Can't watch Weathering With You this week so rewatched one of my favourite animated films.
Fairly entertaining and quite well casted, but ultimately is a dumb movie about smart people. There's no structure in the narrative, the characters are horribly set up and the last 30 minutes were at the same time exciting and ham-handed. It's also nice to see a movie promoting liberal ideologies and not being a hyper nationalistic propaganda. Although there is Narendra Modi in the end.
Todd Philips hasn't really been in the good books of anyone, with his politically incorrect statements and opinions against what he calls the "woke culture". He's currently one among, if not the most, hated filmmakers in America and that really had made me skeptical about his take on 'Joker'. I had expected it to be another one of those "we live in a society" films. Frankly I'm amazed at how good this was even while being predictable.
'Joker' on it's…
Subject matter aside, it's just such a refreshment everytime to see Indian directors use a camera in it's full functionality to tell a story. The grainy vignette frames are used as a tool to portray the psyche of our unaware protagonist. Anubhav Sinha's 'Article 15' is a gut wrenching story of class divide that proves to be an essential viewing.
Ayushmann Khurrana plays Ayan Ranjan, a foreign return IPS officer who is sent to Laalgaon as a punishment for responding…