Monday, September 21, 2015

Bookshelf

Featured

Barry Pierce"I would actually love a sequel to Call Me By Your Name. In fact I

Daughters of Jorasanko

Gargi Gupta The world may not know of Jorasanko, but to Bengalis it's the epoch of

Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding make 'Last Christmas' worthy of your heart

Katie WalshIn the past couple of years, it seems we've all admitted that those made-for-cable holiday

A superhero story about slavery

There has been a lot of debate of late over whether Marvel movies count as cinema. Now, American

Doctor Sleep: Like an evening in a shining theme park

Few are the films that have such a dysfunctional relationship with their sources and predecessors.  As you will

All The Light We Cannot See

In All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr paints everyday people so richly, it makes it possible to

The Addams Family : A lost opportunity

he Addams Family loses its way, ironically, chasing the outrageous when most ghosts are now to be found

Movie Reviews

Michael Cheang The past is littered with the corpses of failed Terminator sequels and reboots.It's a

Serotonin: Flat yarn from French darling Houellebecq

Eamon MaherThe French writer Michel Houellebecq is a publishing phenomenon. Two of his earlier novels, Atomised

The Wife: An insightful film packed with powerful performances

Anupama ChopraThere is a moment in The Wife in which the husband Joe Castleman, literary giant

The Hidden by Mary Chamberlain

Duncan Barrett Mary Chamberlain's latest novel is The Hidden, which focuses on the German occupation of

A stranger in my own land

Nirupama Subramanian Growing up Rohingya, an account of the horror that a narrow vision of nationhood

Travelling in a strange land: Grief and redemption in the bleak inter

Catherine TaylorThe novels and short stories of David Park, set primarily in Belfast, where he grew

Low tide: A captivating retro teen thriller

Julian RomanLow Tide is a retro summertime thriller that hearkens back to the classic teen adventures

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' :Angelina Jolie isn't cruel enough

Donald Clarke Are we sure about that title? Maleficent: Mistress of "Evil" would make more sense.

'Gemini Man': Average actioner with way too much Will Smith

Michael CheangGemini Man asks a very important question. The film is about an ageing master assassin

The King: Timothée Chalamet stars in a hunk of medieval hokum

Donald ClarkeThe last thing any critic should do is berate a director for not making the

Masterful telling of a life thwarted by injustice

Toh Wen LiA poultry farmer's doomed romance with a pharmacist-in-training lies at the heart of Obioma's

Black comedy thriller like a B-grade film

Walter SimAmerican writer David Koepp may be a debut novelist, but he is already a veteran

Joaquin Phoenix captivates in a misguided origin story

 Akhil Arora One of the reasons the Joker was such a thrilling phenomenon in Christopher Nolan's

Vivid tapestry of stories about women

Olivia HoThe Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned against the danger of a single story. Here,

'A Book Of Bones' lies in the darkness, lurking

Terence TohMany popular series suffer from a major problem: they go on for far too long.

The Dutch House is a eviction from family home binds siblings

The place where you grow up has an inexorable hold on you - especially in the event of

Hotel Mumbai: Mass murder dressed up as a 1970s diaster movie

26 November 2008, Mumbai. Ten members of Pakistani terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba arrive and begin a reign of terror

The Laundromat: Meryl Streep is no Erin Brockovich

Over the past decade or so, Steven Soderbergh has devoted much of his energy to a sketchy, half-formed

Murder of Garcia Lorca gives backdrop to chilling tale

The title is taken from Federica García Lorca's poem Canción de Jinete and the poet's work permeates the

Latest News