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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza


    This is how much disconnected I am with the current music scene: I had no idea that Alana Haim is a musician of some renown, along with her sisters, in the band Haim, and had even less of an idea that PTA had directed several music videos for them. According to Spotify wrap up, my most listened artist was The Rolling Stones and the most listened song was Wild Horses. As Kurt Vonnegut would say, un-un-stuck in time.

    But it…

  • The Constant Gardener

    The Constant Gardener


    You think countries run the fucking world? Go back to fucking Sunday school. It's 'God save our multinational' they're singing these days.

    This isn't going to be about the movie. I just finished reading the book a few days ago and decided to rewatch the movie. When I first saw this, a couple of years after its release, I hadn't even heard the name John le Carré. I saw it as a fan of Fiennes and Weisz and because I…

Recent reviews

  • Ordinary People

    Ordinary People


    I avoided this movie for the longest time because it had robbed Raging Bull and Scorsese and that was my complete and utter idiotic way of showing my displeasure with the decision. What a fool I had been, a recurring motif in my life!

    This is an emotionally intelligent movie about grief, moving on and survivor's guilt (without any hint of maudlin sentimentality that the material might suggest) with four note perfect performances, especially Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton who…

  • Ulzana's Raid

    Ulzana's Raid


    Two major creative forces of 1940s and 1950s Hollywood, Burt Lancaster and Robert Aldrich, reunite for this Revisionist Western that fits squarely within the milieu of New Hollywood with its brutality and cynicism, and "no good guys" storytelling (although given the reality & weight of history, any story about the equal orchestration of violence of "Cowboys & Indians" has to come with a million asterisks).

    The whole movie is essentially a chase, a cat-and-mouse thriller where a detail of US army is…

Popular reviews

  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings


    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…

  • Babylon



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

    This is going to go down like honey for the You Must Remember This pod listeners.

    Based on the promos for this, the two most common comparisons thrown around were The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood (co-incidentally starring the two leads of this movie), but let me throw another one in the mix: Boogie Nights. As a matter of fact there is an extended sequence towards the end of this that is right…