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  • Norte, the End of History

    Norte, the End of History

    ★★★★★

    Of late, questions are being raised by the people, both old and new on corruption, dysfunctional administration and basic civil rights trampled to the ground. While there exists a flurry of questions, there’s also reasonable doubt in the mind of the same section as far as the solution is concerned. More often than not, these questions have failed to bring an astute answer simply adhering to the fact that it is cumbersome and impossible after a certain extent to categorise…

  • A Page of Madness

    A Page of Madness

    ★★★★★

    “For love is the bane of honour, the death of duty.”

    If I were to take ten films with me on an island, where I would spend the rest of my days- the first of that collection would happen to be A Page of Madness. Little did I know that the experience would be so severe when I went in expecting another perfunctory silent film.

    Written by Nobel laureate, Yasunari Kawabata and directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, the story revolves around…

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  • Imbued Life

    Imbued Life

    ★★★

    Commendable editing but weird animation, not with it's graphics but with what it aims for (which I personally think is just teasing with the brains of the audience and puzzling them)!

    6.1/10

  • Braguino

    Braguino

    Since, I have little experience with documentaries, I am not sure whether my assessment is right but Braguino felt like a masterpiece of a documentary with it's full blown Herzog-ian aesthetics and enthralling visuals in the Siberian land.

    Two families, Braguines and Kilines living there begrudges each other and separating them is a fence. Their children, nescient of such weird adult complexities spend time together in the common island in between.

    A documentary functions primarily as a document of real…

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  • Sonchiriya

    Sonchiriya

    ★★★★½

    "...when the line between conscious mind and unconscious mind faded."

    Abhishek Chaubey when asked about what Sonchiriya was about had very cleverly answered that it is a film that deals with the dacoit's existential issues. One wouldn't expect a subject such as this to actually be, let alone have an entire film inexorably in the pursuit of unlacing it.

    The central plot of the film revolves around Man Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) and his gang of dacoits as they set to…

  • Mean Streets

    Mean Streets

    ★★★★

    But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid

    ~Raymond Chandler.

    The film that made Martin Scorsese The Martin Scorsese before Taxi Driver’s premiere at Cannes, which established him as one of the leading directors of American cinema. Mean Streets takes a handful of characters from the streets of New York’s Little Italy, most probably a memory imprint from Scorsese’s own as he grew up there. In tone and…