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  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★

    It’s a well observed character drama… at times? frankly, the film’s dénouement is left so ambiguous that I’m not sure what it wanted to achieve; I guess that’s why I’m not sure what to say about the film. There’s definitely a deeper bond with the main character than in most romances, thus leading to a more layered understanding of her emotions; yet at the same time it feels like the film kinda skips the introductory part, and just tries to…

  • Victoria

    Victoria

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    While I will never understand those people who condemn cinema to an arbitrary set of ‘basic rules’ for no other reason than a mere hidebound attitude, it is undeniable that Victoria’s running time of more than two hours feels pretty sparsely paced, with not that much going on compared to most thrillers. In reality, the issue is that we’re looking it from the wrong angle. Put it in perspective and these may be the most eventful two hours of anybody’s…

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  • Love and Death

    Love and Death

    ★★★★

    Bizarrely absurd for an Allen film—which works out to produce some of Allen's best comedy; and some of its broadest, thus aiding the audience to find at least some of it funny, akin to their sense of humour. Or, better even, like me, one might find all of it funny; in which case what we have here is an unforgettable experience, filled with great moments of joy, fantastic performances, and overall, a great sense of humour.

  • Whatever Works

    Whatever Works

    ★★½

    Standard fare for a Woody Allen film, yet, despite being funny at times, it doesn't really manage to create people, which consequently makes everything fall rather flat. At times it feels as if stereotypes are talking to each other, instead of round human beings; conversations don't ring true, thus subverting all the interplay that there is between these very distinct viewpoints—which there is, handled in a usual Allen'esque way which really, is what saves the film from being a complete…