan) set out to overthrow the Zamorins and reclaim the lost honour of the Valluvanadu people. … [Read more...] about Mamangam (Hindi) Movie Review: Mammootty’s Film Is A Brave Attempt To Recreate Page From History