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  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    ★★½

    'Lucifer' is a film that is entertaining to watch, provided you have a whole bunch of friends to see it with you, and you talk your way through most of the second half. It's a rehashed version of a Hollywood thriller, with some further inspiration taken from the action films of Indian regional cinema. Basically, it's a study on what makes people - fanboys especially - in the audience scream, howl, and whistle, and in that, it's carefully crafted.

    The…

  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    ★★½

    Saikumar's character says a dialogue in this film about Narasimham that summarises the research gone into making it, possibly conducted by both Prithviraj and Murali Gopy. 'Lucifer' is a political-thriller on one hand, but on the other, it is a smartly woven study on what excites the audience. A plot driven by drugs and corruption (the most popular bad things in cinema), almost everything here is strongly defined, both by the editing and the direction, with little left to ambiguity.…

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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    ★★★★★

    The truth is, all of us are really boring people. That's right: I'm boring, you're boring, even our favorite comedians who make us laugh and entertain us are boring. It's just a handful of moments in each day of our lives wherein we do something memorable.

    For example, today was a weekend. The day is over now, and all I can remember doing worthwhile is this cartoon I drew of an old man, a little bit of work on my…

  • Anantaram

    Anantaram

    ★★★★★

    How can I even attempt to describe what I've just witnessed unravel on screen? What can I say about the greatest Indian film ever made?

    I tracked down and had a chat with film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan last month because I was fascinated by the logline to Anantaram (or Monologue, a film I hadn't seen till then), which describes the story to this picture as such:

    "Ajayan gets sexually attracted to his brother's wife and this creates trouble for him.…