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  • Eternity and a Day
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Three Times
  • K.G.F: Chapter 2

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  • Kharij

    ★★★★★

  • And Quiet Rolls the Dawn

    ★★★★½

  • Don

  • Sarkaru Vaari Paata

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  • 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…

  • The Adversary

    The Adversary

    ★★★★★

    "Frustration starts at a young age for them."
    "Once they work hard in life... and when they don't get the desired results then frustration starts."
    "You're all still students. It is madness."
    "Why is this happening? Where is all this unrest leading to?"


    The last Ray film I watched last year was Nayak aka The Hero and given that I had haunting dreams for several months after it due to Ray's usage of recurring dreams/nightmares in the eeriest sense of…

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  • Kharij

    Kharij

    ★★★★★

    - "He was like our family member."
    - "No, he was not. Can't be."


    Recently, I was talking to a friend and she has a wedding to attend in Bengaluru next week. Then, I was like - okay you can stay at my house and I can sleep in the kitchen if you want but please come no please. Two days ago, I was talking to the same her and was saying about how absurdly cool Bengaluru weather has been…

  • And Quiet Rolls the Dawn

    And Quiet Rolls the Dawn

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    - "He wanted Chinu to work and earn."
    - "Sister is doing the same thing even now, mother."


    A classic thriller in the league of L'Avventura or About Elly where a character goes missing and the other characters' fears or thoughts on the same expose their interpersonal relationships as well as the societal prejudices and here's another sadly pertinent story of a woman absent in her presence and present in her absence!

    While the missing one never returns in both…

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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…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    "Vengeance won't change the past. Not mine nor anyone else's. People need something more. They need hope."


    Much has been said already about The Batman having the Fincher-esque vibe to it, in particular, that of Se7en with the detective procedural and the modus operandi of the killer, but more and more I watch scenes like that prison conservation between The Batman and The Riddler here, the more I wonder about what Kurosawa did to the world of audience and filmmakers…