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  • The Big City

    ★★★★

  • Sweat

    ★★★

  • Certified Copy

    ★★★

  • Malik

    ★★★★

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  • The Big City

    The Big City

    ★★★★

    Ray's films are always a delight to watch, a film simple in the narrative yet deep in its meaning. Mahanagar can be a feminist film for our times. Though the title Mahanagar is more than about the city the film follows Arati and her tensions to survive as the sole breadwinner in a male-dominated world.

    Ray deals with all the emotions and conditions in a very subtle way in the film which is what adds to the flavour and lets…

  • Sweat

    Sweat

    ★★★

    A film about the struggle of managing the social life of a fitness struggle by Magnus Vorn Horn is a topic that speaks to us in 2021. It is one of those films that will gain more relevance as we move ahead in time and go deeper into the vicious circle that social media chains have created.

    While the opening hints toward an energetic film, it's a simple character-driven film without many highs and lows. With a camera as close…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★½

    Ad Astra is for those who love films about space. With high-end graphics, expensive sets and a striking performance by Bradd Pitt the film grips you tightly in the first half. It is only due to the weak second half that the film losses its audience.

    Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema stands out. Anyone following his work will be able to identify his movement style and precise use of lighting on the set. The sound design is nothing exceptional. The…

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★

    Certified copy invites us with open arms into an interesting story and leaves us confused and lost. A simple romantic drama turns out to be a more serious film in the latter half as Kiarostami deals with more serious topics of marriage. What starts as a flirtatious thing changes to something else.

    The film opening scene deals with our protagonist talking about the difference between real/counterfeit and their value. A similar sense is used by Kiarostami for the couple. Are…