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  • Gintama: The Movie

    Gintama: The Movie

    ★★★★

    Normally it is unheard that a completely serious film starting with a 'goofing off without a care in the world' kind of totally comedic beginning, but old habits die hard and for Gintama comedy is everything.But the series is also defined by its ability to change the moods and adapt to it all of a sudden.The moment the actual Shinyaku Benizakura-hen starts, air in atmosphere changes and music gives chills, promising to once again provide the bloodrush, thrill and goosebumps…

  • Amen

    Amen

    ★★★½

    First time watching it in a single stretch than in bits and pieces.A fine blend of good cinematography and nice music in a simple story.

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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…