This was also a year of sequels. Even films you’d never have imagined would get a sequel, or wanted one for, got them.
Month: December 2016
Sing: An unaffecting, formulaic musical
There are way too many characters—each with its own unique problem that needs to be resolved—for the 100-minute film to do justice to.
Assassin’s Creed: A technically sound, yet underwhelming video game adaptation
A familiar flaw plagues Assassin’s Creed, one that has previously infected many, many Hollywood films based on video games.
A letter to Suraj
I’ve long suspected that ‘glamour’ is often used in the industry as a euphemism to commodify heroines. It appears to be used to persuade them into believing in the ‘commercial’ film system, as you put it; into believing that skin-show is an essential part of the system, of telling such stories.
Dangal: A safe sports film that’s hard to dislike
I liked Dangal. It has everything you’d expect to see in a sports film. It has everything you’ve previously enjoyed in a sports film. Yet…