Love & Other Drugs : Projecting Your Insecurities

With Jake Gyllenhaal playing Jamie Randall and Anne Hathaway playing Maggi Murdock, talk about an attractive casting. In fact, for Jamie’s character, it is one feature that he is not only aware of, but also uses it to his advantage. He uses his charm and charisma to get his way, especially with the ladies evenContinue reading “Love & Other Drugs : Projecting Your Insecurities”

Hachi : A Dog’s Tale : Unfaltering Loyalty

Being a dog-lover, I must admit that on my first viewing of this film, I cried my eyes out. Not even in a silent crying way, but rather in a whole-body-shaking-bawling-with-tears-while-yelping kind of a way. Only a handful of movies have ever evoked such an extreme response from me. This Richard Gere film is anContinue reading “Hachi : A Dog’s Tale : Unfaltering Loyalty”

Ford v Ferrari : Enemy Within

Based on the true incidents concerning the famous rivalry between the Italian brand Ferrari and the American Ford, is largely an ego battle that transpires a great underdog story. However, from this movie, we learn the events that transpire in the shadows; the camaraderie that ensues between Carrol Shelby and Ken Miles, the father-son story,Continue reading “Ford v Ferrari : Enemy Within”

Before Midnight : A Question of Compatibility

The third instalment of the Before series is the most different out of the trilogy. For the first time, we see Celine and Jesse interacting with each other after actually having been together for a long time. It is not a story of them meeting one another or reconnecting after years, but of actually seeingContinue reading “Before Midnight : A Question of Compatibility”

Before Sunset : Retrospect

Following up to the highly unique and fantastic Before Sunrise that came out 9 years earlier, Before Sunset continues to follows the story of Jesse and Celine as they meet all this time later. The movie, just like its prequel, is shot in real-time format and is almost exclusively just the two strolling around whileContinue reading “Before Sunset : Retrospect”

The Half of It : Don’t Settle

It is very clear to see the movie inspirations that got us The Half of It. I am indeed talking about To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name and Forrest Gump. No, I do not think the combined result is greater than the sum of the individual parts,Continue reading “The Half of It : Don’t Settle”

Begin Again : Challenge Yourself

This musical came out in 2013 and all everyone knew about it was the song “Lost Stars”. Seven years down the line and I am still a little pissed that they gave the best song in the movie to Dave even though the film is about Gretta and Dan. But that’s just a bitter pillContinue reading “Begin Again : Challenge Yourself”

Marriage Story : Conscious Uncoupling

Marriage Story is a love story about divorce. It is a movie which shows us that no single person is completely faultless. The film picks no sides. Not really, anyways. It just shows us circumstances that can result into things becoming ugly. It shows us how the system is ugly. A notable quote from theContinue reading “Marriage Story : Conscious Uncoupling”

Good Will Hunting : Challenging Yourself

The film that catapulted Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to fame, Good Will Hunting was not only starred in by the young duo, but also written by them when they were just in their twenties. Affleck, just twenty five at the time, was the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay.Continue reading “Good Will Hunting : Challenging Yourself”

Dead Poets Society : Carpe Diem

Neil, Charlie, Knox and Steve, among others, are the boys attending Welton Academy, the boarding school with a legacy of having more than three-fourths of their students attending Ivy League Colleges post graduation. The school has four pillars – Tradition, Honour, Discipline and Excellence, which it holds in the highest regard and considers its pride.Continue reading “Dead Poets Society : Carpe Diem”