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  • Seven Samurai
  • The War Game
  • Drug War
  • Tampopo

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  • Greenland

    ★★★½

  • F9

    ★★½

  • Pete's Dragon

    ★★★

  • A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

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  • Greenland

    Greenland

    ★★★½

    The heart pounding suspense of "Greenland" becomes unbearable because of the situational relatability between our own post-COVID dystopia and the film's march towards an apocalyptic future. This is an underrated disaster film, destined to become a cult favourite.

  • F9

    F9

    ★★½

    Trying to rate and review the latest film of the Fast and Furious franchise is upto a certain extent, an excercise in futility- because irrespective of the logical fallacies and narrative flaws of such films, for many, "F9" is nothing less than a 5-star action/adventure classic. And that demographic is actually huge. But the fact of the matter is that art cannot exist in vacuum, and thus, partly the critical analysis of such films is necessary. Criticism is an essential…

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  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★★

    Watching "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" reminded me of Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness. The film tells the story of the hellish journey of a fanatical conquistador to find the mythical place of infinite bounty called El Dorado. In Heart of Darkness, Marlow narrates his shadowy and surreal journey of meeting Kurtz, who becomes the physical manifestation of evil. In Herzog's film, the title character Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) is himself the narrator and evil personified, the epitome of a…

  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    Watching Florian Zeller's "The Father" reminded me of W.B Yeats' famous poem "An Acre of Grass" which is about the pangs of one's twilight years. It's also about the struggle to remain relevant when everyone has taken for granted that you're expendable. Anthony Hopkins' character is going through the same motions in his old-age. To add to his miseries, his memory is also starting to betray him. It's quite a surreal experience to watch one's parents and grandparents grow old,…