Monthly Archives May 2020

Review: BETAAL

Betaal

Betaal

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Episodes: 04
Language: Hindi
Online Release Date: 24-MAY-2020
Platform: Netflix
Age Suitability: 18+
PDF / WMR Rating: 4 on 5

About the Series:
Betaal – first zombie horror show of India is produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies and helmed by the show-runner: Patrick Graham (Writer and Director). This Zombie Horror Drama centres around Indian folklore, draws inspiration from the Vikram-Betaal legend and focuses on an undead army comprising zombie redcoats. The 4-Episodic series starts off well with its first episode itself. The episode becomes extremely interesting when the army reaches the tunnel and peculiar things starts occurring. The gripping battle in the show is masterfully built by Graham and his team with each episode progressing...

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Review: White Lines

White Lines

White Lines

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Episodes: 10
Language: English
Online Release Date: 15-MAY-2020
Platform: Netflix
Age Suitability: 18+
WMR / PDF Rating: 3.5 on 5

Series, Performance & Technical:
A bilingual thriller is created by Alex Pina (creator of Money Heist) and helmed by three directors: Nick Hamm, Luis Prieto & Ashley Way. This anglo-spanish thriller is all about a woman trying to solve the murder of her famous DJ brother, which occurred 20 years prior in the sun-soaked island of Ibiza, a young party destination. White Lines is little complicated, juggling between two distinct timelines (90’s and today) along with plenty of flashbacks and some straight-to-camera narration. It is the tenuous storytelling that makes the series lose its brownie points...

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Review: Dangerous Lies

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Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Language: English
Online Release Date: 30-APR-2020
Platform: Netflix
PDF & WMR Rating: 2.5 on 5

About the Film – Performances and Technical Review:
New Netflix thriller, Dangerous Lies (a.k.a Windfall), is directed by Michael M. Scott and stars Camila Mendes (of Riverdale fame). This classic 90-minute thriller focuses on a a broke caregiver who unexpectedly inherits her patient’s estate, but dark secrets swirl around her newfound wealth, tangling her in deceit and danger. Camila Mendes delivers an empathetic and layered performance as Katie. Supporting cast includes: Jessie T. Usher, Cam Gigandet and the wonderful face of Jamie Chung...

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Review: Mrs Serial Killer

Mrs. Serial Killer

Mrs. Serial Killer

Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Runtime: 106 Minutes
Language: Hindi
Online Release Date: 01-MAY-2020
Platform: Netflix
PDF & WMR Rating: 1.5 on 5

About the Film – Performances and Technical Review:
Set in Uttarakhand, Mrs. Serial Killer, directed by Shirish Kunder is a thriller with no thrills. Movie follows the story of a doting wife who must find a way to absolve her husband of serial killing charges. Film starts Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpayee, Mohit Rana and debutant Zayn Marie Khan in the main roles. Jacqueline is a misfit and underperforms – She tries hard to deliver the best but fails miserably. She couldn’t bring the crazy to the table which was required of the character. Debutante Zayn Marie Khan was lost and clueless in what she was supposed to do...

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