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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    This looked absolutely gorgeous. I was floored that a recent era blockbuster could be this beautifully filmed. All the MCU movies have the same visual style, more or less, even the ones directed by Joss Whedon. DCEU has that strict Snyder style. But this one was just a wonder to behold and that for me was a big reason I enjoyed it.

    Sure, the story is not that compelling, and the characters are paper thin, but overall, on an action…

  • A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

    ★★★½

    I am a huge fan of David Lean and Bridge on the River Kwai is one of my favourite movies of all time, not to mention my favourite mission in Commandos: Men of Courage. So, I was looking forward to this movie, even though I had heard that it had a long runtime (as do all other Lean movies, usually) and a rather disengaged narrative for the first half.

    But I found this movie very well. It does move slowly,…

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  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings

    ★★★½

    Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.

    Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from…

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    I am gonna be honest. I didn't have high expectations from this movie. I thought this would be a weepy, sentimental and sappy drama, with a couple of strong performances. Not my cup of tea. Instead, it turned out to be a thoughtful, emotional, if somewhat a little weepy, but highly touchy dramedy, with two performances that definitely elevate this based on facts story. Judi Dench is really, really good. And Steve Coogan is having the best year of his…