It is getting colder day by day. The dawn of winter and lot of spare time means more movies.
Wazir (2016): a Bollywood movie with the lead of Amitabh Bachchan and my favorite Farhan Akhtar. Mr. Husband strongly believes there is a strong resemblance between him and the multi-talented singer. It is a good movie as far as plot concerns. Two men who lost loving daughters come together, unite and fight. The first half is swift, second half drags a while. Bollywood drama and loud background score are accepted.
Carol (2015): An adaptation of a novel The Price of Salt (also known as Carol) by Patricia Highsmith won six nominations in Academy Awards. It is a powerful love story between two women, who are class and age apart, glued to love. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara plays unhappiness poetically. After watching, Blue Jasmine I thought this is Cate Blanchett’s best performance. It proves me wrong. And last, it brings 1950s New York to life.
2 Days in Paris (2007) & 2 Days in New York (2012): completely taken by Before Trilogy series, I thought let’s watch more from Julie Delpy. You meet average movies. If you love dialogues, these both are your catch.
Sarah’s Key (2010): a French movie based on the novel of the same title by Tatiana de Rosnay. It is one of the strongest movies I have seen recently, May be I am watching too many let downs. The holocaust always makes me curious what sort of age it was, what exactly made subservient obedient masses. It has two narrative one in past where Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, an infamous raid of Nazis to arrest Jews in Paris and one in the present where a journalist investigates a story and get along with her pregnancy and failing marriage. This is a survival story and end disappointed me a bit. (no spoiler ahead)
The Young Victoria (2009): Takes you into the not so public life of young Queen of England. The costumes are fantastic and few scenes. Emily Blunt weighs movie gracefully, rest is dull.
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991): Review begins and ends in a sentence. Julia Roberts and nothing else.
The Jungle Book (2016): Last night we had a spontaneous plan. It is based on Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories of the same name. striking visual effects, simple plot and amusing dialogues. It is dreamy, creative and picaresque. And it brings nostalgia. Jungle book filled Sunday mornings with childish joy and excitement and it does not fail even today.