Posts Tagged ‘Dev Patel’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India

Lion

A worthy but overrated drama about a lost child longing to return home as an adult, "Lion" is the classic parable of the book being better than the movie.

Oscar shop talk with Ed and Chris

On our new podcast, Ed Johnson-Ott of NUVO Newsweekly talks about the Academy Awards with The Film Yap's own Christopher Lloyd.

Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India

Lion

The true story of an Indian boy stranded 1,600 miles from home is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

An engaging portrait of an unknown genius, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" wisely focuses on the relationships rather than the math.

Sharlto Copley provides the motion-capture performance and voice of the robotic title character in "Chappie," a 2015 Columbia Pictures release directed by Neill Blomkamp.

Chappie

"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.
Judi Dench Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Films with fully developed elderly characters shouldn't be a rarity, but this charming sequel highlights how scarce, and welcome, they are.

At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week One

A summer-long marathon of randomly recommended films begins with two Maggie Smith movies, a fascinating comedy and two "things" that can only be described as incomprehensible.

The Last Airbender

Oh, "The Last Airbender," how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways: