Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

STREAMING: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

STREAMING: LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING

Free Guy is a fun, ludicrous, attention-diverting little romp whose biggest draw is Ryan Reynolds’ comedy timing, whereas The Published 10 Oct, 2021 09:29am
SPOTLIGHT: TILL DEATH DO US PART

SPOTLIGHT: TILL DEATH DO US PART

Like the filmmaker Rahul Aijaz’s love for the movies, which runs deep and serious, graveness and solemnity seeps into every nook Published 10 Oct, 2021 09:12am
STREAMING: OLD AND TIRED

STREAMING: OLD AND TIRED

Akin to its title, M. Night Shayamalan’s Old turns stale on you long before the end credits roll Published 26 Sep, 2021 11:05am
STREAMING: KATE AND DRIED

STREAMING: KATE AND DRIED

Neither kinetic nor very engaging, Kate is mired in its impulses to be a facsimile of genre tropes and trending visual styles Published 19 Sep, 2021 07:58am
STREAMING: REBOOTING HE-MAN

STREAMING: REBOOTING HE-MAN

Kevin Smith’s shepherding of The Masters of the Universe continuation on Netflix sits somewhere between the spectacle of the DC Published 29 Aug, 2021 08:44am
POINT OF VIEW: MAKING A STATEMENT

POINT OF VIEW: MAKING A STATEMENT

Icon’s reviewer Mohammad Kamran Jawaid decided to take up a challenge to make a non-clichéd, film-quality telefilm on a limited Published 29 Aug, 2021 08:23am
STREAMING: KINDRED SPIRITS

STREAMING: KINDRED SPIRITS

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a laid back piece of anime, concise, profound and relatable — like real life, where even the Published 22 Aug, 2021 09:03am
STREAMING: BEING SUICIDAL

STREAMING: BEING SUICIDAL

The frantic pace and the seemingly all-over-the-place plot somehow gel together in director James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am
SPOTLIGHT: SONGS THAT MAKE A NATION

SPOTLIGHT: SONGS THAT MAKE A NATION

Whatever happened to good quality ‘milli naghmay’? Why do we keep going back to songs from 30 or even 50 years ago to rekindle the Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am
STREAMING: MADE TO ORDER

STREAMING: MADE TO ORDER

Predictable Mimi’s saving grace is its acting performances while Jungle Cruise, despite a lack of chemistry between its leads Published 08 Aug, 2021 06:53am
STREAMING: ALL JUICED OUT

STREAMING: ALL JUICED OUT

Space Jam: A New Legacy is a remake that replaces the joy of the original with tedium, while The Forever Purge seems to be a Published 01 Aug, 2021 07:04am
SPOTLIGHT: AS CHARMING AS CAN BE

SPOTLIGHT: AS CHARMING AS CAN BE

Prince Charming seems to have all the right ingredients for a well-made short: major A-list actors, Sheheryar Munawar debuting as Updated 03 Aug, 2021 12:52pm
STREAMING: ALL ABOUT THE LOKI-VERSE

STREAMING: ALL ABOUT THE LOKI-VERSE

With Loki, Marvel demonstrates that you can still do a fresh cinematic take on comic book characters, without sullying the Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:44am
STREAMING: BACK TO BLACK

STREAMING: BACK TO BLACK

Black Widow just works, and the best part is one doesn’t have to know the lore of the Marvel cinematic universe to enjoy it Published 18 Jul, 2021 07:38am
SCREEN: FUTURE IMPERFECT

SCREEN: FUTURE IMPERFECT

Despite its video game level action plotting, The Tomorrow War has enough going for it to remain engaging Published 11 Jul, 2021 08:03am
SPOTLIGHT: A RETURN TO THE MOVIES

SPOTLIGHT: A RETURN TO THE MOVIES

The good news is cinemas are re-opening. The bad news is there’s not much of a pipeline of international films and the problems of Published 04 Jul, 2021 06:29am
STREAMING: BARELY GOOD ENOUGH

STREAMING: BARELY GOOD ENOUGH

Both Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg, and Pixar’s Luca, are good enough to spend time with. Just don’t go in with high Published 04 Jul, 2021 06:29am