Oct 252017

Creating a successful and entertaining movie is hard enough work as it is, so naturally the pressure of creating a perfect sequel is pretty Herculean. Moreover, the risk of failure is more, as the audience always intends to see something greater than the previous versions of the film. However, in these times, if a movie is commercially successful, the team starts working for the newer more exciting sequel without any delay.

Over the years, movie franchises have earned over billions of dollars, all because they succeeded in creating a dedicated fan following. Here we throw light on some of the most memorable and successful movie series we have always loved watching on repeat.

1. The Dark Knight Trilogy

Ace director Christopher Nolan directed three films in the Batman series – ‘Batman Begins’ (2005), ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) & ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012). Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy appeared in all three installments of the franchise.

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The most iconic character of the ‘Joker’ was played by Heath Ledger, who died before the film’s release and won an Academy Award for best actor in a supporting role (posthumously). All three films turned out to be highly successful; ‘The Dark Knight’ became the highest grosser of 2008.

2. The Godfather

The ‘Godfather’ series is believed to be one of the greatest and most successful franchises of all time. It would not be wrong to say that the success of the films is credited solely to the actors.

Titled ‘The Godfather’, ‘The Godfather Part II’ and ‘The Godfather Part III’, the films have received amazing viewership over the past four decades. ‘The Godfather Part II’ is believed to be the best ever sequel of a film ever made, in the history of cinema.

3. X-Men

This comes in 10 epic installments and some of the ‘X-Men’ films have garnered huge recognition worldwide.

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Parts like ‘Logan’ and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ have been widely viewed, the latter pulled in $285 million worldwide. Various characters from the series especially ‘Wolverine’ (Logan) became iconic.

4. Indiana Jones

This is believed to be one of the most surviving characters of all time, widely embraced and fantasized about by men across the globe. Four installments of the film have been released yet and the fifth is already in the making, with Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford behind the project.

The character initially appeared in the 1981 film ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, to be followed by ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ in 1984, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ in 1989, ‘The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’ from 1992 to 1996, and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ in 2008.

5. Rocky

When people started expecting another part after six successful installments, the exciting quest for something new began.

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‘Creed’ came as an extension to the ‘Rocky’ series. This is one film franchise which transformed the life of an ordinary man and made him one of the greatest actors of all time. Sylvester Stallone, who created his own character ‘Rocky Balboa’, became his lifelong identity.

6. Star Wars

The most significant American epic space opera started way back in 1977 and after four decades and a handful of films, the franchise is more than ready for the next installment. There is a huge nostalgia driven factor which keeps getting the viewers back every time a new version of releases. Even those who have no idea about the history or the storyline end up watching it, only for the sake of pure, glorious visuals.

Planned merchandising has boosted ticket sales every now and then. No doubt, we get to witness the best of visual effects and high end future driven stories, ‘Star Wars’ still seems to hold much ahead.

7. Harry Potter

‘Harry Potter’ films are a gift to cinema. The movies, total eight in number have grossed $7.7 billion, moreover, all these years, we saw Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson growing up and transforming into the three most lovable and gorgeous stars of their generation.

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The ‘Harry Potter’ series has not only given employment to hundreds of crew members who remained associated with the franchise for a number of years but has also changed the concept of modern day film-making.

Honorable Mentions: James Bond, The Fast and the Furious, Bourne, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, DC Cinematic Universe, Terminator, Men in Black, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Kung Fu Panda, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible, Despicable Me, Transformers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Twilight Saga, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, Madagascar, The Hangover, The Matrix, Die Hard, Home Alone, LEGO, Chronicles of Narnia.

Oct 092017

For all you DC fans out there, Warner Bros. just rolled out the best gift to start this week on a great note – an emotional and action-packed trailer of ‘Justice League’. Yes, all the superheroes are reuniting once again for an epic showdown to save the world and the killer ensemble has already got the adrenaline rushing through our veins. 

The trailer opens with a rosy shot of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) waking up to a golden morning where she sees Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) before her talking about their engagement. Pretty sweet right? NOT! Turns out it was only just a dream, as she is rudely awoken to the reality that her boo is already dead and still six feet under.  

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Superman’s death in ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was definitely one of the most emotional scenes in the movie, the memories of which are still vivid in our minds. 

Since the beginning, the trailer looms heavily on the fact that Superman is no more and it is not just Lois Lane, but the whole world which is mourning his loss. Meanwhile, violence, war and terrorism are multiplying manifold in his absence and we see Batman in a particularly ‘feels’ moment where he says, “I made him a promise, which is why I brought you together.” 

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As we go deep into the trailer, our superheroes realize that there are some darker forces ganging up against them and figure out that individually they won’t be able to contain them for long. That’s when Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and The Flash (Erza Miller) take center-stage to show the world who the real badass is by flaunting their combat skills in some kickass intense action scenes. 

From Aquaman flaunting his tattooed bare body in icy waters to Diana Prince standing atop a statue overlooking the world…every scene exudes brilliance and draws you more and more into the film. Jason Momoa who earlier stunned us with his intense Khal Drogo look in the ‘Game Of Thrones’ franchise, really took us by surprise as the Trident-bearing Arthur Curry.

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Overall, the vibrant action-packed colourful trailer fulfills all the fanciful wishes of every DC superhero fan and takes us on a rollercoaster ride which is fueled by humor, emotions and truckloads of intense action. The movie is slated for a November 17 release and we can now finally say that our Diwali plans are sorted.

Sep 252017

In the last few cinematic decades, we have seen some extraordinary comic books being adapted into amazing films on screen. Be it Marvel Studio or DC Comics, both have been giving the audience a great share of entertaining films that we just can’t get over. As it’s National Comic Book Day today, we give you a sneak peek into some of the most exciting big ticket movies based on comic books releasing in the next few months!

Thor: Ragnarok

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What would happen if Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer? Well, just the possibility of it takes our curiosity to another level. Marvel Studios and director Taika Waititi bring in “Thor: Ragnarok”, where Thor will be running against the clock to stop Ragnarok and get back to Asgard. That sounds quite tricky, but that’s not it. Before doing any of this, he needs to face the Incredible Hulk. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins, the film is set to hit the theatres on November 3, 2017.

Justice League

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There is literally no one who ain’t looking forward to watching this film. Warner Bros are all set to unite some of our favourite superheroes together, making sure that none of the fans miss it at any cost. The film is being helmed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon who have put together an exceptional cast of Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, and Amber Heard. Make sure you have already cleared November 17, 2017, on your schedule.

Black Panther

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This comic character totally dazzled us when he appeared on the big screen for the first time in ‘Captain America: Civil War’. And as one would expect, this superhero got his own feature film within no time. Chadwick Boseman is all set to play the powerful role of the Black Panther who is from Wakanda, an African nation that has remained isolated for a very long time. It’s time for Wakanda to get introduced to the rest of the world. Get ready for some dangerous conflict as Black Panther is all set to face an old enemy on February 16, 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War

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Finally, Marvel has heard the fans and we are soon going to get the Infinity War storyline. There will be two movies made revolving around the subject. Thanos (Josh Brolin) will take the lead and will be joined by his Black Order aka the “Children of Thanos”. Obviously, the film stars nearly every single character who has appeared in the MCU before in what’s said to be a “culmination event.” Directors Joe and Anthony Russo are directing both the films. Infinity War will be releasing on May 4, 2018.

Deadpool 2

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“Bad ass, smart ass, great ass”, this one needs no introduction. Just the announcement of this film has made people go crazy and they can’t stop obsessing about it. Sequel to blockbuster 2016 film ‘Deadpool’, this film will be the 12th installment in the X-men film series. Directed by David Leith, it’s time again to see Ryan Reynolds getting into Deadpool’s skin. All you fans, this movie will be releasing on June 1, 2018. 

Let us know which one of these you can’t wait to watch.

Sep 112017

If we talk about movies, 2017 has been all about thrillers and horror. The year’s beginning saw the very dynamic and performance-oriented film titled ‘Split’ by one of the well-known directors of all time – M. Night Shyamalan. The first half of the year was also about one of the most female-centric and revolutionary films (from the aspect of a female superhero), which smashed many box office records, ‘Wonder Woman.’ While, the creep factor hit next level with intense portrayal of cannibalism, French drama ‘Raw’ can easily be titled as the most ‘psychotic’ film of the year.

