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'1899': Baran bo Odar returns with another mind-bending series after 'Dark'

'1899': Baran bo Odar returns with another mind-bending series after 'Dark'

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-24 18:35:13

2020 was the year of non-English web series. Dark stormed Netflix and became one of the most successful foreign-language TV series worldwide. Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese were the creator...

'The Crown' continues to be controversial in the season 5

'The Crown' continues to be controversial in the season 5

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-17 15:45:29

Silver screen portrayals have always been successful in offending the British Monarchy. The most recent one would be The Crown, which has been covering the reign of Queen Elizabeth II since its p...

'FIFA Uncovered' reveals the dark side of football

'FIFA Uncovered' reveals the dark side of football

Iftekharul Islam 2022-11-14 14:01:55

Football is a global sport that brings countries together. This sport has been a medium for friendship between countries for over a century. FIFA entered the scene as a regulatory body in 1904 and has...

Mr. Harrigan's Phone: A bad adaptation of an unpopular Stephen King novella   

Mr. Harrigan's Phone: A bad adaptation of an unpopular Stephen King novella  

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-12 17:03:42

Stephen King needs no introduction. He is the master of horror storytelling. His numerous horror novels and stories sent shivers down readers' spines for decades. His works have been adapted into mo...

‘The Empress’ is an honest attempt to emulate ‘The Crown’

‘The Empress’ is an honest attempt to emulate ‘The Crown’

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-10 17:43:52

Period dramas on Netflix have seen moderate to massive success in recent years, the most notable being The Crown. This period drama is the most popular for depicting the real-life events of the Britis...

'Dahmer- Monster' - America's most hated serial killer's perfect screen-portrayal

'Dahmer- Monster' - America's most hated serial killer's perfect screen-portrayal

Iftekharul Islam 2022-10-04 18:14:38

In the 20th century, the United States had multiple cases of serial killers. Some commit murders because of their sociopathic nature, while others do it for fun. One of them is Jeffrey Dahmer, an Amer...

Cyberpunk Edgerunners: Anime spin-off surpassing the original video game

Cyberpunk Edgerunners: Anime spin-off surpassing the original video game

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-25 17:21:46

It's 2076, the age of a dystopian future. Governments are no longer in charge; private corporations make all decisions for fragmented societies. They compete against each other for dominance over peop...

'Jogi' preaches friendship and humanity amidst religious unrest

'Jogi' preaches friendship and humanity amidst religious unrest

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-22 16:46:18

Religious violence has been a part of the Indian Subcontinent for centuries. Even in modern times, people still nurture hatred against people of other religions and commit atrocities in the name of Go...

Narco-saints: K-drama’s version of the famed Narcos

Narco-saints: K-drama’s version of the famed Narcos

FE Online 2022-09-19 18:30:10

Drug crime thriller series have been popular since Netflix’s Narcos in 2015. A drug kingpin is ruling over the country behind the curtains, pulling off political strings, and local and...

'I Am a Killer' is a thoughtful Netflix true crime documentary

'I Am a Killer' is a thoughtful Netflix true crime documentary

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-15 19:53:57

True crime documentaries have been the cream of Netflix's popular shows. Among them, the most popular would be Mindhunter, which documents America's most infamous serial killers through the eyes...

'Indian Matchmaking' returns for the second season, fails in matchmaking again

'Indian Matchmaking' returns for the second season, fails in matchmaking again

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-11 16:47:15

India is famous for many things worldwide. However, the world also knows India for its people’s lavish wedding ceremonies that last for days.  Netflix’s wedding reality show Ind...

'Devil in Ohio' lacks the devil in it!

'Devil in Ohio' lacks the devil in it!

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-04 18:29:04

Cults are one of the recurring stereotypes in the horror genre. Cults bring unsettling feelings to the audience through their dogmatic beliefs and sometimes violent and inhumane rituals. Netflix's lim...

Mo: The life of a Palestinian refugee in America

Mo: The life of a Palestinian refugee in America

Iftekharul Islam 2022-09-03 18:36:14

Muslims are generally not portrayed positively in Hollywood. They are portrayed as the antagonists most of the time. But in recent years, comedy dramas like Hulu's Ramy portrayed Muslims from a new pe...

'The Sandman' is a worthy adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic masterpiece

'The Sandman' is a worthy adaptation of Neil Gaiman's comic masterpiece

Iftekharul Islam 2022-08-07 20:13:01

Neil Gaiman has an unusual way of admixing mythology, philosophy, and many other literary elements into his masterful storytelling.  The Sandman is considered to be his magnum opus for this spec...

Season 3 of 'The Boys' ends with more madness and a diabolical climax

Season 3 of 'The Boys' ends with more madness and a diabolical climax

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-28 13:45:26

The Boys is an ongoing buzz and a major iconoclast series in the superhero genre shown on the OTT platform Amazon Prime.  This show is mainly adapted from the comic book series of the same name...

