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  • The Master

    The Master


    The Master is the latest towering achievement from one of the masters of modern cinema, Paul Thomas Anderson. It is an experience that has the ability to completely change your perception about movies and their way of following ideas in a narrative that both confuses and delivers at the same time and gets its job done in the end far deeply than what you basically see. For a movie to be this much perfect on so many levels (both technically…

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    Fallen Angels is seen as a sequel or spiritual descendant of WKW's most popular film, Chungking Express (1994). Released a year after that, Fallen Angels was originally conceived as the third story for that film. Just like 'Chungking', this film has two different stories. But unlike it, they are somewhat interconnected because of the geography and themes, the characters from each of these stories run into each other. The first story features Leon Lai as a hit man named Wong…

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  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs


    Sad... now this is a film I would've loved to see with a crowd.

  • Babyteeth



    Ben Mendelsohn could get it in this film. By it I mean me. Seriously he looks so hot.

    Oh yeah and the film got me teared up and lump in my throat and all of that.

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  • Stalker



    Around the World in May-ty Days Challenge
    Movie #20 - Stalker (Russia)

    I am a great admirer of the shockingly amazing, Andrei Tarkovsky. I love and worship his work, he definitely knows his craft. While his work doesn't entirely resonates with me on emotional or personal level per say, it always blows my socks off whenever i see it. I can spend hours trying to absorb the beauty that is there in his every single shot. His deliberately paced, slow…

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro


    Master Miyazaki has made many movies where relatively younger protagonists, mostly female, are put up against something that they need to fulfill, experience, learn from and grow up. This is a very simple movie which has two young daughters of a professor in the postwar rural Japan, moving into an old house so that they can be near to hospital where their mother is recovering from some unnamed illness. There are some friendly wood spirits in that area who interacts…