Kathy Gibson

Kathy Gibson

Owner of AccessBollywood.com, where I review Hindi films from an American perspective.

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  • Laxmii

    Laxmii

    Is it possible for a film to be longer than its actual runtime? Laxmii sure feels like it is. Every time I paused the movie — which released directly on the streaming service Hotstar — I swear, there was always more time remaining than there was before.

    Full review here.

  • Khuda Haafiz

    Khuda Haafiz

    ★★★★

    Khuda Haafiz (“May God Be Your Protector“) is the next step in action star Vidyut Jammwal’s shift away from characters who are ready-made killing machines and toward roles that require him to give a more complicated emotional performance. Sure, he still breaks arms and lands plenty of punches, but carnage isn’t the main goal.

    Full review here.

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  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★★½

    I'm happy to call out sexism in movies when I see it, but I think some have been quick to judge this version of CINDERELLA as a typical "damsel in distress" tale and leave it at that. Shortly after Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella in the attic, seemingly for good, Cinderella steels herself against her present circumstances, twirling as she remembers her night at the ball for what it is: a memory. She's not expecting to be rescued. She's making peace…

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★★½

    My favorite element of this movie are the gags that are the comic equivalent of jump scares: quick-hit gags with no setup that are as surprising as they are funny. Wright and Pegg are better at that than anyone else. This movie is great.