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Baby Reindeer on Netflix is based on the real-life stalking incident of the show’s creator, Richard Gadd. The series follows a fictionalized representation of comedian Richard Gadd who plays the role of Donny, a decent enough comedian and a very successful bartender who develops a flirtatious relationship with Martha (Jessica Gunning), an unkempt, slightly creepy woman who tells that she is a very influential lawyer but in reality, she cannot even barely afford even the most basic things, such as a cup of coffee. 

Baby Reindeer Story

Situated in a police department of London station, Donny Dunn (the real Richard Gadd as himself) stumbles into the front desk to inform a bored, uninterested police officer that he is being chased. Donny had encountered a woman called Martha in the bar where he works, and she had begun to stalk him and had written thousands of emails per day to him. 

When Martha’s fascination turns into full-fledged stalking, resulting in 41,071 emails and 350 hours of voicemail, Donny finds himself compelled to face up to previous traumatic events and accept responsibility. What happens next forms the basic premise of Baby Reindeer as dealing with Martha’s introduction in his life leads Donny to address with a sexual assault that occurred on the comedy network and larger concerns regarding his gender identity and position in the world. 

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Baby Reindeer Performances

Richard Gadd is oustanding in the role of Donny, a force to reckon with in each and every scene he features in, even in the scenes which show him during Donny’s most unpleasant moments. He expresses his most personal feelings on screen, establishing the stressful headspace of his inner fears, disbelief, and, finally, strength with a rawness and sincerity that is both courageous and intriguing. His performance is defined with periods of poignant sensitivity mixed with flashes of anger and resistance, resulting in a complicated depiction of a man dealing with the consequences of trauma. 

However, one cannot miss the character of Jessica Gunning, whose powerful performance as Martha will make you feel really empathetic for her one minute and the take you by surprise the very next minute, making you tremble. The actual horror of the entire situation is heightened by really uncomfortable close-ups and interlude text cards that show various snippets and previews of the most disturbing text messages Donny receives from Martha on a regular basis. 

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Baby Reindeer Writing

The series begins with a remarkable mix of interactive elements, discourse, and audience participation, pulling audience members into Gadd’s universe with an uncomfortable and very moving proximity. Gadd carefully puts together fragments of recollection, trauma, and reflection using a nonlinear narrative framework, enabling the viewers to join him in putting together the pieces of the puzzle of his journey. 

Baby Reindeer Conclusion

Within the sadness, there are times of amazing beauty and relief. Gadd’s journey serves as a tribute to the human being’s resilience, reminding us that even at the worst of times, there’s still hope for recovery and restoration, Baby Reindeer proves exactly that in its concluding moments making it an intense and captivating binge-watch over the weekend. 

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The Batman: Unpopular Opinions From Critics And Audience

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Unpopular Opinions About The Batman

The Batman is getting tremendous applause from critics and audiences alike. The newest rendition based on the YEAR ONE and THE LONG HALLOWEEN comics had a tremendous weekend collection with a staggering $258 million at the global box office and has already passed the milestone of $300 million fifth day, confirming that it is being loved worldwide. 

Although there are certain people, both critics, and audience, that feel otherwise and have presented different opinions. Scroll down to read the unpopular opinions about the Batman movie.

The Batman: Unpopular Opinions From
Critics And Audience

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 1: Pacing and Run time

The Batman: Pacing and Run time

The film has very slow pacing with a run time of 2h 56m, which is a lot for today’s audience.

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The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 2: Underdeveloped chemistry between The Bat and The Cat

The Batman: Underdeveloped chemistry between The Bat and The Cat

Though both are great characters on their own, Batman and Catwoman’s chemistry falls apart at some crucial points. 

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 3: Underutilisation of supporting characters

The Batman: Underutilisation of supporting characters

Some integral supporting characters like Alfred (Batman’s most trusted ally) seem very underutilised and do not contribute to the storyline as expected. 

The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 4: Hyper-realistic and Lacks Action

The Batman: Hyper-realistic and Lacks Action

The Batman being very realistic takes the experience and thrill of watching a comic book movie away. The film places action sequences in very few places which takes away the thrill.

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The Batman Unpopular Opinions Number 5: Forced inclusion

The Batman: Forced inclusion

Joker’s inclusion doesn’t seem like a genuine story demand and is more of a forced inclusion.

