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  • Let the Sunshine In

    Let the Sunshine In


    The gifted Claire Denis makes her version of a romantic comedy with Let the Sunshine In—a very French, bittersweet adult drama that comes off as slight and somewhat off-putting. The story revolves around the complicated neuroses of a middle-aged French woman and her failed attempts in finding true love. Admirably, Denis had crafted such intricate understanding of this woman even if she cannot understand herself. There are moments of gentleness, and sporadic quirkiness but I was trumped over by how…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther


    Ryan Coogler’s undertaking of Black Panther is somewhat monumental of our modern time. It’s a superhero film that has a unique, authentic sense of culture and place. Every fiber of this film says something about the black experience, and what’s great about it is that it does not alienate rather welcome all types of audiences. Coogler’s distinct independent film voice gets amplified even more with his very detailed characterizations on his characters. Every character has motivation in them whether it’s…

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  • Whiplash



    Damien Chazelle's smashing, adrenaline-fueled, electrifying drama is bloody exhilarating to watch as it is uncomfortably compelling. Chazelle is surely one of the up and coming directors we need to watch out for. His youthful, energetic, intense direction is felt on screen and it's mind-blowing. The film follows a young jazz drummer and his quest to be the best among the rest in a prestigious music conservatory.

    This film reminds me of Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, and Black Swan, as their…

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure


    Ruben Östlund's sophisticated, wickedly funny, and intriguing dissection of masculinity, gender roles, marriage, and relationships is irresistibly alive, uncomfortable, yet absolutely clever. Östlund's psychodrama follows a couple and their kids in a ski vacation somewhere in France, but the couple's relationship is severely tested by an avalanche that will trigger their inner demons, as well examine their moral dilemmas.

    It's like Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf with special participation of Haneke's cold precision. Ostlund…