Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

SPOTLIGHT: THE ROAD TO A FILM ARCHIVE

SPOTLIGHT: THE ROAD TO A FILM ARCHIVE

Film producer Amjad Rasheed wants to give back to his industry. An under-production interview show with veteran actors and Published 24 Jan, 2021 06:44am
STREAMING: BAD PLAY-ACTING

STREAMING: BAD PLAY-ACTING

The half-baked plot of AK vs AK doesn’t take itself seriously, so why should we? Published 10 Jan, 2021 11:41am
CINEMASCOPE: WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE

CINEMASCOPE: WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE

Wonder Woman 1984 is by far the best superhero film to come out of DC in its clumsy present-day line-up Published 03 Jan, 2021 08:52am
SPOTLIGHT: THE GREAT OTT WAR

SPOTLIGHT: THE GREAT OTT WAR

The aggressive war of streaming platforms currently raging in North America will, inevitably, have an impact on Pakistani cinema Published 03 Jan, 2021 08:29am
STREAMING: RUN (AWAY) LIKE HELL

STREAMING: RUN (AWAY) LIKE HELL

Both the Sanjay Dutt-starring film Torbaaz and Swara Bhaskar-headlined series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag would have benefitted from saner Published 27 Dec, 2020 08:50am
SPOTLIGHT: ORBITS OF EXPECTATION

SPOTLIGHT: ORBITS OF EXPECTATION

Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz’s Chakkar is hoping to bring in a different genre to Pakistani cinema. But in a market dominated by Published 20 Dec, 2020 08:35am
STREAMING: TWO GEMS

STREAMING: TWO GEMS

Brush up your Hollywood history to fully enjoy Mank’s historic significance. Meanwhile, The Call is a nerve-racking supernatural Published 13 Dec, 2020 08:31am
SPOTLIGHT: A COMEDY OF CONS

SPOTLIGHT: A COMEDY OF CONS

Ghabrana Nahin Hai, currently under production, is a commercial, romance, comedy and drama film — or rather, a “masala” movie Updated 06 Dec, 2020 12:51pm
STREAMING: SHOOTING FOR THE MOON

STREAMING: SHOOTING FOR THE MOON

This week on Netflix: The animated Over The Moon could have been far grander while Rebecca is an entertaining enough remake with Published 06 Dec, 2020 08:46am
STREAMING: THE CONMEN OF INDIA

STREAMING: THE CONMEN OF INDIA

There is cautionary life lesson in Bad Boy Billionaires: India. But watching the drama unfold of the undoing of these uber-rich Published 29 Nov, 2020 06:54am
STREAMING: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

STREAMING: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

In this week’s two Netflix releases, there is a tacked-on feminist tilt in logic-deprived Kaali Khuhi while Anurag Basu’s Ludo is Published 22 Nov, 2020 07:55am
STREAMING: A LOVE LIKE NO OTHER

STREAMING: A LOVE LIKE NO OTHER

Umera Ahmed and Mehreen Jabbar’s web-series Ek Jhooti Love Story is like life itself: palliative, unpretentious, candid and Published 15 Nov, 2020 07:37am
THE ICON INTERVIEW: MAN OF ACTION

THE ICON INTERVIEW: MAN OF ACTION

Among other things, former fashion model-turned-producer, Aijazz Aslam has delved in the business of fashion as well. But what Published 08 Nov, 2020 08:46am
STREAMING: WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK

STREAMING: WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK

Two Netflix releases reviewed: The Haunting Of Bly Manor comes out as nothing short of brilliant; and Sorkin’s The Trial of the Published 01 Nov, 2020 06:55am
SPOTLIGHT: LOVE AND TRUTH

SPOTLIGHT: LOVE AND TRUTH

Directed by Mehreen Jabbar and written by Umera Ahmed, Zee5’s upcoming web series Ek Jhooti Love Story is an experiment in telling Published 18 Oct, 2020 07:14am
STREAMING: SCRAPING THE BARREL

STREAMING: SCRAPING THE BARREL

Icon reviews two Netflix releases. While the name Khaali Peeli actually suits the first one just fine, Ginny Weds Sunny works hard Published 18 Oct, 2020 07:14am