A lot of magic and some kung fu: A movie review

The film feels like it was shot for 3D screens. Right from the beginning sequence where a battle ensues between a demon and a Ying-Yang master, the audience is in for a visual treat

Sunny Mahat

Multiple readings, multiple meanings: A book review

The small book feels like a full-fledged novel and that’s the beauty of it. You will feel like you have known the titular character for a really long time

Keyur Basnet

The Dig: A rich WWII-time period piece: A movie review

Set in the backdrop of pre-WWII England, The Dig is a film that not only depicts the story of an exquisite find, but also takes us deep into the lives of its characters

Sunny Mahat

‘Kilometers and Kilometers’ of love: A movie review

American actress India Jarvis is comfortable in her character, which begins as a rich, arrogant young woman and transitions to someone who has found love and is willing to make sacrifices for it

Sunny Mahat

Elevation: Among the first of my Kings: A book review

It’s unlike King’s regular style but he is a skillful storyteller and, turns out, he doesn’t need the help of horror to grip your heart

Keyur Basnet

The White Tiger: Debutant delivers a masterpiece: A...

No one deserves as much accolade as the actor Adarsh Gourav. His character of Balram has so many layers of personalities, embodying him is itself a challenge

Sunny Mahat

A Very, Very Bad Thing: All about acceptance: A book...

A Very, Very Bad Thing and stories like that are crucial in bringing about the radical transformation we desperately need

Keyur Basnet

Vanjagar Ulagam: Fun movie, fantastic music

Instead of the emulated facsimiles of rock, metal and jazz that mainstream Indian cinema usually create, the music in Vangajar Ulagam is raw, punchy, and hits you hard

Sunny Mahat

The Archer: Nothing new

We are dumbing down our senses by consuming words that don’t do anything other than make the author rich

Keyur Basnet

Assassination Nation: A modern day dorm-room thriller:...

The film is a satire on how fragile people’s privacy has become in this modern world because of technology and how vulnerable we have become to internet terrorists

Sunny Mahat

A great book of ideas

Published posthumously with the joint effort of her professors, friends, and parents, the book is all the world will ever get to hear from Marina

Keyur Basnet

The Climb: Conquering Everest, crushing stereotypes:...

As this is not a Hollywood movie, it doesn’t have those weird colored filters that Western movies usually give poor Asian countries. The Climb approaches Nepal as any other country and that’s what makes the film beautiful

Sunny Mahat

A Bollywood movie-like book

For those of us who grew up on a steady diet of Shah Rukh Khan’s romances, The Marriage Game brings about a strong sense of déjà vu

Keyur Basnet

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