Ratched (2020)

A psychological thriller web television series on Netflix , it lives up to the mystery, intrigue and gore it promises in the trailer.

Lavish production, sublime acting, great casting and directing make it a unique watch, barring the gory scenes which may not be for everybody.

Many stories weave into a singular plot, where you marvel at the depths that the human mind will go to, to achieve its ends. Every character seems to have a psychological issue, even if they appear not to.

An all star cast who provide a riveting commentary on the society we live in via their characters, it is one of those things you can’t stop watching once you have started it. Brilliant!

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Fading Gigolo (2013)

John Turturro is the main lead in this insightful film, which he has also written and directed. The story is about the oldest profession, but the twist is sensitive. His chemistry with Woody Allen is perhaps the best, who acts as his ‘agent’. Beneficiaries include Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis. Liev Schreiber provides the complication in the end.

The writing of the film makes it unique, where we are not concerned about ‘the act’ itself, but the lead up to it. We wonder of course, why the likes of Sharon Stone, for example, would ever require such services. It goes to show that everyone is struggling with their own reality and being attractive isn’t a confirmed ticket to ‘mating’.

Watch this otherwise mild concoction for a very strong subject, which entertains and enlightens.

2.5/5