Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” serves as the director’s love letter to his hometown. But the film presents a revisionist history, and it isn’t without controversy.
According to Yahoo Movies, less than 24% of major studio movies were original films in 2014, as compared to the 38% in 2004. More recently, the only original movie in the top 10 highest domestic grossing movies of 2019 list is Jordan Peele’s “Us.”
Even 39 years after its first release, K. Vishwanath’s Telugu film ‘Sankarabharanam’ still stands the test of time as one of the greatest path-breaking films ever made in Indian cinema.
Staying true to its brand, Pixar has produced another tear-jerking film in “Toy Story 4.” At the start of the movie, we learn that Woody is no longer the favorite toy, Bonnie having left him to gather dust in her closet.
“Yesterday” is remarkable in its representation of an Indian man as the lead of a comedy movie, breaking the stereotype of the nerdy and socially unaware Indian tech worker.
Here is a film that doesn’t create caricatures of Asians or focus solely on a small fraction of the Asian population. Instead, “Always Be My Maybe” portrays the daily life of the average Asian American.
For people who have been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the past few years, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is a welcome break from the doom and gloom of the latest Avengers films.
For a film so concerned with change and the passage of time, “Ash is Purest White” feels remarkably slow. Scenes linger. The commotion of a city scrolls by in sluggish, wide shots. Conversations stretch on in long, unedited takes. But pictures don’t get selected to compete for Cannes’ vaunted Palme d’Or by playing things by…