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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ½

  • Love per Square Foot

    ★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

  • Meri Pyaari Bindu

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ½

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

    Wow, atrocious.

    The first watch in the theater had felt bad and left me feeling like I’d wasted my time. Turned me away from the entire Star Wars universe because I was left with no attachment to any of it and an overwhelming weariness by the end of this film. All those characters, inter-galactic politics, scheming, animated series, episodes, trailers… culminated in this box of assorted long forgotten broken gadgets? Meh.

    The second watch, three years on, made me realise…

  • Chef

    Chef

    ★★★½

    Is there a better pick-me-up film to have come out in the last decade or so? I’m hard pressed to think of one. Rewatching this for the… actually I’ve lost count, but this time it was after a gap of years, so I had forgotten a bunch of scenes.

    I like how the film explores a journey along multiple axes of the character, not just one. Mid-career professional rut is one thing, but also personal relationships, sense of self, etc.

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  • Dangal

    Dangal

    ★★

    Had so much potential. If only they focused more on the athlete’s story rather than the father’s, on the sport rather than the (fictional) drama between the superstar actor’s character and the sport academy’s coach.

    Too little was explored about the girls’ motivation to keep training and fighting at such a young age. Where is the cause for that burning fire that fuels them to train and fight like their life depended on it?

  • Gully Boy

    Gully Boy

    ★★★★

    Zoya Akhtar delivers once again, and how. Such interesting characters, with room to breathe for each one. Well paced too. Might seem disparate initially but then suddenly you find yourself in the thick of it all, invested in the lives of all these little characters.

    Oh and the music. Bhot hard, bhot hard. The album has so much diversity in style and so many fresh artists. Something new to discover on every listen. Feels like a landmark, along the lines of Dev.D or Rockstar.