Karthik

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Favorite films

  • A Separation
  • Titanic
  • The Matrix
  • The Dark Knight

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  • Dune: Part Two

  • Memory

  • Daughter of the Nile

  • The Thing

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two questions the entire messiah industrial complex. False messiah always felt like an oxymoron for non-believers like me. Although I subscribe to the great man theory, I never trusted prophecies or the messiahs with their rigid religious doctrines. These theories have bred despots and spread misery. Religion is truly the opium of the masses and Muad'Dib is here to control that opium aka Spice.

    I need to watch this again to take in all the spices Denis Villeneuve…

  • Memory

    Memory

    We are still living in the The Body Keeps the Score phase. From the start of the movie, we are introduced to a character, Jessica Chastain's Sylvia, who is a little paranoid and distant. She locks her house multiple times and we get used to the sound of the digital announcer confirming the lock. Sylvia thinks hard before letting in a handyman, asking him why the agency sent him when she specifically asked for a handywoman.

    Michel Franco establishes these…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    Whenever you're really upset about some of your choices in the past, remember that The Thing was rejected by both the audience and the critics upon its initial release. I was particularly struck by the practical special effects that create some of the most unnerving imagery of its era. Additionally, I am again despaired by how we have regressed in the way we shoot night scenes whenever I watch Carpenter's films.

    It is always interesting to see Carpenter's radical departure…

  • Paprika

    Paprika

    ★★★★★

    Satoshi Kon lets his imagination run wild and it was an absolute treat to watch it unfold. The Japanese have always been pioneers in this medium, but this film might have changed my entire approach to what I call animation and its potential.

    Hitchcock famously said, 'What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out'. In the same way, we can say Animation is drama plus imagination. A lot of material that wouldn't have made sense in an…