The Film Lawyers

Film reviews that don't follow precedent


January 2016

Carol is a beautifully crafted story of love and heartbreak.

By: Muneeb Arshid

Super 16 mm film stock is a gauge that is going the way of the dinosaur (yes, I do mean extinct). In an age where digital projection has taken over cinemas and with 3D being the future(?), it’s nice to see a filmmaker using a projection technique that was once championed by the great filmmakers of the past.
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Airlift Review: Akshay soars above the rest

By: Samar Khan

Based on a true story of Indians stuck in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion of the Gulf nation in the early 1990s, Airlift tells the tale of one of the more important characters on the ground who overcame all manner of obstacles to get his people out of a war-torn nation.
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Win an advance screening pass to The Choice


The Film Lawyers are proud to be able to give away an advance screening pass to the newest Nicholas Sparks film, The Choice starring Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Benjamin Walker. Continue reading “Win an advance screening pass to The Choice”

Macbeth: Excellent film making, too bad it’s boring

By: Akram Shaban

When I first heard that Michael Fassbender was going to play Macbeth in Justin Kurzel’s cinematic adaptation of the play, I got very excited. When I found out that Marion Cotillard was going to be Lady Macbeth, the excitement grew larger. I would not call myself a fan of Shakespeare or plays in general, but Macbeth has always been a favorite of mine (if I were to choose). Continue reading “Macbeth: Excellent film making, too bad it’s boring”

Tom Hooper Oscar baits himself into a corner with The Danish Girl

By: Muneeb Arshid

There have been many a “star-in-the-making” in terms of one’s acting output in their breakout year, but Alicia Vikander and her films in 2015 may just be the best example of someone already on the cusp of stardom at the conclusion of said year. She started as a period drama actor starring in a career-making role in A Royal Affair, where she had to learn an entirely new language for her lead role. That was back in 2011; in between then and 2015, she’s had minor roles that have kept her entrenched in the minds of casting directors.

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Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown

By: Samar Khan

“I want to assemble a task force for the most dangerous people on the planet.” Normally, such a line would imply that audiences are in for a dark and gritty thriller; David Ayer’s newest trailer for the upcoming Suicide Squad proves to be the exception to such implication, with its use of Bohemian Rhapsody as the trailer’s soundtrack illustrating just how wacky and wild the ride will be for audiences this summer. Continue reading “Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown”

Is Leo good enough to win an Oscar? The Revenant certainly says so

By: Muneeb Arshid & Samar Khan

Winning a single Oscar award is difficult as it is; just ask Leonardo DiCaprio. Winning two in back to back years is nigh impossible with the amount of talent that rises every year. That is the difficult position that director Alejandro G. Inarritu is in after winning the Best Director Oscar in 2014 for Birdman. However, if you were to ask the experts (if there ever can be for Oscar predictions), a good percentage of them would state that Inarritu has a great chance at winning his second consecutive Best Director Oscar for one of the most brutal films ever made, The Revenant Continue reading “Is Leo good enough to win an Oscar? The Revenant certainly says so”

Suicide Squad Trailer #1

Are you as excited as we are for this crazy (literally!) movie coming this August? The first trailer for Suicide Squad has been released.

Suicide Squad is in theatres August 5th, 2016.

Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar play a game of revenge in Wazir

By: Samar Khan

When you decide to cast the most iconic actor in Indian cinematic history alongside a burgeoning superstar, you had better be able to back up that level of star power with a script that is sublime from start to finish. Vidhu Vinod Chopra writes and produces this detective thriller that lacks the creative spark of his classic films (Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, 3 Idiots, P.K) but still makes for compelling viewing.
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