Five YA Book to Movie Adaptations

I wanted to write about my dreaded ‘Did Not Finish’ list and then I realized that it was a synonym for the YA books on my shelf. Obviously, the question propped up inside my head - Am I too old to read YA books? Seriously, I tend to miserably slacken while reading a YA book … Continue reading Five YA Book to Movie Adaptations

Watching ‘Joker’ during Lockdown lows

I was truly scared to watch ‘Joker’. The paraphernalia (undoubtedly) around Joker’s character post ‘The Dark Knight’ had a lot to do with it. From all the reviews I read about ‘Joker’, it was supposed to be an earth-shattering tale of despair. This origin story on ‘Joker’ takes him from an innocent, harmless law-abiding citizen … Continue reading Watching ‘Joker’ during Lockdown lows

The Goldfinch: Movie adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning book

‘The Goldfinch’ is pure melancholy. Theo, a 13-year-old boy at a museum witnesses a blast in which his mother dies. He is haunted by this incident thereafter and his mother’s face refuses to come back to his memory. Is he at fault for dragging his mother to the museum on that unfateful day? At the … Continue reading The Goldfinch: Movie adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning book

Forrest Gump: Comparing the book and its movie adaptation

I could never quite get myself to watch ‘Forrest Gump’ but when I did; I had to write about it. Once, I was on YouTube and saw this episode featuring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on Ellen’s show where Tom Hanks enacts the famous line ‘Life is a box of chocolates’. The next thing I … Continue reading Forrest Gump: Comparing the book and its movie adaptation

A Star is Born: Movie Review

Why did I listen to ‘Shallow’ a year back? Since then, I have got stuck with this song on a loop? The song is so powerful that once you watch ‘A Star is Born’, you cannot imagine it to work without this song. ‘Shallow’ anchors you to the great romantic-drama-musical ahead of you. If you … Continue reading A Star is Born: Movie Review

‘The Birds’ by Daphne Du Maurier: The short story and its movie adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock

‘The Birds’ written by Daphne Du Maurier was published in 1952. This story is a part of the collection called ‘The Apple Tree’. “Never heard of birds getting savage.” Then, this is the story to read. A horrifying tale of birds’ attack on humankind. The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier The story focuses on Nat Hocken, … Continue reading ‘The Birds’ by Daphne Du Maurier: The short story and its movie adaptation by Alfred Hitchcock

Period. End of Sentence: Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Oscars

‘Period. The End of Sentence’. While we may be busy basking in the glory of India’s win at the 91st Academy Awards. This documentary brings us again to the question of menstrual health, hygiene and social backwardness in ‘21st century India’. The documentary is directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, an Iranian-American filmmaker.  Period. End of Sentence Movie Poster … Continue reading Period. End of Sentence: Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Oscars

The Disaster Artist: Real story behind the ‘Worst Movie Ever’

‘The Disaster Artist’ released in 2017, based on the true story of a rich, eccentric man who believed he could act and as nobody was ready to give him a chance, he decided to make a movie himself and played the lead.  The Disaster Artist pc pinterest So, he wrote, directed, acted and produced the … Continue reading The Disaster Artist: Real story behind the ‘Worst Movie Ever’

Midnights Children: Review of the Movie Adaptation

It took almost 30 years, but finally, one of the most endearing books of our times – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie was made into a movie and released in 2012.  This delay had also increased the expectation baggage, to add to the Booker Prize 1981, now it had Booker of the Booker under its … Continue reading Midnights Children: Review of the Movie Adaptation