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  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★★

    "Isn't life a torture?"
    "No torture... can make a dead person speak."


    I consider myself to be fortunate for having the opportunity to grow up listening to the bedtime stories of my grandmother who with her vast knowledge used to narrate complex moral tales in the simplest of ways out there so that a child like me can grasp them easily and since I couldn't conjure up imagination fitting to those stories at that age, I used to come close…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    "It's my intention really just to try and show that the copy itself has worth... in that it leads us to the original... and, in this way, certifies its value."


    When I watched The Passenger 3 days ago... I read some reviews where people made some comparisons to Certified Copy and that intrigued me along with the fact that it's also been three months since I went on a Kiarostami binge on his 80th birth anniversary and hence thought of…

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  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★★

    Death is the worst.
    When you close your eyes on this world,
    this beauty, the wonders of nature
    and the generosity of God,
    it means you'll never be coming back.
    They say that the other world is more beautiful.
    But...
    who has come back from there to tell us
    if it's beautiful or not?


    WHAT. A. BEAST. OF. A. FILM. The kind of film that made me appreciate what dark humour exactly is after a long long time and rarely…

  • Like Someone in Love

    Like Someone in Love

    ★★★★½

    I've been watching many "nothing happens, but everything happens" kinda films over the past one and a half year and Like Someone in Love might just be the epitome of the aforementioned phrase for me personally in a sense that I still can't process the level of complexity this film treated me to with its utter simplicity and after my experience with 6 Kiarostamis last year, especially with the recent of them being Certified Copy in October, I'd go as…

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    "5 Bloods don't die, we (just) multiply."

    A goldmine of a film digging deep into the war that's never going to end in human minds inside as a result of the war that ended outside years ago and ultimately mined true brotherhood while also taking a dig at the ever-pertinent racism through action-packed filmmaking in the exact Hollywood sense of the word Blockbuster.

    The tributes to Coppola's Apocalypse Now keep pouring in right from the name of the bar where…

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    Once Upon a Time in America

    ★★★★★

    YOUR YOUNGEST AND STRONGEST WILL FALL BY THE SWORD

    "Many years ago, I had a friend." "A dear friend." "It was a great friendship."


    Spanning several decades, From the lives of poor children in 1918 Manhattan Jewish ghettos To the grown-up adults leading a rich life in the 1930s Prohibition era To the now old people leading a life both rich and poor in terms of memories and regrets accompanied by the violence of 1968 New York, Sergio Leone's Once…