Wyatt Earp: Kevin Costner attempted an ambitious, ‘The Godfather’-like sprawling epic on Old-West’s most legendary lawman

Wyatt Earp (1994), co-written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan is an epic Western starring Kevin Costner as legendary Frontier Marshall, Wyatt Earp, and Dennis Quaid as Earp's friend 'Doc' Holliday. The film attempts to be a definitive biopic on Earp, as it traces his growth from a young Iowa farm boy into the most legendary … Continue reading Wyatt Earp: Kevin Costner attempted an ambitious, ‘The Godfather’-like sprawling epic on Old-West’s most legendary lawman

To Have and Have Not : 75 years since they hooked up, The chemistry between Bogart & Bacall still sizzles the screen.

A tribute to Howard Hawks' classic film To Have and Have Not that is celebrating it's 75th anniversary. The film marked the debut of Lauren Bacall and set the stage for her romance and marriage to Humphrey Bogart.     You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - … Continue reading To Have and Have Not : 75 years since they hooked up, The chemistry between Bogart & Bacall still sizzles the screen.

Al Pacino: Two scenes from the first two Godfather films shows that Pacino is the greatest actor of his times

A  scene each from the first  two Godfather films shows that Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors ever to appear in motion pictures. Watching Francis Ford Coppola's restored version of the Godfather trilogy was an awesome experience. I have seen the film countless times before, but the prints were never good enough, some … Continue reading Al Pacino: Two scenes from the first two Godfather films shows that Pacino is the greatest actor of his times

Thugs of Hindostan is a fantastic tribute to Masala cinema and its leading men

On why thugs of Hindostan is no lazy rehash of the masala formula , but a well constructed modern tribute that echoes back to best of the genre. Thugs of Hindostan has flopped badly at the box office. Neither the big star cast, nor the lucrative diwali weekend could save the film. The film critics … Continue reading Thugs of Hindostan is a fantastic tribute to Masala cinema and its leading men

VISWAROOPAM 2 : MY “STAB” AT REVIEWING THE MOVIE

My thoughts on Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam 2 inspired the great cartoonist S.Ravishanker of Zola Zone to make a fantastic cartoon. Following are my thoughts on the film. The  cartoon with my thoughts can be found on his site on the following link https://thezolazone.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/viswaroopam-2-mank-takes-a-stab-at-reviewing-the-movie/amp/ For a man who sang Kadavul pathi mirugam pathi Kalanthu seytha, Kalavai naan,, … Continue reading VISWAROOPAM 2 : MY “STAB” AT REVIEWING THE MOVIE