Aswin Sivaraman

Aswin Sivaraman Pro

Favorite films

  • Personal Problems
  • Blow Out
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

Recent activity

  • Matt Rife: Natural Selection


  • Whiplash


  • Jailer


  • Edge of Tomorrow


Recent reviews

  • Jailer



    Really enjoyed this third time around. This is surely Nelson’s best film, Anirudh’s most unique soundtrack work, inarguably the top-raking Tamil film in the box office, but deservedly, this might be the best one of the year. The screenplay is such a strong balance of dark humor and poignancy. A great movie-within-a-movie distraction with the Blast Mohan bits.

  • Leo



    Not nearly as smart as its predecessor Vikram, but overall, Leo delivers on being bloody sweet—emphasis on “bloody”.

    With his sixth outing, director Lokesh Kanagaraj really knocks it out of the park with his signature approach to Tamil hyperviolence; the fight scenes are fantastically choreographed. It bothers me then that the film is filled with so much glaringly obvious CGI—the car chase sequence perhaps the biggest offender. For a film with such solid fight choreo, practical effects would have done…

Popular reviews

  • The One I Love

    The One I Love


    A witty romantic tale laced with Twilight Zone/Inception type mind-fuckery. I haven't felt this good about a movie like this since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Much thanks for the recommendation, Edgar Wright!

  • Boyhood



    On some level, Boyhood relates to practically everyone, and it is for that reason that I can proudly say that Richard Linklater has crafted what is arguably the best coming-of-age film, but unarguably a cinematic masterpiece.

    It was surprising how extensively Linklater utilized the product placement of everyday items from the 2000s to really hit the audience with wave after wave of nostalgic feelings. The aptly compiled soundtrack successfully does the same. All-throughout, the film is a perfect glimpse at…