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  • Pain and Glory

    Pain and Glory

    ★★★★½

    Pain & Glory [Dolor y Gloria] (2019), written & directed by Pedro Almodóvar starring Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz & Leonardo Sbaraglia, tells us story of a talented film-maker who feels over-the-hill. It focuses on his current life, struggles, losses & reconciliations while staying in the present & reminiscing on the past. 

    It’s a well crafted film. Pedro Almodóvar pulls of the trick in both directing & storytelling. Only a true film-maker could create such a good film about a film-maker. That is what Almodóvar…

  • The King

    The King

    ★★★

    The King (2019), starring Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Robert Pattinson & Lily-Rose Depp, is a medieval period drama based on England’s wayward prince Hal’s compulsory journey to kingship after his father Henry IV passes away. 

    It focuses on being a true & fair ruler. Like all other period dramas, the movie revolves around rivalry & betrayal. Of course, there are war scenes & there is violence. However, it doesn’t seem too graphic even though it gets bloody & muddy. The King is good…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    "How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there's sorrow, pain. Don't kill it and with it the joy you've felt."

    The quote above makes the movie so much more than just "Call…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a powerful movie which makes you feel like you are watching a potential Oscar nominee. The movie is about a mother who decides to defy the police when the police fail to find culprits who are responsible for her daughter's death. The movie revolves around moral ambiguity. It focuses on police brutality. Rape, homophobia and racism are also discussed in the film.

    I found the storyline compelling. It is definitely not what I expected.…