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  • A Separation

    A Separation

    ★★★★★

    A dual of morality — ethical justice athwart religious piety — with tacit yet palpable ramifications, exacting a personal toll on all the bystanders present. I especially love how over the course of the film, the object of impact/influence changes ; the conflict stays the same, however those affected slowly shifts and unfolds as the tables turn. A Separation strikes the ethos, pathos, and logos chords all powerfully, orchestrated wonderfully by the brilliant filmmaking of Farhadi. A great piece of cinema!!

  • The Robe

    The Robe

    ★★

    More about the love story than it is about their faiths, which ultimately leads to myriad moments of awkward themes and stilted plot dynamics. Incredibly hokey and silly too — one classic point, a personal favorite:

    “Do you want to die??” — “Yes!!” (Said during a normal, everyday conversation in such an enthusiastic tone)

    Yah, I probably shouldn't be that surprised to find PureFlix-type stuff in a film like this; but then again, kinda am, lol.

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  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★½

    I finally saw Love Exposure, and it turned out to be exactly what I thought it was gonna be.

    For the sake of brevity, as also since this film doesn't have much of note, here's a pros and cons list for the film:

    Pros:
    — The themes of misinterpretation of Love and Religion for selfish means proves to be the film's strongest aspect on its literary side.
    — The direction is quite impressive for the majority of the film. Not…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★

    The criticism is misdirected, and the praise is misplaced. Honestly, despite liking Roma a fair bit, I sympathize a lot more with the criticism and the flaws of the film than I do with the mass hysterical lauding for it. But really—what I see in the film is much different than I have seen in the majority of my peers' examinations and views of it.

    Let's start with the positives—I love the passivity of Cleo. Throughout the majority of the…