Sully: 2016

How do you feel when you board an aircraft? That sudden shake in the middle of nowhere and at such an altitude might not frighten everyone but it certainly does to me. I also know the fact that air turbulence doesn’t cause any harm but who could tell for sure if the flight attendants are…

The Night of: Season 1

What best could be done for a Pakistani-American in an era where every muslim is linked and treated to be a suicide bomber? Nothing much really. The only way that could possibly pamper both the sides, one being American and the other a Pakistani, is a condition of a perfect deadlock. A situation that we…

Suicide Squad: 2016

Let’s set some things straight first, Suicide Squad is a very bad movie. The script and its direction only makes it worse. Warner Bros. and the D.C. comics will have to come up with some decent writers and directors now. Their last two movies are just disasters. The only thing that could possibly save them…

The Man Who Knew Infinity: 2015

What good a friendly relation such as one between a gnostic theist and a gnostic atheist would yield? Robert Kanigel had written about it in 1991. The movie explores the same idea and is an adaption of Mr. Kanigel’s writing. The story is about the mathematics genius from India, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendly collaborations…

Jason Bourne: 2016

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass had an informal agreement that Matt will only reprise as a protagonist if Paul comes back as a director for the Bourne franchise. I got thrilled to hear that as I am the fan of their much acclaimed deliverables, Green Zone and The Bourne Ultimatum. I know one could only…

Narcos: Season 1, 2015

Netflix is gaining viewership across the borders and with my Silver OS widget for firefox, I can too take that advantage. Narcos is a Netflix original series about a country so deeply entrenched under the terror of Don Pablo Escobar that it is almost possible to ignore the landscape around such a beautiful country. A…

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition): 2016

Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) should have been released in the theatres. It would have survived the grunt and the agony of the critics. This edition finally sets the tone for the Justice League. Each character received a good length of screen space. Not only Batman (Bruce Wayne from Gotham played by…

Eye in the Sky: 2016

I have this habit of watching news while writing a piece. This works as a connector to the outside world and I do not feel alone at all. In July 2010, I was doing the usual when I saw a news pop-up on Google that a bomb exploded in the city of Kampala (Uganda). A…

Udta Punjab: 2016

I remember ‘Sarson Da Saag’ and ‘Makke Di Roti’ whenever the word Punjab comes to my mind. Indian cinema had always had this obsession to paint a live and happy picture of the state. We have this beautiful understanding that the people of Punjab are all friendly and will laugh with you on almost everything….

Daredevil: Season 1 and 2

Do you think it is an added advantage being a catholic? I might agree to the notion but you may wonder what’s the connection here. Consider yourself lucky if you needed a shrink, and chose to only visit the priest instead. Imagine the amount of money you would be saving for yourself. Food for thought,…

Spotlight (2015)

Oscar fever is only few days away and the three movies which could possibly break the barriers are The Big Short, The Revenant, and The Martian. Although, there’s a possibility that Leonardo DiCaprio could win for the best lead actor but Matt Damon for The Martian is all in for the big fight. And Mark…

The Big Short (2015)

What would you call an investment bank when it decides to go all bearish instead of going bullish? I would rather call it their survival tactic especially during the beginning of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. J. C. Chandor brought the same flavor in 2011 with his film, Margin Call. In 2015, Adam Mckay…