Movie & TV Reviews

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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Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery

Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery Review: Fun and delightful, but lacking suspense.

Genre : Comedy; Mystery Director : Ficarra and Picone Platform : Netflix Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery transports us to Italy with its scorching sunny backdrop, miles and miles of arid fields and local delicacies. It successfully positions itself as small town mystery with a score consisting of violins and cello. Even the comic book inspired …

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Photocopier (2021)

Photocopier Review: An engrossing Indonesian mystery

Genre : Mystery Director : Wregas Bhanuteja Platform : Netflix Photocopier, an Indonesian mystery, absorbs our attention from its first act. The mystery aspect takes time to build, and at times switches off. It’s the authenticity of the characters and context that makes the movie relentless. The movie revolves around an Indonesian first-year college student, Suryani. …

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Squid Game

Squid Game Review: Charlie and the Chocolate factory meets The Platform

Genre : Horror; Thriller Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk Platform: Netflix Hundreds of people get killed in this series. It is a challenging task to create scenarios and characters which make us genuinely cry when they die. Squid Game understands its task and gives us a truly unsettling story. Premise Gi-Hung enters a highly secretive game to …

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