Persuasion: A botched Jane Austen adaptation with Netflix formula

Persuasion: A botched Jane Austen adaptation with Netflix formula

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-26 18:47:21

In early 19th century of Britain, women of the aristocratic society had little autonomy over their life. They were seen as a burden to the family if could not be married at their prime age. They had o...

Jaadugar is a feel-good movie with simple plot

Jaadugar is a feel-good movie with simple plot

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-07-25 15:27:24

Jitendra Kumar has become a widely known face among the Indian audience. His roles in Kota Factory and Panchayat have won the hearts of millions of viewers.  He continued his benchmark role as a...

The Man From Toronto: Another hyped Netflix movie ends in disappointment

The Man From Toronto: Another hyped Netflix movie ends in disappointment

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-07-20 17:55:12

Any movie starring Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson and Kaleo Cuoco is supposed to be a hit.  But 'The Man from Toronto,' despite having all these heavyweights, disappointed the viewers. However, wit...

Resident Evil game franchise returns strongly with live action Netflix show

Resident Evil game franchise returns strongly with live action Netflix show

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-19 17:53:33

Video game adaptations are always seen to have bad luck on the silver screen. Lack of storytelling, little-to-no character development, poorly choreographed action sequences- all these are enough to f...

Netflix’s ‘Spiderhead’ does injustice to George Saunders’ original story

Netflix’s ‘Spiderhead’ does injustice to George Saunders’ original story

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-17 15:12:20

After the massive success of Top Gun: Maverick, director Joseph Kosinski's second film this summer is Spiderhead, the science-fiction movie not expected to be a total blockbuster but safe enough to be...

Stranger Things season 4 part 2 ends with more mystery and cliffhangers

Stranger Things season 4 part 2 ends with more mystery and cliffhangers

Iftekharul Islam 2022-07-05 15:02:25

After the release of the first part of season 4, Stranger Things reveals many of the secrets of the Kingpin of the Upside Down universe and its motive to kill everyone in the town of Hawkins in the la...

Neil Gaiman’s 'The Sandman' finally gets live screen adaptation

Neil Gaiman’s 'The Sandman' finally gets live screen adaptation

Iftekharul Islam 2022-06-18 17:00:19

Neil Gaiman is a popular name in the fantasy genre of novels. Many of his acclaimed books, such as Coraline, American Gods, and Good Omens, have been adapted into movies or TV series and became succes...

Man vs. Bee: The return of the legend of Rowan Atkinson

Man vs. Bee: The return of the legend of Rowan Atkinson

Shuvodip Biswas 2022-06-02 14:20:12

It is 10 pm at night. The TV opens, it’s Cartoon Network. A night alley can be seen. Suddenly, a circle of light hits the ground and a man falls, feeling like an alien spaceship has abandoned th...

'Senior Year' shows the vagueness of perishable high-school and social media fame

'Senior Year' shows the vagueness of perishable high-school and social media fame

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-05-25 15:01:00

What if you wake up from a 20-year coma and see everything around you has changed for good? You would feel lost, frightened and unable to keep up with the current cultural trends. Senior Year, the 202...

The Archies cast announcement creates buzz of the nostalgic comic series

The Archies cast announcement creates buzz of the nostalgic comic series

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-15 14:34:41

The name Archie brings nostalgia for the generation X people in the subcontinent. Running since the ‘40s, this comic series had a major hype among teenagers and young adults.  The fame of...

Choose or Die: Netflix's failed experiment of '80s retro game concept

Choose or Die: Netflix's failed experiment of '80s retro game concept

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-14 15:07:28

Techno-horror is a relatively new sub-genre introduced in the horror movie industry, garnering moderate success in the recent decade. Many film producers became interested in this sub-genre with horro...

Russian Doll: Netflix’s comedy-drama with a touch of science fiction

Russian Doll: Netflix’s comedy-drama with a touch of science fiction

Iftekharul Islam 2022-05-09 11:56:59

Time loop is an intriguing concept. As shown in the movie Edge of Tomorrow, the protagonist gets to start over everything from a certain point when he dies.  But what happens when the time loop...

The In Between: A movie with a different taste

The In Between: A movie with a different taste

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-04-24 13:12:34

American romance movies designed for young adults and teenagers have a cliché narrative where the boy and the girl move through many obstacles but their relationship ultimately culminates in a...

Death on the Nile fails to meet the expectations of Agatha Christie fans

Death on the Nile fails to meet the expectations of Agatha Christie fans

Iftekharul Islam 2022-02-19 12:35:10

When talking about detectives in English literature, Hercule Poirot is considered the second most famous detective of all time.  Agatha Christie’s widely popular detective novel series has...

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein - Netflix's most popular Indian drama in Bangladesh right now

Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein - Netflix's most popular Indian drama in Bangladesh right now

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-01-25 13:56:28

Dramas that are based on small-town settings are often capable of having the most twisted setups of all possible genres.  ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein,’ Netflix’s recent Indian dra...