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    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    kind of solidifies what my problems were with the happening because the ideas put on the table there are so much more elegantly and confidently realized here. night really leans into extracting almost every possible emotional tenor he could think of, whiplashing very deftly between the absurd intentionally misplaced humor and the devastating fallout and gravity of the situation that the characters are always subconsciously on the run from. the children being so precocious also indicates something about how the…

  • Bhuvan Shome

    Bhuvan Shome

    love this so much, mainly how simple it is as a story, very literary and very short, but then how much mrinalda lets the film's cinematic idiom transform as it moves from an urban to rural headspace, how it begins so playful and hyperactive, jumping between voiceover montages to superimposed animations to newsreel of communist demonstration, then to something far more studied, peaceful, and reverent. shome and gouri's journey into the desert is just remarkable and the film as a whole…

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    Om Shanti Om


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  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels


    like this better than chungking express just because it’s a lot seedier, a lot sexier, and a lot sadder. i like that these people are plugged into a much lonelier, much more sparsely populated underworld — wherever it’s busy, things seem to inevitably explode into violence and chaos. not a single moment of this takes place in daylight but everything’s so plastered in brilliance that the dark seems both intrusive/ominous and welcome/inviting at once. it just nails this incomprehensibly beautiful…