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  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    "It's my intention really just to try and show that the copy itself has worth... in that it leads us to the original... and, in this way, certifies its value."


    When I watched The Passenger 3 days ago... I read some reviews where people made some comparisons to Certified Copy and that intrigued me along with the fact that it's also been three months since I went on a Kiarostami binge on his 80th birth anniversary and hence thought of…

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★★

    "I'm so fortunate, it's almost embarrassing."


    FAVOURITE ALERT: Red Beard just became my favourite Kurosawa and there I said it. I know many technically superior and narratively complex Kurosawa films than Red Beard, but in terms of pure emotional connect and relatability, I guess I definitely found my stable favourite Kurosawa that I am pretty sure of not getting dethroned from its place for a long time in my life as of now!

    From, playing a gangster patient not paying…

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  • Landscape in the Mist

    Landscape in the Mist

    ★★★★★

    "Everything goes by so fast... cities... people... but sometimes we get so tired... that we forget you... and we don't even know if we're going forward... or back." "Then we get lost."


    Given my experience with the kind of storytelling in my exposure to World Cinema over the course of the last one and a half year where many filmmakers didn't manipulate the emotional stakes for any reason for the sake of landing at a specific ending, I thought I…

  • Eternity and a Day

    Eternity and a Day

    ★★★★★

    "Give me this day!"


    A NEW ALL-TIME FAVOURITE ALERT: I think I should definitely "buy words" to describe the experience I had with my most-awaited introduction to the Cinema of the Greek great Theo Angelopoulos and given that words like "poetry in motion" are getting tossed around casually these days, for the lack of a better phrase, Eternity and a Day is the purest form of cinematic poetry in motion my feelings ever had the privilege to take the journey…

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    So finally, the day has come... I'm no longer scared of Dr Hannibal Lecter because Sir Anthony Hopkins just redefined what's scary to an altogether different level and I may be able to look straight into the eyes of Hannibal Lecter's close-ups one day but I for sure will not be able to rewatch or look through what Anthony did as Anthony in The Father, especially towards the end of the film (if the subtle final shot of Ozu's Late…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★

    "5 Bloods don't die, we (just) multiply."

    A goldmine of a film digging deep into the war that's never going to end in human minds inside as a result of the war that ended outside years ago and ultimately mined true brotherhood while also taking a dig at the ever-pertinent racism through action-packed filmmaking in the exact Hollywood sense of the word Blockbuster.

    The tributes to Coppola's Apocalypse Now keep pouring in right from the name of the bar where…