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    Submergence: film review

    Director: Wim Wenders Screenplay: Erin Dignam (Some mild spoilers below) There are some novels in some murky corners of the literary world that (arguably) should never be adapted into a film. Submergence seems to be of that kind. Based on the novel of the same name by J.M. Ledgard, this multi-themed film wants to hit you hard, but lacks the punch. On the surface, this film is a story about James More (James McAvoy),a British-spy who is going off to Somalia to do his usual work, posing as a “water-engineer” and Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander), a bio-mathematician who is diving deep into the Atlantic, to study about the deepest and…

  • MOVIES

    12 films with strong female leads that are worth your time

    Women have not always been the best represented gender in films. For quite some time,  films all over the world have featured ineffective to downright disposable female characters, who have either been damsels-in-distress waiting  to be rescued by the male characters or just a mere prop only written into the film to fill the quota of a love interest. But as Bob Dylan said once, slowly although steadily, the times they are a changin’. Women have not only started landing superbly written roles in mainstream films , they have also started headlining their own films (even franchises!) that put them in from and center of the story. So here we…

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    Top five films of 2017

    2017 is over now and we are already well into 2018. Last year has been very significant, bringing in quite a few social, political changes all over the world. We have been living in troubled times, amidst of war in one part of the world and violence, corruption and various challenges in another. Probably now more than ever, we need films to mirror our society, people’s plight and maybe to give the humanity, a reason to fight and to live. Well, we can certainly say that in that case, 2017 hasn’t disappointed the cinephiles. So, here we are, with our pics for the top 5 films of last year. 1)…