Wonder : Investing in People

As big of a fan as I was of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I was eagerly waiting to watch Wonder ever since the trailer released. So when Netflix notified me that Wonder was coming to Netflix on 1st October, I knew I had to get right to it. Coming back to The PerksContinue reading “Wonder : Investing in People”

Jab We Met (When We Met) – Love Yourself

Jab We Met is the Bollywood film that came out in 2007 and became an instant favourite for all Bollywood fans. The movie had all the right components to make itself a blockbuster – the right casting, good songs, feel-good element, good plot and strong character development. The script was written and directed by ImtiazContinue reading “Jab We Met (When We Met) – Love Yourself”

Blue Valentine : Time & Us

Around the middle of the story, we are introduced to this one question – How do you trust your feelings when they just disappear like that? This is the key question that addresses the plot and characters of the film. Dean, played by the ever astonishing and brilliant Ryan Gosling, is a child of divorce,Continue reading “Blue Valentine : Time & Us”

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows : Love & Sacrifice

We are into the last part of the Harry Potter series. All the movies prior have built up to this finale. The characters have been introduced and developed and it’s time to finally find out where their fates lie. We have Harry bid goodbye to his Muggle house, to his first room in the cupboardContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows : Love & Sacrifice”

Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince : Uncovering the Truth

Upon initial viewing, The Half Blood Prince was my favourite out of the franchise, with the possible exception of The Deathly Hallows Part II, which is up for competition only because of the Prince’s Tale montage. Of course I still love the film and even the yellow tinge that David Yates lent to the filmContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince : Uncovering the Truth”

Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix : Stronger Together

The longest book of the series was adapted into the shortest screenplay of all the films in the franchise. This was done by cleverly selecting the most relevant plot points from the books and making a perfectly paced film which turned out to be one of the best in the series. And yes, we shallContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix : Stronger Together”

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire : Karma

The fourth instalment to the Harry Potter franchise may be most notable for the tri-wizard tournament and the Yule Ball, but has the most significance in the larger picture for being the part where Voldemort comes back to life. It is easy to get caught up in the easy and exciting world of the contestContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire : Karma”

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban : Happiness Despite Fear

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. J.K. Rowling via albus dumbledore In an interview, Rowling had mentioned how Prisoner of Azkaban came from some of her darkest experiences and emotions. The dementors, creatures who suck out your soul, are her representation ofContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban : Happiness Despite Fear”

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets : Deceptive Differences

The second instalment to the franchise is infamous for being one of the least liked films in the series. It was also the last one to be directed by Chris Columbus. Like every other Harry Potter story, JK Rowling did an amazing job preparing kids about the harsh realities of life whilst still emphasising onContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets : Deceptive Differences”

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone : Feeling of Home

Last day of July will forever remind me of Harry Potter, since that is the day he not only celebrates his birthday, but it was also the exact date when Hagrid told him the famous words – Yer a wizard, Harry. In the introduction of the film, Minerva McGonagall tells Albus Dumbeldore “This boy willContinue reading “Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone : Feeling of Home”