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  • The Intouchables

    The Intouchables

    ★★★½

    "The Intouchables" is an unabashedly feel-good, saccharine film with deliberately sentimental scenes that are derivated from existing formulas on depicting a life that's almost unrealistically and ideally fantastical. There are stereotypical and cliched elements that ironically makes it feel a bit detached from the real world.

    And yet, I don't necessarily mind that. It is manipulative to a sense but it is undeniably sweet and heartwarming and makes life appear to be the happy state we all aspire to have.…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★

    The divisive nature of "The Tree of Life" has still climbed over the years despite the soaring critical appeal, even appearing in many critics' top films of all time lists, while at the same time, those who hated it continued to loathe and despise its apparently pretentious narrative. It's not hard for me to see why, considering I was utterly bewildered for the majority of my first watch-through of this Terrence Malick picture.

    When I first watch a film, I…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    This film. So, so beautiful. The colours, the tone, the story! When that piano piece starts playing at the beach? Emotions swarm all over me for what is an incredibly provocative and soul-crushingly beautiful and melancholic film.

    Beyond the melancholic mood, there is something else I love a lot about "Her" - the simplistic and subdued futuristic setting. There is a warmth and a sense of belonging and calm behind a future that is not so far-fetched from our very…

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    Haven't watched a single film in 2 months, and I am still, in fact, super busy with my work, but I was in no good mood and feeling quite burned out, this film is exactly what I needed to brighten up my day. So simple and elegant with its exquisite characterisations of two people finding a connection again under the hardship that is life.

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