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Rajeev Masand

Rajeev Masand is an Indian film critic. He works for Noida based English language news channel CNN-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN). He usually reviews Bollywood films and major Hollywood films released in India in his weekend show Now Showing. Rajeev Masand was thrice awarded ‘Best Entertainment Critic’ by the National Television (NT) Awards, in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Rajeev is Contributing Editor for GQ India, and writes a monthly column, Talk Movies for the magazine.

Tripping the Rift

Forget about shame, humanism and tolerance! Drive children away from the screen (they are still early) and those who are looking for script flaws...

“Southland Tales”: A Movie Review

Genres Comedy, Drama, Mystery Starring Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott Directed by Richard Kelly IMDB rating 5,4/10 MPAA rating R Release info 7 December 2007 Duration 2h 25min Southland Tales is a drama starring Dwayne...

“Better Off Dead”: A Movie Review

Genres Comedy, Romance Starring John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby Directed by Savage Steve Holland IMDB rating 7,1/10 Release info 11 October 1985 Duration 1h 37min Lane Myer is a high school student that's a...

“Flashdance”: A Movie Review

Genres Drama, Music, Romance Starring Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala Directed by Adrian Lyne IMDB rating 6,2/10 Release info 15 April 1983 Duration 1h 35min Movies that contain ambitious young characters are always an easy...

“Blood Diamond”: A Movie Review

Genres Adventure, Drama, Thriller Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly Directed by Edward Zwick IMDB rating 8,0/10 MPAA rating R Release info 8 December 2006 Duration 2h 23min The film Blood Diamond shows the diversity of Leonardo...

“The Spiderwick Chronicles”: A Movie Review

Genres Action, Adventure, Drama Starring Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn Directed by Mark Waters IMDB rating 6,5/10 MPAA rating PG Release info 14 February 2008 Duration 1h 36min Okay, so I'm a little behind. I did not...

“Thelma & Louise”: A Movie Review

Genres Adventure, Crime, Drama Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt Directed by Ridley Scott IMDB rating 7,5/10 MPAA rating R Release info 24 May 1991 Duration 2h 10min A movie about two women that decided...

“Wanted”: A Movie Review

Genres Action, Crime, Thriller Starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman Directed by Timur Bekmambetov IMDB rating 6,7/10 MPAA rating R Release info 27 June 2008 Duration 1h 50min Wanted was directed by Timur Bekmambetov and it is...

“Night at the Museum”: A Movie Review

Genres Adventure, Comedy, Family Starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais Directed by Shawn Levy IMDB rating 6,4/10 MPAA rating PG Release info 22 December 2006 Duration 1h 48min Is there a better way to spend New Years...

“True Grit”: A Movie Review

Genres Drama, Western Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen IMDB rating 7,6/10 MPAA rating PG-13 Release info 22 December 2010 Duration 1h 50min To say that the capable filmmaking Coen Brothers...