Sing (2016)

A stellar talented cast, comprising Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson, this film is filled with a spectrum of emotions, celebrating music and voice!

Expect the unexpected! What can go wrong will go wrong! When you hit rock bottom the only way is up! Never underestimate anybody! Many such life lessons are presented in this film which has a mature approach to an animated story.

Adults and children will enjoy this film for it’s comedy, life philosophy, unpredictability and spirit of oneness and friendship.

A great way to start the year!

3.5/5

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Interstellar (2014)

A ruined ecosystem forces humans to look for another planet. We become semi-physicists via the subtle yet detailed theories described in the film. From worm holes to black holes, time space singularity and gravitational time dilation, we get the whole deal and have enough time to process it at 169 minutes.

Director Christopher Nolan does what he does best, combining music, aesthetics and performances to provide a kick ass (pun intended) film. While we can guess what may happen, we cannot fathom how. The way that is explained is the beauty of his direction. It is not an easy or entertaining subject, but he achieves both.

Actors Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain deserve special mention for their efforts, while a few other greats support them. Music by Hans Zimmer is heart moving and thrilling, while the special effects create varying landscapes and almost mythical geographies.

The result is a film which has to be enjoyed on the largest screen possible. A must see for Sci-fi lovers and those who enjoy the genre of space.

4/5

The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)

Excessive, shocking, loud, crass, filthy rich, mind numbing, sense dumbing are the words that come to mind when I think of this film. I wanted to check into rehab after it, that’s how abusive it was, along with its 3 hour length.

Martin Scorcese is such a crafty story teller, that not only has he captured the essence of the story and era, but he makes you feel it with all your senses. The end result may not be entertainment, or a film where you enjoyed every scene, but EVERYONE will take one, or more scene(s) home with them.

Leonardo Di Caprio has done a variety of roles in the past, but this one surely stands out as one of his best. Exceptionally unpredictable, he does with ease what we couldn’t even imagine as a fantasy for ourselves. Other actors lend able support as the many elements in his life, ranging from crazy and eccentric to the loyal girl next door.

There were many scenes that were censored, but there was enough to let you guess what you missed, mostly because of their graphic nature. One very erotic scene was surprisingly not cut, as it was important to the story.

Watch it only if you can see it for what it is, a real story which is as far removed from reality as possible. I could not digest the fact that this is not fiction 🙂

3/5