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  • CODA

    ★★★½

  • A Hero

    ★★★★★

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    ★★★½

  • Beautiful City

    ★★★★½

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  • Monologue

    Monologue

    ★★★★★

    For quite some time after the movie had ended, I was trying to think of the last time a movie had floored me and left me completely speechless like Anantaram, and the first thing that popped in my head was Persona, which incidentally enough dealt with something similar but the execution of the two movies cannot be further apart.

    With Anantaram, Adoor Gopalkrishnan tries to explore his own bipolarity with the protagonist, Ajayan, and builds a character of him solely…

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    The Metamorphosis of Birds

    ★★★★★

    Mothers were the only Gods without non-believers.

    Of Mirrors, Memories and Mothers: a tale of reminiscence, grief and indentity.

    Catarina Vasconcelos' The Metamorphosis of Birds, at its core is about the semi personal expansive tale of her family spanning generations but moreso than their stories, it's that their lives become the vehicle to explore the the themes of mortality, of a time long gone, of finding oneself in the vastness of life and above all its an ode to all…

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  • Court

    Court

    ★★★★★

    Chaitanya Tamhane's Court isn't so much of a court room drama as the title suggests but more of a rigorous examination of our regressive laws hidden behind conservative ideologies that are hell bent on maintaining the status quo of the country without any reflection and any criticism is considered criminal.

    The case of Narayan Kamble, the protagonist, exists solely because of the contempt the system holds against lower caste and any voice of dissent from the said strata of society…

  • Minnal Murali

    Minnal Murali

    ★★★★

    The epidemic of Marvel/DC movies often dilutes the purpose of the superhero genre either with the pointless fanwar surrounding the movie or it's so doused in the corporate filmmaking and banking on nostalgia that they very easily lose the essence of superhero genre, they become a vessel for the sole purpose of printing money while the fans eat it up because of the lack of an alternative.
    Movies like Minnal Murali may not have the budget nor the technical advancements…