"This is what all us filmmakers need to remember - that to make just one film like this enough." - One of my favourite pastimes is watching these Criterion closet picks videos and Lucrecia Martel dialled up the hype like anything when she made the above statements on Carnival of Souls. It's been several months since I added this film to my watchlist and slept on it without a reason because I believe in films finding me themselves in my…
I've been watching many "nothing happens, but everything happens" kinda films over the past one and a half year and Like Someone in Love might just be the epitome of the aforementioned phrase for me personally in a sense that I still can't process the level of complexity this film treated me to with its utter simplicity and after my experience with 6 Kiarostamis last year, especially with the recent of them being Certified Copy in October, I'd go as…
There are many films we describe as how we got to travel along with the characters in them, but if there's one film where I got to literally travel with the characters in recent memory, it has to be P S VinothRaj's smoking hot debut Koozhangal / Pebbles where the film doesn't intend to take the viewer on a ride in the usual cinematic sense but the ride itself turns out to be the film! I love how this film…
: Why should we promote you to 9th class?
: I am very good at Math and Memory.
: Oh! Can you please elaborate?
: I counted and remembered the number of kisses and "life long"s in Ye Maaya Chesaave and Orange respectively... seat ichhesthaara
YOUR YOUNGEST AND STRONGEST WILL FALL BY THE SWORD
"Many years ago, I had a friend." "A dear friend." "It was a great friendship."
Spanning several decades, From the lives of poor children in 1918 Manhattan Jewish ghettos To the grown-up adults leading a rich life in the 1930s Prohibition era To the now old people leading a life both rich and poor in terms of memories and regrets accompanied by the violence of 1968 New York, Sergio Leone's Once…
"5 Bloods don't die, we (just) multiply."
A goldmine of a film digging deep into the war that's never going to end in human minds inside as a result of the war that ended outside years ago and ultimately mined true brotherhood while also taking a dig at the ever-pertinent racism through action-packed filmmaking in the exact Hollywood sense of the word Blockbuster.
The tributes to Coppola's Apocalypse Now keep pouring in right from the name of the bar where…