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  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette


    #HannahGadsby's #Nanette is pure fucking brilliance and a true game changer! This stand-up special is by far the best thing that Netflix has brought us this year, which is spot on in talking about self-deprecating humour while being gut-wrenchingly honest about how she came out of her closet of shame for identifying herself as a lesbian amidst battling toxic masculinity and prejudice on a constant basis. An incredibly funny, profoundly angry, thought-provokingly intimidating and exceptionally powerful stand-up, unlike anything you may have seen till now, which also makes for one of the most poignant #MeToo stories ever told along with #TheTale. Must watch!

  • Munroe Island

    Munroe Island


    #Mundrothuruthu is a slow-burning and haunting piece of art about people who're left stranded inside their own islands when it comes to relationships. The basic premise may remind you of Padmarajan's 'Moonnam Pakkam' but the similarity ends there as the grandson (played by Jason Chacko) here is a sociopath who viciously enjoys playing a disturbing cat-and-mouse game with his grandfather (played by Indrans) and the housemaid (played by Abhija Sivakala). What works hugely for the movie, which is so rooted…

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past


    To be frank I was thoroughly skeptical about this sequel owing to the fact that Matthew Vaughn wasn’t reprising the role of the director who did a marvelous job at rebooting the franchise to bring about an absolute rejuvenation to the series. But I’m happy to say that I was proved wrong by Bryan Singer, at the helm this time with a toothsomely sophisticated narrative that’s literally globe-trotting, to deliver an exhilarating addition to the franchise comprising of a huge…

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


    An extremely intricate and hauntingly magical romantic masterpiece. The premise is bizarre which tries to convey that 'You can erase someone from your mind, but not from your heart', and its quite a difficult watch, if you ain't paying close attention owing to its composite screenplay and might need multiple viewings to appreciate its true artistic triumph. And it had an unusual casting coup, pairing Kate Winslet opposite Jim Carrey, ultimately both of them delivering heartfelt performances. Definitely among one of my all time favourites.