Here’s Your Chance To Finally Catch Up On These Amazing Movies During This Film Festival
Enjoy some of the best movies of recent era in utmost luxury with PVR Director’s Cut and Gold Class experience and be a part of Vkaao’s special Hollywood Movies Screenings.
Going to a theatre is an event for every Indian household. It’s generally the time when families go out for an experience. That is exactly why going for a good movie is of paramount importance.
A lot of times, we come across amazing but lesser-known movies long after they’ve been replaced in a theatre near us. A lot of us weren’t able to catch a lot of Oscar-buzz movies when they had received a theatrical release but Vkaao has us covered.
To mark the 6th anniversary of PVR’s Director’s Cut in Vasant Kunj, we’ve got a host of amazing movies that you can watch. Here are the movies that’ll be screened:
The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the life of Jordan Belfort, the actual wolf of Wall Street. A young stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, after losing his job due to the demonic Black Monday of 1987 in the US goes on to build a huge business empire by immoral means. The cinematic excellence of Martin Scorsese comes to the forefront in this fantastic movie and especially when you see the debauchery in all its glory, it’s magnificent and appalling at the same time.
One would think that there’s no such thing as an obscene amount of money but The Wolf of Wall Street goes out of its way to do the same.
Elizabeth Sloane (a bravura performance from Jessica Chastain) is a Washington lobbyist. She is so devious, so driven and so addicted to winning that she makes House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood look like a gentleman.
In a more traditional movie, Sloane would learn the usual lessons about love, friendship and the importance of a world beyond work. The old hierarchies would reassert themselves. There would be husbands, fathers or patriarchal bosses to keep her in check. What’s refreshing here is Sloane has none of these.
There is no attempt to root her behaviour in events in her childhood. She is far too busy working to have an inner life. If she feels tired after another 20 hour day, she will just pop another pill. If she has cravings for sex or companionship, she’ll pay for them – but she won’t waste time on small talk.
It isn’t the story’s evolvement that attracts you in Moonlight. It is more like a documentation of a person. But the amazing attention to details this movie gives to all those sensitive emotions and mental trauma of this hunk like character makes the viewer sympathise with the character.
Chiron is our protagonist and the film shows us the three stages of his life. He is getting picked by his friends in the childhood and in teenage also he is a victim for being the introvert. And after all that, in adulthood he is externally a totally different man but with all the vulnerabilities he had in the earlier stages is hidden inside that masculine body. With an intense screenplay which perfectly analyses the protagonist of the story, Jenkins sort of helps us in seeing the world through Chiron’s eyes.
Above all, this movie won the Academy Award for the best film this year.
Bridge of Spies
To say the film is an exercise in exceptional competence would sell short what it has to offer: a true story about standing up for the right, if unpopular, thing. This has meaning today, when we weigh the benefits of safety against the risk of individual (and civil) rights.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg join hands to come up with this compelling movie that keeps you at the edge of your seats.
I, Daniel Blake
I, Daniel Blake is a stirring, earnest, fierce, unadorned look at 21st Century Britain and a compelling call to arms.
In this satire, Loach expresses his rage against the British social system. This is the story of a sexagenarian widower (Dave Johns), a disarming worker disoriented after a heart attack. He is forbidden to return to work, but his disability pension has also been refused. Daniel is forced to put his life at risk, supplementing his unemployment benefits by taking on a few hours of work every week.
This is one of the finest satires to have come out in recent years.
Prisoners is hands down one of the best thirllers I’ve seen recently. It’s tight, it’s tense, it asks good question, and has well-crafted twist. It’s really worth the 150 minutes. The acting is stellar, and the direction is near-perfect. And no, I’m not saying that because the director is Denis Villeneuve you have to love the movie, this movie stays with you long after you’ve walked out of the theatre.
It’s really a good movie, which does lose a bit a steam around the 2 hours mark but gets back on track quick enough you won’t care much.
This heart-warming feature documentary features a 23-year-old autistic man who has seen and remembered every Disney movie. He shifts from Australia to America and that takes a toll on his professional life and his sexual well-being.
At about the age of ten, Owen had written and illustrated a hundred-page story about all of the wise and quirky Disney sidekick characters, naming himself the “protector of the sidekicks” who kept them safe from the monster terrorising the forest that was their home.
This movie is a lesser-known gem that needs to be watched by everyone.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game is based on the real story of a mathematician named Alan Turing. If you’ve ever written any code in your life, you know who he is. Turing was the mathematician who arguably won World War II for the Allied Forces by cracking the ‘Enigma code’ which was used by German forces to communicate with each other.
The constant in The Imitation Game is Benedict Cumberbatch’s terrific performance as Turing, which has much in common with his delightfully mercurial Sherlock Holmes, but with an underpinning of repressed emotion and quiet despair.
From the opening shot of Bruce Dern’s Woody Grant walking along the highway to begin a 900 mile journey from Nebraska to Montana, Nebraska looks stunning in its simplicity; just real locations and real people showing that real life can be more interesting than any CGI created universe.
The beauty of the story lies in how this road trip brings father and son together and the characters we are introduced to along the way. The film includes several of the themes and characteristics of Payne’s filmography. Affairs, communities, family, male identity, growing old, and discovering one’s self are common place in his films.
Amy is the story of Amy Winehouse in her own words. It features unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.
The movie opens with a home video of a 14-year-old Winehouse and some of her teenage friends, including her lifelong best friend and fellow singer-songwriter, Juliette Ashby, having a birthday party in the suburbs of London. The film makes great use of archival footage and Amy’s own personal recordings of her daily life, relying on such material more than conventional music doc interviews, which gives the audience a powerful feeling of getting a rare look behind the curtain of an icon.
12 Years A Slave
A free black man from New York is tricked into heading to the South, where he is drugged and sold into slavery. Without papers proving him free he is nothing more than livestock, instantly stripped of his personhood and even his identity, Solomon Northrup is thrust into a world that is completely mad.
An educated man who has lived a comfortable life, Northrup – now known as Platt – finds that every rational reaction he has is met with cruelty and violence. He quickly learns that the only way to survive is to leave himself behind, to participate in his own dehumanization by hiding his intelligence, his literacy, his sense of justice.
The Salesman (Farsi with Eng subs)
Two-time Oscar winning director Asghar Farhadi once again explores marital strife through a violent inciting incident, but this time he contrasts the events of his story against a production of Death of a Salesman, all in a critique of Iranian masculinity.
Emad and Rana are leading seemingly ordinary and happy lives at the start of the movie. That all changes, however, when a brutal crime occurs at the new residence. The abusive act does not reveal a dormant fissure between Emad and Rana; it creates one.
Do not miss this golden opportunity to catch these amazing movies at Vkaao. You can buy your tickets here.
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