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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

  • Il Sorpasso

    ★★★★★

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  • The Prestige

    ★★★½

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    What makes a movie perfect is not only the primarily fortuitous intensity of emotional angst you feel while experiencing it, and it’s not only the bloomingly faultless cinematic artistry, but also the truth of feeling conveyed & the intransigent observation of the details, of the crafts & rich textural visuals. If all of these particulars are intertwined together in the most precise way, they create a meaning - a different view of life, and whatever forces are behind it, that are as…

  • La Strada

    La Strada

    ★★★★½

    Gelsomina is sold by her very economically unfortunate mother to the crude & wandering Zampanò. They roam through different Italian roads ( strade ), through different places they encounter - performing live ‘circus-like’ shows. 

    An extravagant canvas devoted to love. A melancholy voyage through the metaphorical Italian roads. A heartfelt & heartbreaking journey through what art is to us. A bittersweet expedition through what can only be described as life. Although the film occurs nearly a decade after World War II devastated…

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    I’m going to see this on the 15th, and I sincerely hope it doesn’t turn out to be a disappointment. I’m hoping this film shows flashes of Marvel at their most experimental & ambitious, while not acting too serious and keeping its grounds as a superhero flick. 

    Please don’t let this be another formulaic, humdrum - CGI mess, the trailer looked very uneventful :(

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★½

    The Prestige is, for absence of a better word, a very cool piece of filmmaking - as it has to be, given the intellectual sleight-of-hand that lies as its heart. It succeeds as both great entertainment and an absorbing rumination on the dangers of playing god. And until that inexplicably horrendous revelation at the end, the movie is a taut, thrilling portrait of obsession and the dark competitive spirit of professional rivalry. Yet the film focuses too much on its mechanical aspects & material that the abrupt intrusion of the genuine magic feels forced and even somewhat silly. And again, that horrible ending.

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    A diamondlike motion picture crafted with atypical and immaculate perception.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★★

    I often praise Get Out for being one of my favourite horror movies of all time, and it currently holds up to that statement with ease because of its perfect blend through genres. Get Out Is a broad and formidable social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele - who proves his fearsome filmmaking abilities with utmost respect in this admirable *horror*. 

    It goes without saying, that from start to finish Get Out is soaked & skinned through with a brawny undercurrent,…