Movie & TV Reviews

Monica O My Darling

Monica O My Darling Review – A fun retro styled Bollywood mystery with genuine characters.

Director : Vasan Bala Platform : Netflix The title – Monica O My Darling – comes from a famous Bollywood song released in the 1970s. Inspired by the song, the movie has a retro look with a background score heavily influenced from the same period. Monica O My Darling lies somewhere between a dark comedy …

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X (2022)

X (2022) Review: Summery, vintage slasher for character-driven horror consumers

Director : Ti West Platform : Amazon Prime I am constantly searching for good slasher movies. Lately, I have seen a couple of them, but they were far from good. They were mediocre. And the main issue with most mediocre slashers is not the kills (it rarely has been the kills). But the problem is …

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Old People 2022

Old People Review: Creepy elderly villains can’t save this movie from its inconsistent pacing

Director : Andy Fetscher Platform : Netflix Death, ageing and old age can become a horror element in itself. This is what the new German movie ‘Old People’ serves us with. But this novel concept suffers from inconsistent pacing and it feels like the movie is going on endlessly without any progress. In the movie …

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Orphan First Kill

Orphan First Kill Review: A sensible prequel which keeps intact the essence of the original movie

Director : William Brent Bell Platform : BookMyShow Orphan: First Kill shows us the origin story of the killer, Ester, with a plot involving more brutal murders and more challenges for the invincible Ester. This prequel easily outshines the 2009 twisted psychological horror original and sets a standard for how a prequel should be made. …

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Nope 2022

Nope Review: Clever plot and visually stunning, this Jordan Peele movie lacks in horror.

Director : Jordan Peele Platform : In theatre It took me a while to process this highly anticipated horror movie of 2022 – Nope. As I came out of the theatre, I was sure it didn’t meet my expectations. Still, the movie had its fair share of noteworthy eerie moments.  Though his previous works – …

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The Final Girls 2015

Watching The Final Girls (2015) for the first time – A spoiler free reaction

This post is about me reacting to The Final Girls. I talk about how I came across the movie in the first place, what did I like/dislike and how its (kinda) similar to Stranger Things. Grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and enjoy! Disclaimer: There are no spoilers in this discussion, so be tension …

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The Wilds Season 2

The Wilds Season 2 Review: An overambitious season, which initially doesn’t click but eventually comes back on track.

Genre : Survival Drama Director : Multiple Directors Platform : Amazon Prime The Wilds Season 2 takes a detour from its original Season-1-character-heavy screenplay to a multiple storylines format. The initial episodes of this season look messy, superficial and repetitive unlike its previous part. But as soon as we hit episode 4 the events are …

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The Babysitter 2017

The Babysitter Review: Unable to retain the magic it created in the first act.

Fifteen minutes in, The Babysitter was going to be my favourite. Alas, after completing it, it isn’t. The Babysitter possesses all the traits that makes a slasher noteworthy. Villain who is a satanic cult leader, a vulnerable protagonist scared of almost everything, additional cult members to escalate kill count and presumably a secluded vicinity. Despite …

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One of us is lying Season 1

One of Us is Lying Review: An undeniably enjoyable High school murder mystery

Genre : Drama; Mystery Director : Multiple Directors Platform : Netflix One of Us is Lying fulfils all our high school murder mystery cravings. With a fascinating central mystery and characters full of deceit, the show is able to make a mark and easily becomes one of my favourite shows of the year. One of Us …

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 Review: A mishandled sequel

Genre : Horror Director : David Blue Garcia Platform : Netflix Texas Chainsaw massacre is not meant for the faint-hearted. It has killing sequences which might make you look away from the screen and urge you to mute your laptop. While it succeeds in the gore factor, it stumbles and it isn’t able to handle the …

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