Cine-phile, reviewer, pop culture analyst
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞 - 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫-𝐌𝐚𝐧: 𝐀𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫-𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞
𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 - 𝐉𝐨𝐚𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐦 𝐃𝐨𝐬 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐬, 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐊. 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐊𝐞𝐦𝐩 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬
𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 - 𝟏𝟒𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐬
Sometimes the hype is misleading. Especially if you consider the proliferation of social media and how much an exaggeration of the qualities of a movie is confused with the dopamine high experienced as a perspective of subjective approval.
Sometimes though, the hype is legitimately pointing towards the truth.
What we have here is a hybrid form of filmmaking. Filmmaking where…
There is always something revealing about the innermost psyche of a director in his debut feature, a form of perspective so unvarnished that the impact of that perspective only hits harder. The emotions depicted aren't new, but the approach to depicting them manages to imbibe a new meaning for the viewer.
It is not enough that Joyland is the love story between Haider, the youngest son of a patriarch in a middle-class Pakistani family, who falls in love with a…
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein 2022
Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein (Season 1) left me confused. The show’s premise is pretty simple. Set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, the daughter of a politician gets infatuated with a classmate. The classmate, our protagonist is also the son of the accountant of the said politician. Soon, the politician and his family leave the town for 15 years. It was when, according to our protagonist, his life started looking up. He improved in his studies, grew up to…
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018
𝐌𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫. 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭.
Having watched Across the Spider-Verse, rewatching Into The Spider-Verse only reiterates the message that its sequel is so empathetic in pointing out.
Anyone can wear a mask. Anyone can be Spider-Man.
From a thematic and intersectional perspective, that message is the quintessential cornerstone this trilogy will tackle. It isn't a coincidence that the protagonist is Miles Morales, because amidst a…
Love, Death & Robots: Jibaro 2022
The story of a deaf knight and a siren of myth attracted to each other. She because he is unaffected by her scream, he because she is a mythological creature adorned with treasure. What occurs in Alberto Mielgo's 18 minute short with an almost manic camera work moving in and out of focus, is the deconstruction of myths and reconstructing it through a far violent and haunting lens. The snatching of the treasure is eerily reminiscent of the snatching of…
1. If i had a nickel for every time a Netflix Bollywood or a soon to be released Netflix Bollywood movie uses the story of the frog and the scorpion as its central theme, I would have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but I am still surprised it is more than one.
2. Try as I might I still don't understand how the first fable narrated by Konkona Sen Sharma's character even remotely wraps itself around the…