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Junaid Khan in Maharaj Netflix movie

Maharaj review: prehistoric anti-women disaster

Junaid Khan makes his debut in a Netflix movie that tackles blind faith and abuse of power. But what could’ve been a 19th-century #MeToo story is a typical Bollywood male saviour project.


Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Every Star Wars movie, ranked

From 1977’s A New Hope to 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker, film critic Akhil Arora ranks every Star Wars movie ever made.

Anya-Taylor Joy in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Every Mad Max movie, ranked

From Furiosa to Fury Road, Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic Akhil Arora ranks every Mad Max movie ever made.


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Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore in May December, one of the best movies on Netflix

The 25 best movies on Netflix US

What are the best movies on Netflix US? Baby Driver, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and The Matrix lead the way.





The latest episode of The Long Take, a weekly film podcast co-hosted by Akhil Arora.

all-time highlights

Shloka Mehta, Akash Ambani, Nita Ambani, Mukesh Ambani, Radhika Merchant, Anant Ambani, Isha Ambani, and Anand Piramal with Happy the golden retriever

Can everyone stop fawning over the Ambanis?

While the world is calling for a society without billionaires, Indian media and influencers are busy tripping over themselves to praise the super-rich.

Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Elle Fanning in The Great, and Jeremy Strong in Succession

The 10 best TV series of 2023

From Beef to Succession, Film Critics Guild member and Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic Akhil Arora lists his favourite TV shows from 2023.

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X

Which one is the best choice? The short answer is that there isn’t an obvious winner. That’s why I decided to compare them across the board.

The best TV shows of the 2010s

A compilation of my favourite series between 2010 and 2019—from Veep to The Crown.

The inside of a modern saloon

The world of autonomous driving

An inside look at the efforts of European car-makers, private stakeholders and legislators to help mould the future of driving.