Troy Ribeiro

The Joker, 1917, Ford vs Ferrari and more: Top Hollywood releases until the end of 2019

Looking ahead at the festival season, there are nearly 62 major films expected to release before the year ends.

28 Jul 2019

Hollywood review: Ocean's 8 - All-female lead fails to elevate heist thriller

The film lacks freshness, the chutzpah or the impressive spectacle and the effectiveness of the heist carried out in the previous films.

22 Jun 2018

Ittefaq: A formulaic whodunit sans intrigue

The manner in which the investigation progresses is mundane and fails to engage

03 Nov 2017

Rukh: Riveting with fine performances

Set in a melancholic tone, Rukh excels as a fine example of a neo-realism film. It subtly captures the time and the current political scenario with flourish.

26 Oct 2017

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz: Quirky and entertaining

Film: Babumoshai Bandookbaaz; Director: Kushan Nandy; Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag, Shradha Das, Divya Dutta, Murali Sharma, Sanjay Inamdar and Bhagwan Tiwari

25 Aug 2017

Behen Hogi Teri: A small-town peeve

With no much mush, Director Ajay Pannalal in his maiden directorial venture delivers an understated romantic comedy with aplomb. It is a typical keep-under-wraps, infatuation turned romance film.

10 Jun 2017

Raabta: Fails to entertain or connect

With badly etched, one-dimensional characters, Raabta is portrayed as an epic love story with reincarnation et al.

10 Jun 2017

A Death in the Gunj- Layered and skilfully crafted

Set in the late 1970s, in the small hilly town of McCluskieganj in the erstwhile state of Bihar, as the title suggests, is about a death that occurs at this place.

02 Jun 2017

Wonder Woman- Relatable and convincing 

In a time when superheroes in their cinematic universe are packed in dim, edgy and action-packed turmoil, Wonder Woman -with her totally emotionally charged avatar, is a pleasant surprise.

02 Jun 2017

Hindi Medium : Winning combo of performances and writing

The script is taut and packed with a combination of light and serious notes

18 May 2017

Meri Pyaari Bindu : Frothy and engaging

Like any other pulp fiction, Meri Pyaari Bindu is a light-hearted fluff, racy and engaging

12 May 2017

Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has lost the sheen

The sequel has scenes from part one and other Marvel Universe films

04 May 2017