Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

CINEMASCOPE: STRANGE NEW WORLDS

CINEMASCOPE: STRANGE NEW WORLDS

Almost anyone, even if they do not know the bare essentials of Marvel film-verse’s back-history, can enjoy Dr. Strange in the Published 15 May, 2022 10:48am
SPOTLIGHT: A JOURNEY OF FEELINGS

SPOTLIGHT: A JOURNEY OF FEELINGS

Summer release Rehbara is the first time that Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Omar have been paired up on the big screen and revolves around Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:54am
CINEMASCOPE: SUCKING THE LIFE OUT

CINEMASCOPE: SUCKING THE LIFE OUT

Sony’s solo film of the Marvel character Morbius, despite the efforts of the redoubtable Jared Leto, is quite a mess, and reminds Published 17 Apr, 2022 01:18pm
STREAMING: LEARNING AND ACCEPTANCE

STREAMING: LEARNING AND ACCEPTANCE

Dasvi is a light-hearted family film without violence or villains while Badhaai Do is a rather long story of two LGBTQ people who Published 17 Apr, 2022 12:14pm
CINEMASCOPE: GUILTY PLEASURES

CINEMASCOPE: GUILTY PLEASURES

Ambulance is pumped-up, raucous, but also subtle for a Michael Bay film, while The Bubble is a funny Judd Apatow take on... Published 10 Apr, 2022 10:46am
PRIME TIME: HOLIER THAN THOU

PRIME TIME: HOLIER THAN THOU

Ramazan programming is big business in Pakistan — no other country markets the holy month on television like we do. While some... Published 03 Apr, 2022 09:45am
THE ICON REVIEW: POOR RICH KIDS

THE ICON REVIEW: POOR RICH KIDS

While the basic idea is old and borrowed from earlier films, they were much better in every way imaginable than Thori Life... Published 20 Mar, 2022 08:38am
SPOTLIGHT: LETTING IN THE LIGHT

SPOTLIGHT: LETTING IN THE LIGHT

The subject of infertility generally hasn’t been tackled in both film or television in Pakistan, since it is often considered... Published 13 Mar, 2022 09:30am
THE ICON REVIEW: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

THE ICON REVIEW: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

Mohib Mirza’s Ishrat Made in China is an entertaining, well-produced, excessively quirky, comedy-actioner bereft of genuine... Published 13 Mar, 2022 08:30am
THE ICON REVIEW: REACHING FOR THE STARS

THE ICON REVIEW: REACHING FOR THE STARS

Chhu Le Aasman is the unexpected surprise of the season — one of the most well-written screen stories as far as low-budget... Published 06 Mar, 2022 08:35am
STREAMING: INFIDELITY AND FAME

STREAMING: INFIDELITY AND FAME

Karan Johar’s Gehraiyaan is a fine, fine film with excellent performances, while The Fame Game, an eight-episode series also... Published 06 Mar, 2022 07:06am
CINEMASCOPE: BIG BAD MOON

CINEMASCOPE: BIG BAD MOON

Moonfall has franchise written all over it and it could have been a great one too Published 27 Feb, 2022 09:04am
WIDE ANGLE: MURDER MOST FOUL

WIDE ANGLE: MURDER MOST FOUL

Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, starring Gal Gadot, is one of three adaptions of Agatha Christie’s famous novel that stand... Published 27 Feb, 2022 08:20am
STREAMING: FRANCHISE FAILURES

STREAMING: FRANCHISE FAILURES

Uncharted is nothing like the video game and is unexciting, while it would be better to re-watch Run Lola Run rather than its... Published 20 Feb, 2022 08:53am
STREAMING: TUNNEL VISION

STREAMING: TUNNEL VISION

As good as it is, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is not for everyone Published 13 Feb, 2022 09:33am
SPOTLIGHT: CUT IT OUT!

SPOTLIGHT: CUT IT OUT!

The film Javed Iqbal has run up against the arbitrariness and fecklessness of Pakistan’s censor boards — the same way Zindagi... Published 06 Feb, 2022 07:04am