• John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4


    The best in the franchise by a long shot. Finally understand why people go fucking nuts for this stuff. The Paris setpiece is maybe the best action movie from Hollywood since...I don't even fucking know. Was practically cheering and clapping for the entire last hour. Incredible filmmaking and well, already a top-tier contender for best cinematography of the year.

  • John Wick

    John Wick


    Really underestimated how funny this ended up being. Michael Nyqvist stole the show (RIP).

  • Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar

    Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar


    We can delve on the questionable gender politics of this all day long because there is, as always with Luv Ranjan, some iffy stuff. But even then I was surprised at how much agency was given to Shraddha's character and how despite the positioning of the film, she is not wrong at all with her choices.

    Putting all that and some other flaws aside (could've been sharper, could've cut out a song or two, could've fixed the horrid VFX), this…

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin


    The best thing about this movie, aside from all the obviously good stuff, is how it weirdly enough has the package of a lot of the thematic and plot elements that are prominently featured in other Best Picture nominees of the year. Just as a run-down:

    - it's about the importance of kindness and how being nice can sometimes save people's lives from being worse (Everything Everywhere All At Once)

    - it's about how giving more priority to the art…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    I can't lie that this does obviously lose some of its immediate magic from the first watch. The pacing feels a lot more uneven and exhausting, the emotions and humour don't always get you, the writing feels more hamfisted, and the particular stretch in the second act from when the bagel is introduced just made me seriously wonder if this is actually getting worse by every viewing?

    But then the Waymond monologue comes, and despite the reductiveness of the dialogues…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans


    "She laughs at Bennie's jokes, but dad's always been her best audience."

    "Nothing is normal now. They're getting a divorce."

    I'm meshuga for this movie.

  • TÁR



    Certainly much better the second time around because I could give it most of my full attention as I was meant to and not be overtaken by surprise at its profoundly slow pace on the first watch. Like I said in my earlier review, this is for sure one of the best technical accomplishments of the year. The screenplay, dialogues, direction, cinematography, editing, and of course Cate's career-best performance, it's masterful stuff and it all adds up like perfect Jenga…

  • Triangle of Sadness

    Triangle of Sadness


    First movie to have a runtime of 3 years.

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front



  • Women Talking

    Women Talking


    Should be compulsory viewing in all Indian schools tbh. Powerful stuff. Also, surprisingly did not mind the color grading as all the early reviews said. It was clearly an intentional aesthetic and it had more than enough striking images and movement for me to be won over. One of the most well shot films of the year.

    Unsurprisingly though, as always, Jessie Buckley stole the show.

  • The Whale

    The Whale


    All this discourse over nothing, quite frankly I am shocked that a bad play translated to a mostly below average movie on screen.

    I am willing to give the writer (same as the original play) benefit of the doubt here when it comes to how Charlie is written as an obese man, since he has said in interviews that a lot of this story is drawn from his personal experiences with grief and the weight gain that came out of…

  • Raanjhanaa



    There's a scene in the 2nd half of this film where Kundan, our lead character, stumbles upon JNU students who think he's a thief. They sit down around him and try to figure out who he is and why he is stealing. Big words such as economy and capitalism are thrown around at rapid fire speed. And our hero? He just yawns around, stuffing his mouth with snacks and tea, and ultimately, going to sleep amidst the chatter.

    That scene,…