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  • A Woman Under the Influence

    A Woman Under the Influence

    ★★★★½

    This movie directed by John Casavettes is really a work of engrossing art and I don't use that term in the pejorative sense; it tells us that you do not need giant expensive sets or visual effects or even high octane action scenes to capture the attention of the audience. A beautiful movie about a working class wife, who is slightly cuckoo, and her family's struggle in dealing with her eccentricities showcases the myriads of emotions which an everyday family…

  • A Serious Man

    A Serious Man

    ★★

    Being a big admirer of Coen brothers' work, I watch each and every movie of theirs looking forward to getting enthralled, entertained and rejuvenated but sadly none of this happens with this movie.

    It starts in a very promising manner but soon drags, maybe not duration wise, but plot-wise. I am still not sure what this movie was trying to convey. There is our Jewish suburban protagonist living in 1967 and is facing a bunch of problems that many of…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    I can simply write one of the most boring movies I ever watched and stop but I will continue.
    This is a bunch of static imagery disguised in the form of motion picture. The story is absolutely missing and it is so dull that although only 150 odd minutes long it feels like a lifetime. I have no clue why this movie is regarded as a masterpiece. The movie tries to convey philosophical notions with an absent plot. I am…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★½

    I haven't really watched many Korean movies. This must be my second, first is Oldboy. I watched it because of all the word of mouth I was hearing about it and the hype it is causing in the Oscar race.

    I wasn't disappointed at the start. The movie starts with the introduction of a poor family of parents and their son and daughter living in the basement and their daily struggle to survive, how they all come up with a…