Are you one of those who have felt the similar things mentioned in the post? Or are you one of those who have ushered nothing but love upon the film? Do let us know in the comments. 

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The World Of Thrillers, Gunfires & Cold-Blooded Mobsters

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A SonyLiv crime drama presenting the powerful Atwals owning a huge resort in the heart of Manali enjoying the marriage of the family’s son. The plot takes its villainous twists and turns after a patriarch shoots a tribal dancing girl under the influence of gaiety and alcohol. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The world of thrillers, gunfires & cold-blooded mobsters

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Dramatis personae

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Dramatis personae

The script is full of a multitude of eccentric characters who are completely ruthless and thoroughly corrupt. The only innocent person with a conscience is killed in cold blood. Surya Sharma as Rinku with his sharp gangster image obviously created a lasting impact. Also, Papaji played by Harsh Chhaya as the filthy-mouthed alcoholic impresses the audience beyond measure. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: Good or Evil?

Perhaps, this crime thriller is not the one that would give you an easy choice between who is just or who is a criminal. This is undoubtedly an innovative way to portray how reality unfolds itself when lawlessness is the law of the land, where there is no thin line between good men and bad men. From the cops to the media persons, everyone is corrupt in the drama.

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The post-truth era

No single person in the story is a man of integrity, everyone is fallible to the delicacies of money and power. If you are someone who seeks at least some morals, sorry to tell you, this one will disappoint you. Truth is just a matter of perspective here, untrustworthiness rules. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: A little exhausting at times

The first season would definitely be a wild ride where you would be constantly thrilled to know what lies ahead but certainly, the experience gets saturated after a while. It is maybe because of the constant bombardment of twists after twists that the characters make or rather it is the same chor-police narrative that is to blame. The second season feels a little stretched till the end of time. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The Naxals

The show certainly did a great job in mainstreaming the Naxal ideology. As the difference between good & bad blurs, the audience is slightly invited to shift to the tribal perspective. The character played by Koyal, a tribal girl is extraordinary in depicting the rules of the jungle where the less powerful have no means but to be on a killing spree to get whatever little justice they can for the damages done to them. 

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Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The language 

The show depicts an influx of Bengali & Punjabi cultures. If looked at carefully, the differences between the lifestyle of these two states are clearly visible that making the show vibrant in its own way. Especially the cuss words of Punjabi are so crude that they will betray your ears. 

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The message

Well, life is of little value when politics, money, and power proves to be larger than the humans who have created them in the very first place. People are ready to do almost anything for petty freebies. In such a world even the influence of insensitive sex & drugs appears pretty normal.

Undekhi Season 2 Web Series Review: The ending

Season 2 ended with lots of melodrama and gunshots. The bombs interspersed with lots of action sometimes appeared to be just too much but definitely not enough to deter the echo of the coming seasons if there are any in the cue. Although, that would be like asking a lot from the direction team if they have to cater to its loyal audience with the same thrill. 

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The stellar performances with some really good situational shenanigans make it worth giving it a try. 

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A Thursday: A Gripping Yet Predictable Thriller

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The story is about a playschool Teacher Naina, who keeps 16 small students as hostages and keeps a series of demands in return for every kid. Consequently, it becomes an emergency in the country.

A Thursday Review: Cinematography

The Cinematography is relevant to the gripping thriller with a certain subtlety. It is successful in creating a background to the plot with a little darkness and constant rain to keep the viewer engaged and let the audience wonder what might happen next. 

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A Thursday Review: Pace

A Thursday has a runtime of 129 minutes that feels a little exaggerated, particularly when the film delves into searching Naina’s past. Also, the film feels predictable in the end and seems a bit long. 

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A Thursday Review: Theme

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The film raises an important issue of capital punishment for rapists by highlighting the lifelong impact on victims of sexual violence and the inability of the system to deliver justice. 

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A Thursday Review: Performances

There can be contrasting views, but the performances have been noteworthy. Yami Gautam proves her matte as an actor again with a fine performance that holds the film.

Neha Dhupia has again done a commendable job while playing a pregnant cop and understands her character well. Atul Kulkarni makes hard efforts to make us believe in his character but seems overdramatic at some points 

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Overall, the movie tries to keep the audience engaged with the viewer but feels predictable after a point. However, it successfully conveys an important theme.

Watch the film for its theme and performances particularly if you are a thriller fan. 

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