Monthly Archives February 2018

Oscar Predictions

90th Oscar Awards

90th Oscar Awards

** (Blue: 1st Choice / Green: 2nd Choice) **

BEST PICTURE
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk
Jordan Peele for Get Out

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out
Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

BEST ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand for Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie for I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Meryl Streep for The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACT...

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Review: Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 94 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-MAR-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating:3.75 on 5

Plot:
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Overall Review:
Coming of age films are a risky business for film makers. There are so many but the really outstanding ones are few and far between. Multi-talented Greta Gerwig steps behind the camera for the first time as a director, dips her toe in the whirlpool and gets it right first time with ‘Lady Bird’. The film has been nominated for five Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Film is about Life, Love and Finding your Way...

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Review: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

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SKTKS

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 138 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on5

Plot:
Titu is going to marry a perfect woman named Sweety. Titu’s best-friend Sonu doubts Sweety’s character and tries to break the marriage while Sweety tries to do opposite and which leads to war between Bromance and Romace.

Overall Review:
Tongue-twister ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ is directed by Luv Ranjan who gave us surprise hit PYAAR KA PUNCHNAMA in 2011. The filmmaker is back with yet another film with his favourites: Kartik Aaryan, Sunny Singh and Nushrat Bharucha. The film is a fresh concept of bromance vs romance & director manage it to execute it without any cliche...

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Review: Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 23-FEB-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2 on 5

Plot:
Welcome to New York is a comedy film, in which Hero (Diljit Dosanjh), a sloppy recovery agent, and Jeenal Patel (Sonakshi Sinha), a fashion designer, become part of a big Bollywood event in New York – and chaos ensues.

Overall Review:
‘Welcome To New York’, directed by: Chakri Toleti, stars Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh and Rana Daggubati. Film has been piquing fans’ interest ever since it was lunahced. The film centers around a popular award show held abroad...

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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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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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