Siddhant Adlakha

Siddhant Adlakha is a critic and filmmaker from Mumbai, though he now lives in New York City. They're more similar than you'd think. Find him at @SiddhantAdlakha on Twitter

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Get a Crash Course in Indian Independent Cinema

Go to New York’s MoMA for this epic film fest if you can; stream the films online if you can’t

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Go See ‘The Woman King,’ Based on a Real-Life Group of Wonder Women

The action is crowd-pleasing enough, but the real draw is the excellent acting

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Disney’s ‘Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva’ is a Poor Attempt at a Bollywood Avengers

Not even the visual effects could save this long anticipated, Hindi superhero film

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Bollywood’s ‘Forrest Gump’ Remake Takes Some Major Swings

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ translates and updates the original to wrestle with Indian nationalism

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In ‘Easter Sunday’ Jo Koy Doesn’t Shine As Much As We Hoped

The well-meaning studio comedy unfortunately flattens Filipino identity to a checklist


Singaporean Indie Flick ‘#LookAtMe’ Is More Than Just Social Media Satire

Ken Kwek’s latest film also offers a biting critique of the country’s most regressive laws

'Shin Ultraman' is the follow-up to 'Shin Gojira,' the next to reimagine a Japanese legend for a modern audience

Save Us, Ultraman!

‘Shin Ultraman’, the new film dedicated to this Japanese icon, delivers childlike wonder with sophisticated visual effects, even if it struggles to make good on some big ideas

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An Epic Spin Through the Multiverse–No, Not That One

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ offers a fresh, frenetic take on Asian American family drama, with a sci-fi twist

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‘Ms. Marvel’ Remixes the Character’s Origin With More Cultural Specificity

Disney+’s new series brings Pakistani American multigenerational family drama to the MCU


PRIDE: How ‘Fire Island’ Director Andrew Ahn Paints a Vivid Portrait of Queer Asian America

One of American indie cinema’s underrated talents looks back on his career so far