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  • The Day He Arrives
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  • Anniyan

    ★★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • Gangubai Kathiawadi

    ★★★★

  • Vikruthi

    ★★★

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  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

    ★★★★★

    frozen in a suicidal landscape of concrete and fog. a bleak lamentation on joyless mundanity amidst a purgatory of pessimism and pain. the day to day neverending liaison with loneliness. "life is agony" mutters the schoolboy but that's nothing profound. it’s the reality here. it’s the reality of all those left behind in a state of limbo whilst the rest of the country marches forward. those you can dub as the fragmented people. those in the static fringe where the…

  • Blue Spring

    Blue Spring

    ★★★★★

    there’s not many films which exhibit the disparity of youth as well as blue spring. 

    a bleak exercise in hopelessness; of shattered dreams and broken youth. 

    the nihilism and mundanity that stems from one's adolescence. 

    the longing for purpose or a semblance of it. 

    friendship and rebellion. 

    lack of order and defiance. 

    teenage angst, misanthropy and unfiltered bouts of pent up rage.

    dormant classrooms and halls tattooed with random graffiti in an almost surreal high school setting that's littered with…

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  • Anniyan

    Anniyan

    ★★★★½

    the way this film reaches the height of ridiculousness on more than one occasion is truly a sight to behold. a contender in my canon of stupidly fun films that’ll get you kicked out my crib if I put it on and you aren’t as hyped as me. that dojo fight scene is unbelievable.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    a vengeful tour around some idyllic icelandic pastures and a shit ton of senseless violence. i’m an easy man to please it seems when it comes to these generic tales of revenge pertaining to these brutish norsemen but i feel like that’s also why i’m so critical upon reflection. anya taylor joy is great and she’s good here too but the entire subplot between her and skasgaard’s amleth was pretty bad. i was also slightly disappointed by the cinematography. just…

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  • Berserk

    Berserk

    ★★★★★

    No idea why this is on here. It's a single season so that probably fits the parameter of what LB considers a 'mini-series' but that's irrelevant.

    I'm not complaining.

    The Berserk manga is one of the finest pieces of fiction I've ever read in my life. An existential nightmare which explores the very essence of human nature in a dark and grizzly world full of it's own charm and beauty. 

    This 1997 series is the best visual adaptation we have. A…

  • Goldman v Silverman

    Goldman v Silverman

    ★★★

    low iq - cool short about two new york street performers hustling over a corner block

    high iq - sandler's goldman is a metaphor for the oscars and him telling silverman to fuck off is basically the bullshit that was handed to uncut gems in what was a clear snub, how the fuck wasn't sandler nominated for best lead