Stories for: Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

Movie Review: 2 States – or how to woo the parents

No one approves of Punjab marrying Tamil Nadu.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – just another sequel

Being an obligatory sequel in a much bigger thread of Marvel movies, it is made with the intention of being undemanding.

Movie Review: ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, better than the original

Bhoothnath Returns talks about a mix of emotions with a simple message: get up and vote.

Movie Review: Main Tera Hero, ‘Govinda Ishtyle’

Main Tera Hero is filler entertainment – the kind that slides in between more serious works of cinema.

Movie Review: Need for Speed's realism beats Fast and the Furious

For a movie with so much formulaic deadweight and a lack of dynamism, 'Need for Speed' is tastefully executed.

Movie Review: Divergent is no Hunger Games

For a movie targeting young-adults, and especially the female demographic, “Divergent” is pretty compliant.

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire, an epic fail

"300: Rise of an Empire" plays out more like a video game expansion pack rather than a full-fledged sequel.

Movie Review: Total Siyapaa

"Total Siyapaa" deliberately side-steps any real Indo-Pak bad-blood in favor of passive-aggressive bickering.

Movie Review: The Lego Movie

It’s a wonderful, lurid mess occasionally; sometimes, it’s simply lurid…in a good way.

Academy Awards: To preserve, honour and shape

This year’s Oscars, now a week old, has a rich record of upsets and achievements. As the routine went, it...

Movie Review: Gunday

The movie accomplishes a rare feat in today’s oh-so-modern Bollywood moviemaking flair: it goes 80-ish retrograde.

Academy Awards: The Oscars, come tomorrow

The answer differs, depending on personal preference, and let no one tell you otherwise. There is no clear-cut way ...

Movie Review: Pompeii

“Pompeii” is campy-fodder. Hate it all you want. You may end up liking some of it.

IFT’s Neil McCartney on Pakistani cinema, SIFF and film festivals

"I have met a number of film-makers since my arrival and some of them are very talented."

Movie Review: Highway

Journey of a young woman’s flight from the problems she padded away in her confined pretty-little-rich-girl lifestyle.

Animadversion: Talk to Her

At times, if director Spike Jonze’s Her feels awkwardly familiar, its only because the make-believe it builds on ...

Movie Review: RoboCop

RoboCop is essentially a fine pop-corn munching fest featuring a cop with a demolished body and a wounded heart.

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

It’s always a good idea to revisit movies to see where it stands up in the Oscar race.

Zinda Bhaag wins “Special Jury Award”

“Zinda Bhaag” shelved the “Special Jury Award” at the Closing Ceremony of Jaipur International Film Festival.

Movie Review: American Hustle

American Hustle” is difficult to classify because of its unorthodox approach to people rather than the con-game itself.

Opinion

Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014

Editorial

ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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