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Now, let us discuss one by one all those films of 2017 which have been successful in terms of viewership and critics ratings.

We start with M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split.’ The film grossed a $276.9 million at the box office and received welcoming reviews from critics. “Split is all plot, an ingenious (and also ridiculous) conceit spun into an elegant ribbon of suspense. The less said about that plot, therefore, the better,” wrote the New York Times about the film. Shyamalan has made his point clear with a good number of twists and an immersive performance by James McAvoy. This is for sure a performance that’s Oscar worthy.

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The most awaited film of Hugh Jackman’s career grossed a whopping $616.2 million. ‘Logan’ left many teary-eyed and nostalgic at the same time. The film is the third ‘Wolverine’ solo film and marked the most well-scripted and anticipated end of Wolverine’s character.

2017 also gave us that one film, which is already seen as a strong contender for Academy Awards 2018, ‘Dunkirk’ that left us in a sublime awe. The film marked the biggest 70mm release in the last 25 years, and a major part of it has been shot through IMAX cameras. With the current 8.4 IMDb rating, the movie succeeded in resonating with the global audience.

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ was one of the most gripping films of the year. The film also had a social message apart from its nerve-wrenching horror based plot. Giving another definition to horror genre was ‘Annabelle: Creation’, the fourth installment in ‘The Conjuring’ series. The film proved to be a commercial success and grossed $255.4 million approx.

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Chris McKay tried his hands at creating an entertaining film, superhero comedy ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ which brilliantly told the story of the DC comics character. But, there was another superhero inspired film, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ which was the perfect space adventure ride, a fresh and fun-filled fantasy which crossed the $200 million mark on the big screen and won our hearts.

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The year’s end will mark three major projects by veteran directors – Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Clint Eastwood. As all three of them gear up for expected 2017 releases of their films, seems like the competition is already tough with the added cinematic masterpiece by Nolan. The first collaboration between Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep is also going to be an anticipated one. It will be interesting to see as which all films and actors make it to the Academy Awards 2018.

Sep 032017

Well, there are tons of iconic comic characters that we all love. However, the Joker from Batman has always been our favourite. Despite being ruthless and a psychopath, he is a legend and we are guilty of enjoying his madness. After all who doesn’t like an evil one?

And now there are reports that Warner Brothers are trying their level best to cast Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker in the new origin movie. The studio wants the actor to play the titular character, which will explore the story of Batman’s super villain, as reported by Hollywoodreporter.com.

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The buzz itself has got many excited, including us. And we already can see DiCaprio donning the dark shade and setting the screen on fire with his magnificent performance.

If reports are to be believed, Warner Bros. is trying to convince producer-director Martin Scorsese to get the famous actor on board. Though nothing is official as of yet, as they still need to seal the deal with Scorsese in the first place.


Joker (c) Giphy

Though DiCaprio is yet to be approached, this move clearly signifies that Warner Bros. is planning to carve out its DC future. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the banner has a very specific intention to bring iconic filmmaker Scorsese on board as he is the road to DiCaprio.

For people who ain’t getting the point yet, Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together several times giving us incredible films like The Aviator, Gangs of New York, The Departed, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.

In fact, it is also being said that the studio desires to witness the critical success of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films and aims to make to the Oscars.

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But someone ain’t happy about this. Actor Jared Leto, who in past was seen playing the Joker in DC Extended Universe movie ‘Suicide Squad’ and now is getting his own Joker spin off with Margot Robbie, was caught off-guard when he heard about this. Apparently, he also made his displeasure clear to his agents.

To write the script of that painted face criminal mind, Todd Phillips and Scott Silver have been hired. Though we still don’t get how Phillips fits the bill as he has written comedy films like ‘Hangover’. Though other details are being kept a secret we believe the cat will soon be out of the bag. And we can’t wait for that moment.

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If theories are to be believed, the film will throw light on how Joker was bullied when he was young. And that’s not it, we might also get to see the mad love between the Clown of the Crime and his former psychiatrist Harley Quinn and how things end up with their breakup. This bit of information is already making us intrigued and excited about the plot and the film.

Now, all we got to do is keep calm and wait for the official announcement. Till then tell us how you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio playing the Joker.  

Aug 252017

It seems like ‘The Joker’ is the most sought-after character at the moment, what with new movies being announced like every day.

