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  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    That Obscure Object of Desire


    The master doing its magic. What to say? elegantly and efficiently shot. Like all his films, it has that deceitful matter-of-fact sort of style which, nonetheless, shows a movement that’s clearly been planned to the uttermost detail. Accompanied by a grabbing narrative whose deceitful and complex character’s nature make us question who deserves our sympathy the most, or at times, the least. A pleasure to watch—its narrative endeavours and ample thematic terrain definitely beg a rewatch.

  • Snatch



    Well, after countless recommendations I finally took the bait and watched Snatch… I wish I didn’t. I’m not sure what the appeal of this is but it definitely got the number one spot on my “not my type of comedy” list. Look, I like fun, wacky movies as much as the guy next door—Rush Hour was hilarious, I like Tarantino, hey, even Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes were quite amusing and entertaining films… which leads me to believe that what I…

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  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club


    Writing adolescents is hard. We’ve all been through there, but generally it is remembered as a hazy and ambiguous stage of our lives. Now, having said that, this is a tough film to make. Not only are all the main cast teenagers, but you’re choosing to spend an hour and a half with them, mostly enclosed in a single room—now, that takes some guts. I am honestly perplexed that it doesn’t fail tremendously. There is this little montage about 20…

  • The Purple Rose of Cairo

    The Purple Rose of Cairo


    This is it. Allen’s best film. Beautiful, smart, evocative, and painstakingly sincere. It is such a simple premise, yet somehow Allen manages to weave it in such a way that feels both spontaneous and inevitable—like any great story should. Just thinking how such a premise would be exploited nowadays, what turns would it take, the insipid plot beats..., makes one realise how fresh and utterly loving are the choices Allen makes, always coming from a place of deep respect for…