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  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★½

    A classic in its own right and a sweeping spectacle of color, movement and music, West Side Story delights in short and periodic bursts of energy between long stretches of empty melodramatic interplay consisting of dreamy contemplations, syrupy proclamations and mechanic disputations of love. Terribly overwrought and lacking nuance, the film handles its beats exclusively in contrasting, alternating fashion, dancing and singing its way through happiness with the light touch of a feather and through hardship with the heavy fall…

  • Paths of the Soul

    Paths of the Soul

    ★★★★½

    In some ways closer to a documentary rather than a drama, Paths of the Soul follows a small group of Tibetan villagers on a long and arduous pilgrimage on foot to Lhasa, some twelve hundred kilometers away from their home. The movie employs an objective, unobtrusive point of view through which it offers a glimpse into their lives, customs and beliefs. Throughout, it shows a humble, peaceful lifestyle carried out in humility by people whose devotion to said lifestyle is…

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★★

    "Sometimes, to create one must first destroy."

    Why do we watch movies? Some would say it's just a way to pass the time. Others would say they watch movies for their entertainment values, the spectacle and escapism they provide. Others would say a good story is the reason. Others would say it's because of the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into putting together a movie, the process through which a movie is created, the work and effort required to bring…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    Artificiality is a scary thing.

    In this day and age we've come to distance ourselves from the real world so much thanks to technology that human interaction has lost some of its importance. Face-to-face dialogue is a rarity, smile, laughter, happiness, sadness, all of it is mimicked through emoticons or what have you. We talk to each other through social networking services or all kinds of gadgets, see each other through tiny cameras. Everything is fake and everything is put…