Monthly Archives January 2018

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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Movie Review: The Post

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Duration: 115 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 12-JAN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5

Plot:
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

Overall Review:
“The Post” tells the story of the Pentagon Papers, choosing to focus on two key players in the unfolding battle between the free press and a White House that struggled to keep the secrets of how our government handled the Vietnam War under wraps. The film crackles with life and energy. Spielberg’s direction is unquestionably polished and the production handsome as the exposition plays out. It’s a superb drama about journalism...

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Review: Downsizing

Downsizing

Downsizing

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 135
Language: English
India Release Date: 12-JAN-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5

Plot:
A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Overall Review:
Director Alexander Payne (Previous work: The Descendants, Sideways, Nebraska) shows the concept of downsizing: As human consumption has essentially destroyed our planet, a group of scientists determines that the only way to reverse the trajectory of time is to minimize not only the waste of our species but our actual size. Think about how much less damage we would do to the planet if we were only a fraction of the size we are now...

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