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  • The Godfather
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 8½
  • Fireworks

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  • Sympathy for the Underdog

    ★★★★★

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

  • City on Fire

    ★★★★★

  • God of Gamblers

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  • Ms. Marvel

    Ms. Marvel

    Wanted to give it a shot. Not like it's everyday that Pakistanis get represented on screen. Stopped after a few episodes. As a muslim Pakistani diaspora, I can say that this is poor representation. It's not as much of an authentic experience as it is more of a westernised one. They even try to tackle the partition. Do you know how ridiculous that is? It's at the level of the eternals talking about the holocaust but make it a huge…

  • 8½

    ★★★★★

    I was enchanted by 8½ when I first saw it almost 2 years ago. One of my earliest experiences with classic world cinema and it was not at all as I was expecting. I found it quite entertaining and it instantly became a favourite. Despite still holding a place in my favourites, it still slowly left my mind and I never really thought about it. Since then I watched a few other Fellini films and even loved La Dolce Vita…

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  • Sympathy for the Underdog

    Sympathy for the Underdog

    ★★★★★

    It's criminal that this film is largely unknown. Even in Kinji Fukasaku's filmography, it's one of his lesser known which is a shame because not only is this a very accessible film but also one of the best films of its kind.

    It reeks of the stylized grit of Sam Peckinpah with a visual identity similar to that of William Friedkin who is actually a great admirer of Fukasaku. Not only that but the influence this film has had is…

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★★

    A very tough damaging watch. Not the kind of thing you'd see in any film but that's what makes it so great. It reminded me of Raging Bull in a way without any skewed perspective and just a broad exploration of these topics. No aestheticization of any kind. Just a cold harsh truth.

    Brilliant stuff by Cassavetes, Rowlands and Falk. Definitely more motivated to go through Cassavetes' filmography. There's something about this film that left an imprint on me like no other.

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★½

    What if we filmed poor people and show their situations to the audience but make no attempt whatsoever to actually critique the system that placed them in that position? Yeah sounds about right

    Some pretty visuals and some intriguing stories. That's about it.

    Also the fact that the main character is working for Amazon is fucking hilarious considering what the rest of the film shows

  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ½

    So ridiculous
    Had me laughing

    And what about any of this was similar to Baumbach? I'm convinced none of you have seen a film of his. If you mean the argument scene then you must realise that the argument scene in marriage story is actually incredibly nuanced with both characters having points and being flawed. This is just so damn one sided manipulative garbage.

    Boring white women on their way to attack jake gyllenhaal because he broke up with their…