Mithil Bhoras

Just an ordinary guy watching and appreciating extraordinary films.

Favorite films

  • Post Tenebras Lux
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Ran
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Jayeshbhai Jordaar

  • Runway 34

  • Brief Encounter

  • Top Gun: Maverick

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  • Memories of Murder

    Memories of Murder

    Chills. LITERAL CHILLS.

    So I recently played a video game namely Persona 4 Golden where a bunch of 15 year-olds set out to solve a murder mystery taking place in their small Japanese town. No matter how juvenile that sounds, especially given that it's Pokemon style role playing game, the game is actually quite serious with a central premise focusing on "finding the truth". The gang of these children frequently come across potential suspects, all of whom literally seem to…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My video essay on the film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=55gJzt_8o_Y

    Review:

    HOLY SHIT OKAY CALM DOWN

    In our universe, this film has received such acclaim that the weight of "liking" it falls on every cinephile, particularly on me. As soon as I started re-watching, that "pressure" begun weighing down on me. But as the narrative slowly unfolded, I lost myself in the story, the characters, the unprecedented twists (that still surprised me despite having watched it already), the complex Japanese culture, the editing,…

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  • Runway 34

    Runway 34

    Flight and Sully merged together, with a bit of the Indian spice. I adored the first hour, a first rate thriller focusing on the "almost" plane accident. But then the film seems to rush through its final act. The ending doesn't feel earned. The conflict the central character goes through fizzles out before it can take flight... pun intended. The final hour wasn't worked on, as if the movie entirely depended on the first. The only saving grace was Amithabh…

  • Jayeshbhai Jordaar

    Jayeshbhai Jordaar

    Two very entertaining acts are followed by a disappointing third one. Why do Indian films have to try and end films on social issues with a heart felt preachy monologue, with the antagonists changing their hearts like the flick of a switch? Kinda sad to look at this wasted potential, especially because it has one of Ranveer Singh's best performance!

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  • Un Chien Andalou

    Un Chien Andalou

    Once you start taking baby steps in cinema, at least when I did, you come across the most basic starter list (IMDB 250). Then you move ahead to broaden your horizon for more serious, obscure films. Then you move on to films that challenge your entire idea of a "film". It is then you realize the term "film" cannot be encompassed in a few mere genres like Action, Comedy or Romance. A film can be anything. And everything. A film…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is no doubt one of the greatest cinematic treats of all times but what is even more impressive is that no matter how many times I watch it, whether out of nostalgia or out of a sick bed, the magic just never wanes. I cannot say this about all films, especially my most favorite ones. Grave of the Fireflies, JFK, Cure (1998) are some of the cinematic masterpieces of world cinema but their magic and power sort of thins…