Siddhant Adlakha

Siddhant is a film critic for various publications including The New York Times, Vulture, The Guardian and Empire Magazine, as well as a video essay writer for CineFix. He's a member of the New York Film Critics Circle, and his work for IGN has won several L.A. Press Club awards, including Best Film Criticism at the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards.

Siddhant is originally from Mumbai and now lives in New York City.

Review

This is the Most Disturbing Movie You'll Never Want to Watch Again

The Devil’s Bath is one of the most upsetting films this year.

BySiddhant Adlakha
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The Power of Crowe Compels You In 'The Exorcism'

Joshua John Miller's goofy horror-drama finds a fun balance before petering out.

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Don’t Bother With Watching 'The Watchers'

Ishana Night Shyamalan's first feature is riddled with exhausting exposition.

BySiddhant Adlakha
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'Things Will Be Different' Is a Remarkable DIY Sci-Fi Indie

A simple time travel gimmick imbued with emotional complications.

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'Immaculate' is the Loudest Horror Movie You’ve Ever Heard

The movie’s good ideas fall victim to overbearing horror filmmaking.

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'Civil War' Will Set Your Senses Ablaze

Alex Garland’s terrifying dystopian war movie takes an apolitical bent for a political purpose.

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'Sasquatch Sunset' is Moving and Grossly Adorable

The Zellner Brothers cast big-time actors as grunting, pooping cryptids — and it works like a charm.

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'Road House' is Fun, But Embodies the Worst of Modern Hollywood

Doug Liman’s remake of the 1989 classic falls victim to a ruthless studio system that squeezes art for cash.

BySiddhant Adlakha
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'Napoleon' Is an Explosively Funny War Epic

Ridley Scott depicts a despot’s ambition while taking surprising creative detours.

BySiddhant Adlakha
Opinion

'The Flash' Gives You What You Want — And That's The Problem

The Flash clings to the past even as it distorts it.

BySiddhant Adlakha
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'Asteroid City' is a Surprisingly Spiritual Sci-Fi Venture for Wes Anderson

The ‘50s-set sci-fi feature is one of his most self-reflexive works.

BySiddhant Adlakha
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'The Pope’s Exorcist' is Devilish Fun, Despite Itself

Russell Crowe has a ball of a time, elevating an otherwise lukewarm horror entry.

BySiddhant Adlakha
The Inverse Awards

2022 belonged to RRR director S.S. Rajamouli

The director of this year's crossover Indian action epic RRR talks Top Gun, Avatar, and propaganda.

BySiddhant Adlakha