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  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

    Detective Byomkesh Bakshy 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2015

    A very plotty noir (for a long stretch too plotty for its own good) that's really fun and pretty visually sumptuous. Like a lot of WWII-set noirs it moves from a simple case to an almost James Bond-level conspiracy but that almost adds to its novelty. I've never quite seen an Indian film like it.

  • Reality

    Reality 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

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    Interstellar 2014

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    Birdman 2014

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