Luc Besson’s “Lucy” Gets Lost in its Own Ideals

Lucy has sparks of brilliance that are unfortunately lost in a confusing mishmash of science-fiction and existential meandering. Raghav Modi elaborates… I must admit that I am a Luc Besson fan, and have been for more than a decade now. Not only has he directed some of the most...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015

The Visually Stunning “Interstellar” Fails to Reach the Heights of its Lofty Ambition

Despite a stellar cast and a consistently strong director, style outweighs substance in Christopher Nolan's post-apocalyptic adventure. Luke Ostler & Simon Evans investigate...

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Kick-Starts Franchise with Confidence

Rise of the Planet of the Apes kick-started a dead franchise by breathing new life into the epic apocalyptic story of how evolution is turned upside down and apes become controllers of the earth.

Bold & Ambitious, “Under The Skin” is an Unsettling, Thought-Provoking Experience

Director Jonathan Glazer's bold, ambitious and ambiguous experimental sci-fi horror sees Scarlett Johansson's seductive yet predatory alien-in-human-form trawl Glasgow's bleak streets seeking men to victimise...

“Divergent” Eclipses Its Young Adult Movie Contemporaries

Despite the abundance of young adult science-fiction in the movies today, Divergent easily eclipses the overrated Hunger Games and Twilight films as Luke Ostler and Simon Evans find out...

José Padilha’s Toothless “RoboCop” Lacks Bite of Original

José Padilha’s reboot of 1987's RoboCop fails to re-energise the character, its moral re-tuning bogging the film down in melodramatics and boardroom bickering...

Gravity Is Mind-Blowing; The Film Of The Year

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is a cinematic landmark featuring mind-blowing effects, smart use of 3D and a career best performance from Sandra Bullock.

“The Hunger Games” Enthralls As Kids Go To War

Director Gary Ross brings Suzanne Collins' book to the big screen with Hollywood starlet Jennifer Lawrence leading the line as a teen doing battle in The Hunger Games