Watch it, weekend it: Your personal film festival of two days


By Atul Mishra

Newsgram is back with its weekend film festival for you. This time the list contains lesser known recent movies, indie films with less theatrical release. We have seen some incredible movies in the first half of 2015. Some are filled with drama, some with comedy, some highly hysterical and some really fun filled. Tracing the past months of 2015, the list of movies that imprinted their stories on the hearts of viewers can really be long. So let us look at a few selected, among many others, that you can download and make your weekend silvery.

Ex Machina – A British sci-fi thriller written and directed by Alex Garland stars Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac. A smart science fiction with totally new psycho-techno thrilling elements enthralls the minds of audience completely. The movie is replete with titillating displays of synthesized (female) skin. Highly praised by critics for its spellbinding images it’s a must watch.

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Knight of Cups – An American romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, has Terrence’s magic as always. This director delivers, yet again a great cinematic experience. The script is driven by the followings of the life of a screenwriter living in Los Angeles who is trying to make sense of the strange events that occur around him. What more can be said other than the fact that brilliant actors like Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman deliver stunning performances. There are moments of visual brilliance, moments of reverence and even grandeur.


German Angst– Starring Milton Welsh, this German movie is highly regarded as the best to have come out of Germany this year. What imprints on the heart of viewers with this cinema is its amazing portrayal of three interwoven German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin. This splendid fusion of three tales and “fil rouge” of old images of Berlin’s scariest architectures really leaves you mesmerized and you cannot help but think about this film even after leaving the screen.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service – A 2014 spy action – comedy film, with direction of Matthew Vaughn, made a tremendous box office collection. The film stars Colin Firth in the lead role. Kingsman narrates the recruitment and training of a secret agent, Gary “Eggsy” Unwin into a secret spy organization. Undoubtedly the best thing about the film is that it delivers total entertainment and yet, at the same time can be cited as serious in its own part. Numerable viewers relished the innovation of the film after coming out of the theatres.


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel-A British comedy-drama film directed by John Madden features an ensemble cast of great actors like Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, and Richard Gere, among others. Though not a huge box office success, it was highly praised by the critics. The most striking feature of the film is the talented and charming cast and hence other things hardly matter. Expansionist dream of opening a second hotel is all the more enthralling.