Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

TBOEM

TBOEM

Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5

Plot:
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Overall Review:
Directed by Martin McDonagh (Known for In Bruges), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is darker than his previous films. Anger and reconciliation are the themes of this hard-hitting drama. Film is rich in detail yet simple in concept and is gripping from start to end. A plot is uncommon, mysterious, intriguing and so unpredictable that it will keep you guessing and make you feel good investment for its entire running time...

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Review: Aiyaary

Aiyaary

Aiyaary

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Duration: 160 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 16-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.75 on 5

Plot:
Two officers with patriotic hearts suddenly have a fallout. The mentor, Colonel Abhay Singh has complete faith in the country’s system while protégé Major Jai Bakshi thinks differently due to a recent stint in surveillance.

Overall Review:
‘Aiyaary’, a Bollywood thriller, directed by Neeraj Pandey, stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles supported by others in pivotal roles. Based on the true story of a mentor and student duo, Aiyaary tells the tale of two strong-minded Army officers, who face clashes owing to the different in opinion...

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Review: Black Panther

Black Panther

Black Panther

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 134 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 on 5

Plot:
T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Overall Review:
Black Panther, 1st Black Super Hero from Marvel Cinematic Univers (MCU) is directed by Ryan Coogler of Creed and Fruitvale Station fame. Film picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which introduced audiences to T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the new king of Wakanda...

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Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 123 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Overall Review:
Inspired by 1954’s The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Shape of Water is directed by World class film artis and Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and has joined the league of Gravity, Birdman and The Revenant. This is a grown-up film with violence, sex, and danger. It’s a perfect fairy tale in the lines of Beauty and The Beast & ET. It’s hard to come away from this film and not believe that, in his heart, writer/director del Toro is a romantic...

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Review: PAD MAN

Padman

Padman

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 140 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 08-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:
Upon realizing the extent to which women are affected by their menses, a man sets out to create a sanitary pad machine and to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to the women of rural India.

Overall Review:
Directed by R. Blaki, Pad Man is is the biopic of a real-life hero Arunachalam Muruganantham who made a pad-making machine for women to provide them low-cost sanitary napkins. Through Padman, R Balki tells the real life inspiring story of Arunachalam Muruganantham (played by Akshay Kumar), a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, who invented low cost sanitary napkins in India, despite the massive opposition and humiliation he was subjected to...

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Review: Boy and The World

Boy and The World

Boy and The World

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Duration: 80 minutes
Language: NA
India Release Date: 09-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5

Plot:
A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Overall Review:
Boy and the World is a Brazilian animated adventure directed by Alê Abreu. The film’s about a young boy searching for his father who has gone to the city in search of work, but the combination of sweet and simple imagery coupled with jaunty music and depth of imagination makes for a pretty powerful message. With virtually no dialogue(s), ‘Boy and The World’ is one of the most prettiest and thoughtful animated features ever made. The film relies on it’s distinctive animation style to tell the story...

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Review: Maze Runner – The Death Cure

Maze Runner 3

Maze Runner 3

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 141 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5

Plot:Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Overall Review:
Wes Bell, director of “The Maze Runner” and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, returns once again for “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”. The third, and final, installment in the series stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario as main leads.  The film begins with a high-energy and exciting train heist as Thomas and company attempt to rescue Minho & therefore promises the audience an exhilarating 143 minutes ahead...

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Review: Vodka Diaries

Vodka Diaries

Vodka Diaries

Genre: Thriller
Duration: 117 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 19-JAN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
In the misty town of Manali, ACP Ashwini Dixit attempts to solve a series of mysterious murders happening in a single night, which might be connected to the night club, Vodka Diaries.

Overall Review:
Debutant director Kushal Srivastava’s Vodka Diaries is poorly made remake of a much popular Hollywood flick – Shutter Island. The story is set in the freezing climes of Manali where dead bodies start piling up at a local hotel named Vodka Diaries. While a cop, (Kay Kay Menon) is trying to zero in on the murderer, his wife (Mandira Bedi) disappears...

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Review: 12 Strong

12 Strong

12 Strong

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Duration: 131 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-JAN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5

Plot:
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Overall Review:
12 Strong, based on the true story of the first team of American soldiers to enter the rocky terrain of Afghanistan in October of 2001 is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Debutant Nicolai Fuglsig. This film is based on the book Horse Soldiers. Danish director come photo-journalist Fulsig lends some welcome grit to the film’s many battle scenes. 12 Strong is one of the first and most unequivocal victories of the U.S...

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Review: Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 125 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 19-JAN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Overall Review:
Eleven Years after Atonement, director Joe Wright is returning once again with the turbulent time period to bring another piece of serious and historic drama to our cinemas. Gary Oldman delivers a blistering portrayal of Winston Churchill, the newly elected Conservative Prime Minister who is thrust headlong into political crisis...

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