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  • What Happened Was...
  • When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
  • The Meetings of Anna
  • They Call Him OG

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  • Maelström

    ★★★★

  • August 32nd on Earth

    ★★★★½

  • Sheesh Mahal

    ★★★★

  • The Teachers’ Lounge

    ★★★★½

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  • Two English Girls

    Two English Girls

    ★★★★★

    Five minutes into Two English Girls, we get Claude going to visit The Browns in Wales and he stops on his way with the cycle after spotting Anne and her mother Mrs Brown involved in a conversation with their neighbour Mr Flint and this Flint's boat is stolen but he is refusing to sign a complaint by saying that the thief's need was probably greater than him and so let it be. Later, the same Mr Flint gets asked to…

  • Goodbye First Love

    Goodbye First Love

    ★★★★

    My introduction to the Cinema of Mia Hansen-Løve (Happy 41st to her) is the most conflicted I felt recently in all my first-time experiences of such acclaimed filmmakers!

    The first half an hour of the film just flows by like a river with people like 19-year-old Sullivan and 15-year-old Camille navigating the quintessential teenage crosscurrents of love/romance wherein Sullivan wishes to have life experiences besides love and wants to travel the world whereas Sullivan means everything in the world for…

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  • Maelström

    Maelström

    ★★★★

    Not a big fan of any filmmaker who hates dialogue, especially in an era where good dialogue is often mistaken as being on your nose or against the cliched "show, don't tell" approach to Cinema and given that Villeneuve made a similar statement recently, that kinda validates what I felt lacking by design (happy to be proved wrong in the tomorrow morning fdfs of Part Two, but I'm not hopeful due to the same statement) itself in his Dune. Anyway,…

  • August 32nd on Earth

    August 32nd on Earth

    ★★★★½

    Ohh seems like Denis Villeneuve was so much into deserts, time, human nature and the relation of humans with nature right from his feature debut August 32nd on Earth where he also seems to be a total French New Wave boi before he changed gears...


    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    The film opens with a car crash sequence straight away where the editing puts us literally in the driver's seat of Simone who feels drowsy and so does the frame blackout in tune…

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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…

  • Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

    Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

    ★★★★½

    Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam begins with a quote from Thirukkural "Death is sinking into slumbers deep, Birth again is waking out of sleep" and when asked to translate it loosely in the film, it goes like to sleep is to die and to wake up is to take birth. LJP opens the film in a wide hallway where a man is seen waking up the members of the rooms including James and given that I personally get the wildest of dreams…