To be frank, I don’t expect much from Varun Dhawan. Yes, I had thought that he was better looking than Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year. But that had been about it. Over the years, Sidharth Malhotra has selected a better variety of movies, even though his acting is okay-okay, if not abysmal. Varun Dhawan, on the other hand, has been seen in mostly rom-coms, it feels like, bar Badlapur.
I’m not a fan of horror, mostly because I get scared very easily. The last time I watched a horror movie, sandwiched between my brother and my husband, both of who decided not to let me budge, was a big disaster for me, entertainment for them. So you can understand why I’ve always been skeptical about horror movies. But when my husband said he wanted to watch A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring him and Emily Blunt, I reluctantly agreed, but mostly because I have a teeny, tiny girl-crush on the lady.
Ready Player One is based on a book of the same name by Ernest Cline. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tye Sheridan, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, and Olivia Cooke, the adaptation, as my husband tells me, differs a lot from the book. And now, I can’t wait to go home and start reading it.
Phantom Thread was nominated in 6 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has been nominated in 6 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor (both Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell have been nominated in this category), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score.
Padmaavat is the story of Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone), a queen in the early 1300s. A brave woman with the right sense of justice, administration, and genteelness, Padmavati went on to marry Rajput Raja Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid Kapoor) of Chittor. On the other hand, there is the vile and ruthless Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) who stops at nothing to get what he wants.
The Shape of Water has been nominated in 13 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing.
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water starring heavyweights like Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and Octavia Spencer is a dark film. It shows us our reality, our tendency to hate everything that doesn’t conform to our thoughts and everything we have known so far. Yet, within this darkness lies hope for humanity.
When my husband told me that Daniel Kaluuya had been nominated at the Golden Globes in the Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category for Get Out, I went all thoughtful, thinking that maybe there was some dark humor in the film. Maybe they did it for a reason. I was willing to give the Golden Globes the benefit of the doubt. And then I watched the movie.
Tonya Harding is a former American figure skater who, no thanks to a number of circumstances, was banned from figure skating for life. I, Tonya is Harding’s story, which if it is true, means that a great injustice was done to her.
Okay, so Wonder by R. J. Palacio has been on my TBR list for a long time. I had heard so much about it that I knew I had to get my hands on it soon. But unfortunately, the movie Gods made sure the movie was announced before I could read the book. And before I could lay hands on the book, I had to go watch the movie. Thanks to my husband. 😉