Happy Bhaag Jayegi (5/10):
An OK movie, entertaining in small parts. Acting not very convincing, characterisation good for only a few characters, main characters herself disappears in second half. One good song.
Nil Battey Sannata (8.5/10):
Best movie I've seen all year. I could relate to the story 100%, I guess this is something many kids go through. The last ten minutes I could not stop crying. Incredible acting, incredible writing, and so much story in less than 2 hours. Songs I mostly fastforwarded, but the one during the credits I could not skip. Well done!
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (6.5/10):
Good thriller with very interesting characters and a unique way of storytelling. My problem with this is that other than 2 main characters, others were not very well defined, and it got a bit long in the tooth in the second half. Still it is an enjoyable watch, try not to read any details about the story, you'll be surprised throughout.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (7.5/10):
A throughly entertaining movie, more funny and visually creative than the first one, felt like an actual self contained adventure, little to no build up for the future. First half is on par with or even better than the original, but second half dips a bit under the weight of several "shocking" reveals and an overload of effects. One of the great thing about the first one was the last battle was understated. I like Spider-Man: Homecoming more.
One of the few 1990's Dinsey movies I hadn't seen. I really liked this one. Little to no emphasis on the romance, strong characters, funny, beautifully drawn and good action. I really felt the old school Disney magic while watching this one.
Grosse Point Blank (7/10):
I guess you can say that this is exactly the sort of movie Akshay would have ripped off in the mid-2000's. It's an underrated and underseen action comedy with very fun characters played by very good actors. There is some great action and deep storytelling in this one too, but more emphasis is on the comedy. This is exactly the sort of movie that I can watch and enjoy regardless of the mood.
Movie of the week: Nil Battey Sannata.