Those People

BB.5 (out of 5) Charlie and Sebastian are the centre of a group of college friends, the former a sweet and devoted friend to the other, who is the entitled son of a Madoff-esque criminal who is currently in prison. Charlie has been madly in love with Sebastian throughout their entire friendship, but now just connecting…

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The Namesake

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel is brought to the big screen by director Mira Nair with wonderfully sentimental results. A Bengali man who has been living abroad goes back to India to find a wife, brings her to New York and they raise two children. The first of them, a son,…

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Chariots Of Fire

BBBB (out of 5) Inspirational, touching tale of underdog glory that managed to win Oscar’s heart (in a surprise victory at the 1981 Academy Awards) and enchant audiences for years (the score is still one of the most recognized instrumental movie themes ever heard). Consider that it also features a lead character who runs in a…

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Big Business

BB.5 (out of 5) Despite terrific performances and some clever camera tricks, this film is never really more than a collection of hammy situations around a one-joke premise. Two sets of twin sisters are mixed up at birth when a rich New York couple travelling through the south go into labour during their road trip…

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