Fleabag Review

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Finally, a show where I can safely declare, 'The finest piece of writing...ever', without any qualms. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, please take a bow, for creating, writing and performing Fleabag. She created the idea of Fleabag due to a challenge by a friend, where she had to create a 10 min sketch for a stand-up storytelling night. Waller-Bridge followed this up by creating a 'one-woman play' and performing it in 2013. Season 1 of Fleabag released in 2016 and the second one streamed in 2019. Even though the show has received massive acclaim and fan following, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as all but confirmed that this is the end for the show.  ... 

Thappad Movie Review

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Thappad is an extremely astute piece of cinema that is thought provoking, engaging and highly rewarding. This is a rare combination, even more so for a Bollywood film. Right from the release of the trailer, it was evident that Anubhav Sinha is not going to waste any time in song and dance. So, neither will I. The entire film centres around 'The Slap'. I think I would rather address it as 'The Incident' and just like the film, I will try to break-down my review around it.  ... 

Shazam! Movie Review

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The after effects of most of the DCEU films have been so chronic that I have always entered the theatre with apprehension and a genuine worry for my sanity. But even after having the lowest possible expectations, films like Justice League provided a new low. So when I saw the trailer of Shazam!, I was naturally skeptical. But as it turns out, Shazam! offers a lot of good things, and above all, it is hugely entertaining. ... 

Jack Ryan Season 1 Review (Prime Video)

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan marks the entry of yet another CIA/Anti-Terror show following the likes of the fantastic Homeland and numerous other not so great shows. Right at the outset, let me say that this is no Homeland, not yet at least. Though, what works for Jack Ryan is the fact that what it does, it does with a lot of panache. ... 

Goliath Season 2 Review

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Goliath, now in its sophomore season, continues the story Billy McBride, played by the exceptional Billy Bob Thornton. In season 1, Billy was shown as a big shot lawyer who was ousted from his own firm 'Cooperman McBride' many years ago. Now, he is a drunk, and living in a motel. The entire season 1 (8 episodes) had him taking on a corporate wrongdoing case against the firm he founded.  It was a true David vs Goliath story. Billy Bob Thornton gave an award-winning (Best Actor, Golden Globes 2017) performance and made for total binge-worthy viewing. ...