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  • Tumbbad

    Tumbbad

    ★★★★½

    Tumbbad (2018)

    The thing about Tumbbad is that it is an one-dimensional film. Now, in the hands of a lesser crew, that would probably be the reason that I wouldn’t be sucked into it, or to put it in a better way, I, personally, do not fancy one-dimensional films. But Tumbbad is a tour de force that left me no choice but to hurtle along with it – hurtle towards the inevitable, premonitory denouement foreboded by the very first scene…

  • Memories of Underdevelopment

    Memories of Underdevelopment

    ★★★★★

    In today’s political world, fence-sitting or indecision has been alleviated almost to the status of a crime, where indecisiveness is seen as a folly rather than what it actually is – a simple inability to decide. Take this concept, and put it in a politically volatile environment like that of Cuba in 1961 - when the Bay of Pigs invasion shook the island, a couple of years after Castro had formed his government following Batista’s exile – and what you…

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  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

    ★★★★★

    What was I missing?! But as always, better late than never, and this one is a mind blowing work. It's a kick-ass, excellent escape film no doubt, but that's just scratching the surface. In little moments of pure perfection, Bresson captures the finest of human emotions and connects with the viewer in a magical way. It is no co-incidence that Fontaine clutches his heart just as the tension gets too much even for the viewer. When Fontaine stops Jost from…

  • Themroc

    Themroc

    ★★★★★

    Themroc is an unbelievable movie. Firstly, it has no language, and secondly, it probably has the language that is easiest for the world to understand. Thirdly, it has a narrative that will hammer you into amazement and a vision that is capable of inducing the most primal of thoughts even as the film plays out. In fact, I am at a loss about how to review this movie. I mean I can write pages and pages about it but I…