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  • Parinda



    VVC is an interesting and flawed figure in Hindi cinema, an exceptionally talented FTII graduate who started his career with sly, inventive small films (the most beloved being the film-set murder mystery Khamoshi) and ended his career with towering, bloated spectacles, each less loved than the last, and Parinda the pivot point in his career. Similarly Hindi movies themselves were at a cusp point in the late 80s, the decade being a great one for small independent film but a…

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  • Millennium Mambo

    Millennium Mambo


    The title suggests a dance and indeed Hou's film unravels much like one. Rather than adhering to chronology or traditional plot progression, Mill Mambo's scenes with their repetition and mirroring unfold like a series of graceful dance steps that collectively capture the frenzied ecstasy as well as the trembling uncertainty that marks the terminus of youth as well as the end of a century. This carefully choreographed structure is perfectly complemented by the techno score that runs throughout the film…

  • Bastards



    Plays like a relentless unending nightmare and reminiscent of Carax's Pola X to me in that regard. Denis's trademark sensuality gets twisted in this one into something menacing and ugly. She already had some of that in White Material but here every gesture (a passionate kiss, a man fixing a child's bicycle, a brother holding his sister's hand) feels ominous and seems to portend something terrible. Atmospherically, its stunning.. the ghoulish Tindersticks score accompanying these dark shadowy images shot in…