Room

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Room is in no way related to David Fincher’s Panic Room starring Jodie Foster. Room is a completely different movie altogether and combines several genres all rolled into one: family drama plus psychological thriller plus crime. An independent movie directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Room went on to […]

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Spotlight

I have to admit I am a little late in watching this Oscar winning movie (Best Movie), but since movies like these don’t get a cinema release in Pakistan, I have to wait for the DVD to come out. So here are the top 5 reasons to watch Spotlight!   The Subject Matter Spotlight focuses on […]

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Finding Fanny

Finding Fanny is a road trip movie. There are quite a lot of road trip movies in Bollywood, but not all stand out. The ones that do stand out, stand out remarkably well (Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Piku and my favorite Highway!) Finding Fanny falls somewhere between a  good trip and a […]

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Inside Out (2015)

Pixar, the animation company from Disney, blew everyone away with their first movie Toy Story. There was no looking as their movies (and the shorts that preceded the main movie) took huge strides to new heights. There’ve been some very memorable movies (Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Up) but in the last few years, there seemed to […]

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Mah e Mir

The tagline for this movie is Embrace your Madness, and so it goes with every literary/ creative genius out there. Don’t they all seem to go a little cuckoo in their minds before achieving super stardom? The premise for this Pakistani movie is simple: A struggling poet, Jamal Ahmad, has an issue with the modern […]

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Siachen (The Play)

To the uninitiated, Siachen is a disputed and un-demarcated region located in the Karakoram mountain range. It was the sight of a battle between Pakistan and India, that began in 1984 until a ceasefire was declared in 2003. It’s famously known as the highest battleground on planet earth, at a height of 6000 metres (20,000 […]

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Fan (2016)

There are some amazing movies out there that leave you with an incredible experience. There are also some movies that average at best, which helps you pass your evening of boredom. There are other kinds of movies that are downright horrible, and you can only wonder what the makers were thinking. Then there are movies […]

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