Debanjan Dhar

The prologue of Pieces of a Woman — a prolonged one take, that spills over thirty minutes, unfolds in the cinema verite tradition. Kornel Mundruczo pushes the camera to a nearly suffocating point of proximity to the crisis the woman at the centre of the film is undergoing…


Saugata Bhattacharya

Srijit Mukherji’s Feluda Pherot is a smartly executed adaptation of an outstandingly written material. The story for this very first season of the series is based on Satyajit Ray’s original story Chinnomastwar Obhishap. …


Debanjan Dhar, Subhadeep Das

Here’s our list of what we consider to be the absolute best of Indian and International Web series. (Please note we are only considering series that have been officially released in India this year.)

TOP 5 INDIAN WEB SERIES

  1. Scam 1992 (Dir: Hansal Mehta, Jay Mehta) (ALT’s Choice)

Technically slick and…


Rachit Raj, Anshul Gupta

Here’s our list of what we consider to be the absolute best of Indian films and the most sterling performances there in, which riveted and had us spellbound in equal measure. …


Sagnik Kumar Gupta

Here’s our list of what we consider to be the absolute best of international films and the most sterling performances there in, which riveted and had us spellbound in equal measure. (Please note we are only considering films that have been officially released in India this year.)

TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL FILMS


Sagnik Kumar Gupta

A critically acclaimed director gets involved in a public brawl with a yesteryear superstar and kidnaps the star’s daughter to film his struggle in finding her in order to capture real sweat and blood. A film which may have easily been an insider joke driven by real-life…


Subhadeep Das

Netflix’s Paava Kadhaigal is a brilliant depiction of how the concept of “honour”, dictated by a community, is often detrimental to the well-being of the people belonging to that community. The anthology consists of four stories concerning four people who somehow, either of their own accord or not…


Souhardya Pramanik

For all lovers of dark, gritty, hard-hitting Hindi cinema, Anurag Kashyap is a name that certainly needs no introduction. By the time his two-part gangster epic came out in 2012 that significantly altered the course of Hindi cinema and put Wasseypur on the global map, he was already…


Saugata Bhattacharya

Darius Marder’s ‘Sound of Metal’ is an unusual and authentic film about the usual life with a profoundly intricate sound design. The usual films about specially able persons depict their stories in a typical way by showing the triumph of spirit over body. …

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