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  • Savarakathi

    Savarakathi

    ★★★½

    violent impulses and the loathsome conceits of men flare up either side of a heavily pregnant woman and her kids. the bold trappings of comedic farce notwithstanding, the tone remains elusive, its funniest set pieces built upon cruelty or the threat of cruelty, exemplified by mysskin's clownish ruthlessness -- ``i'm a snake, i can't not bite'' -- a performance as unnerving as it is ridiculous.

  • You Are My Sunday

    You Are My Sunday

    ★★★½

    big city chronicles, a search for space/solace becomes shared memory, the transformative power of chance encounters in the midst of crowd and clamor. a shy, tentative romance initiated over pest control, a flare-up at a quarter bar just as easily diffused but also turned into a quiet lament for lost years and existential despair. above all shiv subramaniam hitting people's temples with a football.

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  • Jab Harry Met Sejal

    Jab Harry Met Sejal

    ★★½

    if not a lot else, harry elaborately cleaning up in an airport washbasin is one detail i enjoyed. no one can look or smell good getting off a long flight, not even srk.

  • Guide

    Guide

    ★★★★½

    between waheeda's every gesture, every abrupt cut to dev anand's face, every segue into beautiful song -- the recurring 'tere mere sapne' a particularly heartbreaking highlight  -- and the fervid existential heights of the prolonged epilogue that pushes an already deeply troubled film into even stranger territory, guide is one of those classics that only slowly unravels its many complexities, one rewatch at a time.