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  • Comrades, Almost a Love Story
  • Le Grand Amour
  • The Face of Another
  • Her Love Boils Bathwater

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  • Fight Club

    ★★★★★

  • Running Wild

    ★★

  • Big Dreams Little Tokyo

    ★★½

  • The Mist

    ★★

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  • Rehana Maryam Noor

    Rehana Maryam Noor

    ★★★★

    This is the best Bangladeshi film I've ever seen.

    Championing Bangladeshi cinema has been an uphill battle as most films from the country still lack a certain sophistication and finesse, both fundamentally and technically, that limits their ability to compete at the global level. With its selection into Cannes' Un Certain Regard, Rehana Maryam Noor certainly hinted at changing that—yet, I avoided watching the film for the longest time due to fear of disappointment.

    I am thankful to have been…

  • The Last Witness

    The Last Witness

    ★★★★

    I've met Park Chan-wook three times in my life: At a signing for Oldboy at Tower Records in Soho, then at the NYFF premiere of Sympathy for Lady Vengeance and once again at a Q&A for Thirst at the same festival. Only at the last event did I get to ask him whom his favorite inspirations were: He said Kim Ki-young and Yasuzo Masumura—which led me to binge on the latter’s works.

    But now, having watched The Last Witness, it's…

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  • Mr. Nobody

    Mr. Nobody

    ★★★★

    In the words of Lauryn Hill: “Everything is everything.” That may be Van Dormael’s message in Mr. Nobody, an ultracomprehensive look at living, decision-making and learning not to worry about the consequences. It can be argued that even on our deathbeds, we may not have the perspective to know if we’ve made an impact upon this world. But ultimately, our own happiness at the moment our eyes close may dictate how successful we’ve been. But while we’re on this earth,…

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★½

    A genuine science fiction blockbuster that deeply disturbs the mind while offering maximal entertainment. In my first viewing since theatres, Inception not only holds up but also shows how prescient it was with its multi-layered metaphors—especially in light of all the recent metaverse buzz.

    The extensive exposition still remains an issue, though it’s simply outweighed by the thrilling 90 minute climax—and Nolan’s scope and technical prowess simply can’t be matched.

    Happy to comfortably add it now to my list of all-time favorites.

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