A couple of days back, we got to know about a new Joker origin story being in the works, and that too is being produced by Martin Scorsese, apparently. But, surprisingly, Scorsese’s involvement wasn’t the best part about this upcoming movie; the fact that Jared Leto wasn’t going to be a part of the project whatsoever was.

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But, we were all flying too high and needed to be brought down a peg. Warner Bros./DC just announced that Jared Leto will return to play the Clown Prince of Crime in a new movie, along with Margot Robbie, who will reprise her role of Harley Quinn.

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Honestly, this is quite confusing, since Jared Leto’s scenes were mainly cut out from ‘Suicide Squad’. Or maybe Leto and Robbie’s chemistry won’t be that bad in their own movie. We’ll just have to wait and watch.

Reportedly, this movie will be released after the ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel. According to one source, the film will apparently be ‘criminal love story’, featuring the two murdering maniacs who are cornerstones in the Batman mythos. Another insider said, “an insane and twisted love story. When Harry Met Sally on Benzedrine.”

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Let’s see if these two villains can actually make a whole movie centred around them work, or if Jared Leto disappoints everyone again.

Jul 312017

Today is our favourite Harry Potter’s birthday, the boy who lived turns 37.

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Yes, that’s true, Harry Potter’s birthday in the book is 31st July 1980, according to which he turns 37 this year. From Harry meeting Hagrid to making lifetime friendships with Hermione and Ron, let us take you through a nostalgic ride of our favourite Harry Potter moments.

The First Time Harry Won The Quidditch Game


This moment will forever be legendary because Harry caught the snitch when he was just in his first year considering the fact that first year-ers were never even allowed to play the Quidditch game in the first place!

The Quidditch World Cup

The Quidditch World Cup is the best moment in the Goblet Of Fire, and nothing beats the excitement of watching witches and wizards from all over the world gather around a stadium to witness the most awaited Four Hundred and Twenty Second Quidditch World Cup

When Harry Was Sorted


The first instalment shows the 11 year old boy arriving at Hogwarts scared and confused, and then the sorting ceremony begins marking the beginning of the Harry Potter franchise.

When Ron Saves Harry With The Help Of The Flying Car

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This has to be the most fun scene for anyone who has watched The Chamber Of Secrets when Ron comes to Harry’s rescue while he was locked up in the Dursleys’ basement room. Without even asking for it, Ron showed up in a flying car with his brothers to save Potter.

When Dobby Dies

Harry has always told Dobby to not attempt to save his life, but in the Deathly Hallows, Dobby finally gives his life to save Harry and everyone else.

Harry And Hermione Going Back In Time

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One of the most interesting scenes of all time was when Harry and Hermione go back in time to save Sirius Black with the help of Dumbledore’s clues.

Harry And Voldemort’s Final Battle

Jul 232017

It’s finally happening! ‘Wonder Woman’ is getting a sequel and our excitement now knows no boundaries! Whenever one spoke about superheroes, we primarily thought of Batman, Superman, Thor, Spiderman, Ironman, Captain America, Hulk and many more. Well they all are superheroes but what’s missing in this list? A woman. But, this summer that trend changed when Warner Bros. brought to life DC Comic’s much loved and cherished character, Wonder Woman.

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The fact that we are still swooning over Gal Gadot’s fierce avatar, killer looks, deadlier superpowers and impeccable acting skills is proof enough that she did an amazing job as Wonder Woman, after Lynda Carter, whose name goes hand in hand with the superhero. If you are wondering whether Gal Gadot will come back in this movie? Hell yeah! She will be in the sequel and slaying and beating the sh*t out of people, like she has been doing.

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Within a few weeks of its release, ‘Wonder Woman’ has already become the third biggest movie of all time by Warner Bros., ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are the two biggest hits by them. The announcement of Wonder Woman 2 was made at San Diego Comic-Con and it’s definitely a big deal for the fans across the world. However, it still concerns us how well the sequel will build up, after the fantastic response of the first film. After the sequel was confirmed, there was no way we could have kept calm. As expected, people couldn’t hold on to their excitement and took to Twitter to share the news.    

