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  • 3

    3

    ★★★½

    would love to see the portion of letterboxd that often discusses mental health issues in film watch aishwarya dhanush's debut film '3,' a film that documents a happy and then tragic romance between a young woman and a bi-polar man in starkly contrasting halves.

    very beautifully observed and charming and airy in its first half, very difficult and closed off and bleak in its second; if the shift feels like a betrayal that might be the point, even if it…

  • Murattu Kalai

    Murattu Kalai

    ★★★★

    the kind of movie that makes sure to stage an extraordinary 10 minute dance sequence/revenge fight after the near climactic fist fight on the top of a speeding train, just to make sure you've got your money's worth.

    always love plot types (very common to southern masala, westerns and '70s kung fu, some american action i.e. first blood or early john flynn) that manage to create convincing epic canvas for film based on local economic or personal issues, and raise…

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  • Jauja

    Jauja

    ★★★★★

    jauja is often but not always about a man trying to walk through a landscape without falling, although he ends up falling often.

    jauja is a film for people who love horses and dogs.

    the horizon in jauja rarely dominates, it is a landscape film where the screen is most often dominated by tall grass, rocks, dirt, still water, rocks. in one of the central moments the night sky dominates the frame, but in that shot the central figure is…

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★½

    what i remember the most -

    the range of voices, accents, rhythms of speech

    hemsworth looks down on wei's neck as they're flying, and mann's shallow focus tricks become a vehicle for a kind of love, in that moment

    the sheer terror of the firefights, the vulnerability of the men and women

    the eyes of viola davis in her last close-up

    whatever 2015 is or will become this seems like the right film