Wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do
Quick review: Dialogue-heavy. Has a supposed agenda which doesn’t connect because it feels exaggerated despite being one close to my heart – a woman’s struggle between own aspirations and family. The real agenda is even more tiresome.
Wogma rating: Must see - on the big screen
Quick review: The movie doesn’t take its basic premise further and yet goes way beyond it. The relationship nuances touched upon are rarely seen in films. Free of drama, glamour, action, this ‘it is what it is’ family drama, is a thoroughly engaging and insightful entertainer. Just the one ‘apology’ scene makes the film a winner.
Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: A meaty story and a gory film which deviates from the typical possessed body horror storyline. Chills the spine as a horror film about supernatural phenomenon should even though I am not convinced horror films should be made at all.
Wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online
Quick review: A different but thin story-line that stretches too long, most of which you know from the trailer, including the 2-3 funny lines. ‘Different’ gets some points though.
A counterpoint to Meeta's review of Aiyaary and a comparison with the other film that released on the same day The Shape of Water.
This piece is fanboy material by design - it is for the most part about the influence of his - the Joharian school of cinema - on me, as someone who grew up in the late nineties as also on our popular mainstream culture - something that our man isn't credited for often and not nearly enough with.
No fanfare, no bells and whistles. Just plain happy to be 10.