#Birdman #EnglishHollywoodFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * * *1/2

#Birdman #EnglishHollywoodFilmMovieReview #JohnsonThomas #Rating: * * *1/2

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#Hawaizaada(Hindi) Rating: * * Farcical ‘flight’ of fancy, a historical period(1800’s) drama/fantasy in retro-fitted plumes, with overdone, frivolous and inappropriate ‘Barfi’ like songs, soundtrack and ‘Chaplinesque’ treatment and a runtime that stretches far beyond the bearable. Cluttered Production Design and weird styling gives the impression that the film is peddling an antique store filled with items of indiscriminate periodicity.  There’s also little evidence of any science behind this ‘flight’ to nowhere! #AyushmanKhurana #PallaviSharda #MithunChakravarthy #RelianceEntertainment #TrilogicDigitalMediaLtd #FilmFarmers #VibhuVirendraPuri #VishalGurmani  #SpicePR
#Rahasya(Hindi) Rating: * * ½   A murder mystery/crime thriller fashioned around the Arushi murder case-but transported to a Mumbai setting. It’s a whodunit that wanders way beyond the plausible. Far too many red-herrings and all-too convenient assumptions, act as spoilers. With zero tension there’s not much of an experience to be had here. And the stereotypical behavior exhibited by the cops and CBI investigator puts paid to any expectations of realism per se! Really, there’s no secret worth unraveling here. #Viacom18MotionPictures #UVIFilmProductions #AshishVidyarthi #TiscaChopra #ManishGupta #KayKayMenon #AshwiniKalsekar #RaindropPR #MonicaVimalMaluka

#ChalGuruHoJaaShuru(Hindi) Rating: * It’s about Godmen running amok and then getting a taste of their own medicine. Absolutely inane and unbearable. There’s really no chance that you will get a rise out of this one. #HimanshuPR #DwaparPR #ManojSharma #HemantPandey #TikkuTalsania #BrijendraKala #ManishTewari #VrajeshHirjee
#Khamoshiyan(Hindi) Rating: * * A manipulative seductress aiming to capture the soul of men, the story appears to be something that came out of those shabby sex novellas and the treatment is equally ritualistic and voyeuristic. A concerted advertorial campaign can do little to raise this unexciting attempt to arouse mass carnality- to the level of intellectual satisfaction or worth  #VikramBhatt #MukeshBhatt #MahashBhatt #GurmeetChoudhary #AliFazal #VisheshFilms #FoxStarStudios #KaranDarra #SapnaPabbi #MukeshBhatt #FoxStarStudios

#SeventhSon(English/3D) Rating: * * ½ Splendorous action can only make this passé fare just a little likeable. The 3D effects and depth make the CGI animatronics exciting enough but the mythical legend bit has been done to death so many times over that it just doesn’t raise any new excitement ! #MoesArt #UniversalPictures #JascintoFernandes #JeffBridges #JulianneMoor,#BenBarnes #AliciaVikander #OliviaWilliams #KitHarington #SergeiBodrov
#Best #Birdman(English) Rating: * * *1/2 Silly , Manic, incredulously credible take on self-absorption and ego-trips of actors on stage. It’s ironic, satirical and completely weird-much like actors are perceived to be. And that’s the beauty of it! #AlejandroGonzalezInarrittu #ParagDesai #FoxStar #UniversalCommunications #MichaelKeaton #EmmaStone #EdwardNorton #NaomiWatts, #LindsayDuncan #AndreaRiseborough #AmyRyan #ZachGalifianakis
#Best #Foxcatcher(English) Rating: * * * * A chillingly told docudrama about John du Pont, the schizophrenic millionaire who infamously shot and killed his friend and Olympic Gold Medal wrestler Dave Schultz. Moneyball's Benett Miller does the helming in a steady slow to chill mode. Once the dramatics erupts it achieves shocking effects! Amazing performances from Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell

 #ChanningTatum #SteveCarell #MarkRuffalo #BenettMiller #SiennaMiller #SonyPictureClassics #HardlyAnonymous 
English film review
Johnson Thomas

Ironical,Satirical and Inconclusive

Film: Birdman
Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Lindsay Duncan, Andrea Riseborough,Amy Ryan, Zach Galifianakis
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrittu

Rating: * * *1/2

A fading actor (Michael Keaton) best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuilt his career, and reconnect with friends and family proves more difficult than expected.

Alejandro Inarrittu has given us some memorable films including Amores Perros, Biutiful, Babel and a few more. this one seeks to go one better- throw us off-kilter with it’s free-forming narrative  and eccentric goings-on.

A good four years after Biutiful, Inarrittu sets out to make a film that’s completely different from his earlier works in terms of style. A assemblage of strong actors and some juicy takes make this an event of sorts. Cinephiles are bound to be enamored.

Birdman   works it’s wonders around one monumental take chronicling the early days of a Broadway adaptation of Raymond Carver’s What we Talk about When We Talk about Love. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki does a wonderful job of creating a credible resonance of theatre life. Multiciplity and Batman star Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson who as an actor, used to play a long-forgotten super-hero in a successful franchise . And he is not the only one aiming for the cape so there’s obviously not much work coming his way. Riggan is now betting his career on theatre which he believes , really matters. His best friend (Zach Galifianakis) is the producer and estranged daughter (Emma Stone) is an assistant. Riggan has to get the play and the cast (Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Edward Norton) ready for opening night and for those dreaded, make-or-break reviews.
The narrative is not exactly consistent in either flow or form. The treatment is free-flowing so even the conversations sometimes feel a little obtuse and challenging. There’s quite a bit going around and a lot of it has to do with starry egos skinny dipping through a theme centred canvas revolving around what’s real and what’s not. Personal suffering here is shown around as Artistic Transcendence. It’s a contemporary movie business satire chronicling a showman’s psychological breakdown. unfortunately , it’s not that easy to understand or like!


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