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  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    "Barry was one of those born clever enough at gaining a fortune... but incapable of keeping one."
    "For the qualities and energies which lead a man to achieve the first... are often the very cause of his ruin in the latter case."

    Given my appetite for fleshed-out epics and period pieces, Barry Lyndon is just the right kind of a combination dish I've been waiting to savour for a long time and what an absolute masterstroke from Kubrick in painting…

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory

    ★★★★★

    "Successful attacks were measured in hundreds of yards... and paid for in lives by hundreds of thousands."

    Remembering Stanley Kubrick on his 92nd birth anniversary! Back when I watched films like The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, I read some comments labelling Kubrick as emotionally cold, surrealist filmmaker and although I get the meaning behind them, they fascinated me to find a Kubrick film that's totally realist and humanist and to end this search, I couldn't have asked…

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  • 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…

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    ★★★★★

    R.I.P Ennio Morricone. Just yesterday, while watching a video of him, I thought of giving up my procrastination on Once Upon a Time in America to watch it very soon, but now this news spooked me like anything all of a sudden.⁣

    I watched Michelangelo Antonioni's films in the last week and yesterday when I searched on YouTube in hope of any Antonioni-Morricone collaboration video, this Ennio Morricone receiving an Honorary Oscar video came up in the suggestions and…