Rebecca (2020 film)

A romantic thriller by Ben Wheatley, the film offers everything it promises. Based on the 1938 novel of the same name, the plot is intriguing with enough suspense and mystery to have you invested and interested till the end.

The lead actors do a nuanced job of keeping you guessing while moving the plot along. The twist, when it appears, isn’t entirely a surprise but plausible.

Good performances in a different yet understandable story.

2.5/5

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Hotel Mumbai (2019)

Hotel Mumbai: Is a commendable Australian effort to capture the horrific events which unfolded in November of 2008. The film has a neutral perspective throughout, showing us the brainwashed terrorists, their victims, the lucky ones who got away, and the city that burned and watched.

Emotions range from anger, fear, reflection, sadness to pure disgust, as the many vulnerabilities of the system are exposed, and the trashy Indian media makes things worse. The film captures the harsh reality in every gun shot, but reminding us that terror has no religion or nationality.

A disturbing watch, but a perspective which should be seen by all. Great performances by Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and the entire cast.

4/5

Call me by your name (2017)

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet were probably not expecting the stir this film would create in the awards season when they set out to act the principle characters.

Set in a simpler time, it speaks of discovery, passion and what usually follows, heartbreak. An unlikely love story in a charming locale, it reminds us of a story long forgotten, told in a nostalgic way. Peppered with deep and meaningful scenes throughout, all credit goes to director Luca Guadagnino for a sensitive cinematic adaptation of the novel of the same name.

3.5/5