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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: 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: 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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Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Duration: 106 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 21-JUL-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.25/5 (A Glorious Breathtaking Cinematic Triumph)

Plot:
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Overall Review:
Directed and written by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, Memento), DUNKIRK, being his first war/historical film, tells the story of one of the key events in World War II where 400,000 Allied soldiers were surrounded by Nazi German army on the titular beach in France...

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Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Genre: Action, Crime, Music
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (Vehicular Musical Getaway)

Plot:
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Overall Review:
After departure from Marvel Studios ‘Ant-Man’, Edgar Wright pulls back with his latest action-packed production “Baby Driver” that tells the story of a getaway driver named “Baby”. The plot of the film is pretty straight forward, a direct homage to a specific genre of film, in this case, the heist movie. Film ticks from the opening scene itself; first car chase that sets the pace beautifully...

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Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Duration: 119 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4/5 (Fresh, Funny & Heart-Warming ROM-COM)

Plot:
A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

Overall Review:
Terry: “I’ve always wanted to discuss 9/11 with a Muslim.
Kumail: “9/11 was a tragedy. (Long pause) We lost 19 good guys.”

This is just a single gem among the zippy one-liners that appear in “The Big Sick,” a gag that Terry for a moment thinks is the Pakistani-American’s true feeling.

“The Big Sick” directed by Michael Showalter is engaging and thoughtful romantic comedy film based on a real life story of Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife Emily Gardner...

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