Michael James

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Just another crazy cinephile. Movies, Films, Cinema 🎥
Tags are strictly to track my Movies per Language.

Favorite films

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Pulp Fiction
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Super Deluxe

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  • The Way Back

    ★★★

  • Triple Frontier

    ★★★

  • Panchatanthiram

    ★★★★

  • Anbe Sivam

    ★★★★★

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  • The Way Back

    The Way Back

    ★★★

    The underdog sports drama with a typical character redemption arc gets executed in a realistic manner and is high on humanism. The best part is it does the regular cliches. Ben Affleck offers another rock solid raw performance as the alcoholic fighting against his adversities and inner demons. You could simply watch it just for his performance. A good outing.

  • Swamy Ra Ra

    Swamy Ra Ra

    ★★★

    The crime comedy doesn’t have much of a storyline, just a wild goose chase for a stolen idol by different bunch of people. But the fun narrative with good doses of comedy, stylish visuals, peppy music and quirky characters with solid performances make it entertaining. The screenplay drags during the second hour and few cliches pull it down. An entertaining ride nevertheless.

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  • Anbe Sivam

    Anbe Sivam

    ★★★★★

    This cult classic comedy titled “Love is God” revolves around the journey of two people with conflicting ideologies, while exploring themes of life, perception, love, relationships, religion and humanism. Despite of handling multiple themes, it never gets overly preachy as it seamlessly blends it all into the densely layered narrative. The dialogues get exceptionally written, being humorous, poignant and thought provoking at the same time. Kamal Hassan is in his usual stunning form, well supported by Madhavan. Both their comic…

  • Dream Scenario

    Dream Scenario

    ★★★½

    The eccentric dark comedy revolves around dreams, nightmares and surrealism in quite a funny, strangely twisted and terrifying manner. Though the execution is shaky at places, the clever satire and structuring keeps itself open to numerous interpretations and manages to stay interesting, showcasing the complexities and taking dig at the viral fame and cancel culture prevailing in today’s SM world. Coming to the performance, Nicholas Cage puts on a riveting show, one of his best in recent times. Though it does have its set of cringy hiccups, it remains watchable enough for its original and quirky concept.