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  • Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

    Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

    ★★★★½

    While it's true that Monogatari series revolves around Araragi Koyomi, the fact that Shinobu Oshino plays an important role in it is undeniable.The relationship between the two is extremely strong two the extent that the whole story of Monogatari basically starts with the meeting of the two.Kizumonogatari as a whole explains the relationships of Araragi with Shinobu, Hanekawa and Oshino.Tekketsu-hen laid the groundwork for the whole thing, Nekketsu-hen built the relationship of Araragi and Hanekawa and helped the progression of…

  • Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

    Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

    ★★★★

    It can be said the narrative style of Nekketsu-hen is the polar opposite of the minimalist and weird style of Monogatari series.For most of the time it has a linear flow and mainly focuses on the relation building between Araragi and Hanekawa.This is, however, done in a way that's different from the usal Monogatari methods.Nekketsu-hen simply portrays the relation as it is, opposed to the nonlinear and weird relation building usually seen in Monogatari.However, this has done no harm as…

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  • Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    ★★★★½

    No eerie music, no jump scares, still one of the greatest horror movies ever.When adapted, even James Whale wouldn't have thought he could do this much justice to the classic Mary Shelly novel.Whale's Frankenstein is sheer brilliance.Gorgeous gripping cinematography.Boris Karloff's mesmerising performance is brilliant.The make-up of the monster is fabulous.All this elegance in 1931, this is nothing less of a classic.Now after seeing two of James Whale's movies and realising the technical superiority of them considering the time period, I'm understanding that his films are inspirations to many films that came later.

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    The movie choses a Sherlockian method of storytelling; the famous private detective arrives, a truth is found out, but there's something else, and the things take a turn in the end, and the climax have an explanation of everything by the detective.However, more than the mystery or the methods in the plot, it's the filmmaking elements that makes it even more interesting.The cinematography, lighting, et al contributes highly to the success of the film.The charming and brilliant performances of the…