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  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★★

    Michael Haneke is either a cynical God exposing our complicity to casual violence in films that we hardly acknowledge or a provocative & sadistic filmmaker who has lost faith in humans. Whatever may be the case, his films are difficult to watch on two fronts; they are inherently disturbing, even cruel at times; and he ensures that our voyeuristic participation in the on-screen violent events gets registered in our consciousness. That’s a dreadful feeling which gradually seeps into our subconsciousness.

    Haneke’s…

  • A Short Film About Killing

    A Short Film About Killing

    ★★★★★

    Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘A Short Film About Killing’ is a disconcerting drama about societal violence and its hypocrisy to distinguish one form of killing of a being from another. Kieslowski himself wrote in the autobiography: “I think that this movie is not about the death penalty, but about killing in general. About killing which is evil – doesn’t matter why you kill, doesn’t matter who you kill or who does the killing.” (Krzysztof Kieslowski, “O sobie” (About Me), p.126.)

    It reflects…

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  • Shame

    Shame

    The close up shots & photography in this film are as good as in 'Woman in the dunes'.

  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Pedro Almodovar went full Wes Anderson before Wes Anderson in this chaotic comedy that hardly gives breathing room. Not that Almodovar is not known for his bright, shimmering visual anesthetics, but here, it relatively compliments the quirky narrative better than his other films, which further entangles with introduction of new characters in the mix.

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  • Kabir Singh

    Kabir Singh

    ★½

    Kabir Singh is a celebration of toxicity. A wet dream for all the bullies.
    Without delving deeper into its incoherent narrative, and leaving aside the misogynist part, the craft of Kabir Singh is as flawed as the character.
    It has so many pointless slow-mos that I wonder if they are competing with Appendix for what's more vestigial.
    The terrible editing and convenient switching between the theatrical element and realistic tone help to manufacture the romance.
    Unfortunately, the melodramatic development of the romance between Kabir and 'uski bandi' couldn't grow bigger than his anger.

  • The Disciple

    The Disciple

    ★★★★

    'The Disciple' raises the pertinent questions around incessant pursual of one's dream and dedicating the best time of life to bring it to the fruition just to realise the deeply buried truth within one-self about how good or bad s/he is. And somehow if you gather the courage to critically introspect yourself to learn you are not good at it then what you do with the truth? Do you still continue on the passage for the rest of life chasing…