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Romantic Drama

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Telugu Reviews, Volume 4: ‘Fidaa’ (2017), ‘Majili’ (2019), & ‘Love Story’ (2021)

Directed by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Produced by: Dil Raju, Shirish [1], Sahu Garapati, Harish Peddi [2], Narayan Das K Narang, Puskar Ram Mohan Rao [3] Screenplay by: Sekhar Kammula [1, 3], Shiva Nirvana [2] || Starring: Varun Tej [1], Sai Pallavi, Naiga Chaitanya [1, 3] Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik [2] … Continue reading

Mike Flanagan’s Modern Gothic: ‘The Haunting of… Hill House’ (2018) & ‘… Bly Manor’ (2020)

Created by: Mike Flanagan || Written by: Mike Flanagan, Rebecca Klingel [1, 2], Meredith Averill, Jeff Howard, Charise Castro Smith, Scott Kosar, Liz Phang [1], Henry James, Diane Ademu-John, Julia Bicknell, Michael Clarkson, Paul Clarkson, James Flanagan, Leah Fong, Angela LeManna, Laurie Penny [2] Directed by: Mike Flanagan1, 2, CiarĂ¡n Foy, Liam Gavin, Ben Howling, … Continue reading

How the Other Half Lives… ‘Edge of Seventeen’ (2016) & ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ (2018)

Directed by: Susan Johnson [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Produced by: Brian Robbins, James Lassiter, Will Smith [Boys], James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai [Seventeen] Screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez [Boys], Kelly Fremon Craig [Seventeen] || Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor [Boys], Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick … Continue reading

‘The Shape of Water’ (2017): Guillermo del Toro Gets Romantic

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor || Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith, Nick Searcy, David Hewlett Music by: Alexandre Desplat || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen || Edited by: Sidney Wolinksy … Continue reading

‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ (1959): The Most Insufferable Drama Ever

Directed by: Alain Resnais || Produced by: Samy Halfon, Anatole Dauman Screenplay by: Marguerite Duras || Starring: Emmanuele Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud Music by: Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco || Cinematography: Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny || Edited by: Jasmine Chasney, Henri Colpi, Anne Sarraute || Country: France, Japan || Language: French, Japanese, English … Continue reading

‘La La Land’ (2016): A Smooth yet Forgettable Hollywood Musical

Directed by: Damien Chazelle || Produced by: Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt Screenplay by: Damien Chazelle || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J. K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Tom Everett Scott Music by: Justin Hurwitz || Cinematography: Linus Sandgren || Edited by: Tom Cross || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (2016): I (kind of) Enjoy a Movie by Karan Johar?

Directed by: Karan Johar || Produced by: Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar Screenplay by: Karan Johar, Niranjan Iyngar || Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Fawad Khan, Lisa Haydon, Imran Abbas, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan Music by: Pritam || Cinematography: Anil Mehta || Edited by: Manik Dawar || Country: India … Continue reading

‘Back to the Future’ (1985): A Near Flawless Science-Fiction Comedy

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis || Produced by: Bob Gale, Neil Canton Screenplay by: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale || Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, James Tolkan, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber Music by: Alan Silvestri || Cinematography: Dean Cundey || Edited by: Arthur Schmidt, Harry Keramidas … Continue reading

‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015): Sanjay Bhansali Returns to Form

Directed by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali || Produced by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kishore Lulla Screenplay by: Prakash Kapadia || Starring: Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Tanvi Asmi, Vaibbhav Tatwawdi, Milind Soman Music by: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shreyas Puranik, Sanchit Balhara || Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee || Edited by: Rajesh G. Pandey || Country: India || Language: … Continue reading

‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015): Salman Khan Tones It Down

Directed by: Sooraj R. Barjatya || Produced by: Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya Screenplay by: Sooraj R. Barjatya || Starring: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher, Armaan Kohli, Swara Bhaskar, Aashika Bhatia, Deepraj Rana, Deepak Dobriyal, Samaira Rao, Sanjay Mishra Music by: Sanjoy Chowdhury, Himesh Reshammiya || Cinematography by: … Continue reading