Movie Recommendations

The Kid Detective

The Kid Detective – A Coming of Age Story passing off as a Whodunit

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This is not a “The Kid Detective” review. By all means please do read it here at Bloody Brilliant Reviews! I am here to intensely dwell on some thoughts that kept popping up weeks after watching the movie.  Title: The Kid Detective Genre:  Whodunit/Coming of age Language: English Where to Watch: Streaming on Youtube Not since films like “The Pursuit of Happyness” or “Me Earl and The Dying Girl” have I ever felt… Read More »The Kid Detective – A Coming of Age Story passing off as a Whodunit

From Up on a Poppy Hill a Story once rolled…

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“From Up on a Poppy Hill” is an animated movie that released in 2011. Directed by Goro Miyazki , the eldest son of Hayao Miyazaki, who scripted this movie. This being Goro Miyazaki’s second directorial work, It received many accolades worldwide. Ghibli studio, founded by Hayao Miyazaki, always has focused on picture quality and kept the plot simple and enjoyable. It is also based on a manga that goes by… Read More »From Up on a Poppy Hill a Story once rolled…

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love, at 2 am? Sounds good!

Eat Pray Love: One “Accidental” Review Title: Eat Pray Love (2010) Genre: Romance, Drama Language: English Where to Watch: Netflix Finally, when I got spare time to watch a movie, I decided to complete one on my checklist – Eat Pray Love. Here’s a gist of my take on the romantic movie which is an adaptation of the book, “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat Pray Love – What’s it about?… Read More »Eat Pray Love, at 2 am? Sounds good!

Jab We Met

Jab We Met: a “Rewatch”

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I recently rewatched Jab We Met. Well.. for the 23rd time for ones keeping count. And I thought, why not do a rewatch review. So here’s my Rewatch review of your favourite Bollywood rom-com – Jab We Met.

The Karate Kid Revisited Poster

The Karate Kid (1984) Revisited: Who was the real villain?

I had last seen the film The Karate Kid years ago. No, I am not talking about the 2010 remake. I am talking about the original one released in 1984. It became a cult hit, resonating with audiences over the years. It inspired three sequel films, a remake of the original and later on, a web/TV series by the name of Cobra Kai (which I will get to). When I first watched it, it didn’t feel too special to me. It felt like your run of the mill clash between good and evil. You know, with the underdog teen with barely any training in karate beating the overconfident douche trained at an established dojo. It didn’t really strike me as worth rewatching till….

Noir Films that you must watch

7 Noir Films that you must watch!

The article is about Noir Films that you must watch! now, it’s not a very straightforward genre and many might question what constitutes Film Noir. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Noir and I would simplify it as dark movies with a lot of grey characters, usually involving a conspiracy where Femme Fatales join the equation with amazing antagonists [who may or may not have organisational backing ].  These latter… Read More »7 Noir Films that you must watch!

Meri Pyaari Bindu

Meri Pyaari Bindu: The Inanities of Love

Title: Meri Pyaari Bindu Genre: Romance, Drama  Language: Hindi Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video Of Love, Songs, and a lot of Heart – Meri Pyaari Bindu Meri Pyaari Bindu directed by Akshay Roy is an amalgamation of everything nostalgic and achingly emotional. Ayushman Khuranna plays Abhimanyu Roy with innate innocence and romanticism. He is a writer who pens sleazy horror novels and is comparable to a person who’s deeply… Read More »Meri Pyaari Bindu: The Inanities of Love

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men, and Why You Should Watch It!

Title: 12 Angry Men (1957) Genre: Courtroom Drama, Mystery  Language: English Where to Watch: publicdomainmovies.com The Premise 12 angry men cramped into a stuffy room, arguing on the ‘hottest day of the year’ does not exactly seem like a promising watch. It is nearly impossible to keep a single location – dialogue driven plot interesting . But, in this case, the 95 minute long movie is a huge success.  12… Read More »12 Angry Men, and Why You Should Watch It!

Slasher Movies

The Best Classic Slasher Movies

Slasher Movies have their charm. Surely, there is something about watching people slashing and being slashed on and off-screen. Mighty indulgence for some, guilty pleasure for others, and wondrous treats for us here at Lost in Noir. Our Classic Slasher Picks Psycho (1960) Halloween (1978) Black Christmas (1974) Madhouse (1981) Friday The 13th (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Scream (1996) Previous Next Horror films have often banked on… Read More »The Best Classic Slasher Movies

PI (1998), and why you should watch it!

Just when you think horror movies can’t get any zanier, Aronofsky directs another psychological megalomaniac of a movie. Front and centre is PI (1998) – An underrated flick and a testament to noirs of the past. I would not argue with complaints of PI being a difficult watch, especially with the brusque shots and the melancholic black and white cinematography. But, since when has painstaking viewings always resulted in unsatisfactory experiences?… Read More »PI (1998), and why you should watch it!