WONDER WOMAN 2 IS HAPPENING I’M SO HAPPY #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/KPqz2noN1d

— Nav (@LuxyNav) 22 July 2017

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— Mireia (@mirfitvi) 22 July 2017

Wonder Woman 2!! Yes it was already a given, but I’m still elated!! ??????????????????????????????????????

— lily (@GoSpurs90) 22 July 2017

Having said that, apart from Gal Gadot, if there was anyone who left an equally deep impact on the fans; it was Director Patty Jenkins, who showed the world who the real wonder woman is. The duo of Jenkins and Gadot has managed to wreak havoc on the success of other films and we aren’t complaining. They deserve all the credit for doing justice with the character. However, the announcement did not exactly reveal whether Jenkins will return to the director’s chair. But, the fans are excited anyway and Jenkins to be back in the sequel as well.

Wonder Woman 2 ?????????????????????????? #daymade. Just waiting on them to announce Patty Jenkins as it’s director ???????? #girlpower #notdoneyet https://t.co/1anXWXIjmZ

— Trisha Held (@unalocachica) 22 July 2017

Patty Jenkins isn’t yet Wonder Woman 2 director. That post BETTER NOT be taken by a man! @WomenNMedia @AWD_Directors @TheDirectorList

— Geetha Stachowiak (@scifinutjob) 22 July 2017

Source: CNET 

Jul 202017

‘Dunkirk’ is a kind of film which is in generally labeled as “monumental”.

Set against the backdrop of a coruscating reformation, of the 1940 evacuation, of almost 350,000 men from the beaches in Northern France, the film is a tribute to the ebb which later became a subtle insignia of pride on a national level. Hundreds of civilians arduously crossed the English Channel towards Dunkirk, on an unparalleled rescue operation. Soldiers were chauffeured back to England with fishing rafts, yachts, dinghies, while the RAF engaged the German air force overhead.

Director Christopher Nolan, who is known for creating terror through his inexhaustible imaginations taking the form of ‘Gotham City’ experiments with a new theme in the form of World War II. Nolan tried his hands on a genre that he has never worked in, and has emerged ahead of the game. He understood the fact that Dunkirk was an affair with more storylines and details than the commercial best-sellers which has made Nolan an auteur film-maker and a master of non-linear storytelling.

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‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Inception’ are created from a materialistic perspective and serpentine plots, yet ‘Dunkirk’ has a contrasting nature. For sure, it is a portrait of a British nation at its most woeful.

At various instances in the film, the scenes are exhilarating and perceivably red-blooded. No dialogue appears in the first fifteen minutes in the film, as the opening set is as cutthroat as the timeless sequence in ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

A troop of English soldiers roaming around a packed street in Dunkirk are set aflame, causing mass causalities, while one of them survives and succeeds in getting to the shore. At this juncture, the film widens out, to hundreds of men reaching out towards the water. The view goes as far as the human eye can see. 

The soldier who survives is played by Fionn Whitehead, and meets two other soldiers including Aneurin Barnard and Harry Styles. The trio sneaks into ships and boats and make several attempts escaping from the beach. Nolan has made the actors act so well that one can easily smell the panic, courage and fear in their performances.

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Kenneth Branagh plays the fictional character of an on-sight representative, the highest ranking officer at Dunkirk. While, Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden play the RAF Pilots chasing Nazi aircrafts. Mark Rylance who was also seen in ‘Bridge of Spies’, plays the middle-class Mr Dawson, who leads his yatch towards the chaos, to help the people suffering. Cillian Murphy appeared shortly after, looking soggy and mortified.

The series of events in the film have been divided into three different spans of time – The turbulence at the beach, the dog-fight drama and the sequences en route to Moonstone.

Three zones of varied lengths all converging at the same end is what makes the film labyrinthine and majestic – the most indisputable and noticeable part of Nolan’s ideologies. Foxy camera-work by Hoyte van Hoytema and editing by Lee Smith together with the splendid score by Hans Zimmer makes ‘Dunkirk’ an audio-visual regale. It would not be wrong to say that the film could emerge with major Academy Awards nominations this year.

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‘Dunkirk’ can be unquestionably compared to the works of Kubrick and Spielberg, though with a dash of honest conviction, depicted in the most crucial circumstances. Christopher Nolan has yet again proved that art is not always beautiful; its essence lies in the nature of the story-telling which can be grim and heart-wrenching.