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  • Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!

  • Yara

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Recent reviews

  • Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!

    Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!

    The other side of the coin of Hero Hiralal romantic fantasies. If that film sought to use cinema as a means of turning real desires and ambitions and passions, then this one is about utilizing cinema as a means of altering reality. An utterly joyous experience brimming with endless possibilities for what the medium can do and how it is used to both alter our perceptions of ourselves and our relationship to others as well as how it is used…

  • Yara


    What struck me this time while watching this was how much it feels like a totally natural and authentic extension of the form and (some of) the ideas that Malick had put forward, specifically in his first couple of features. There's a simplicity to the images here. Unadorned and seemingly unconcerned with "looking pretty" in the way that so many films do. Whether intentional or not on Fahdel's part, it's one of the closest approximations to Malick's style that doesn't…

Popular reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Good for Michelle Yeoh but I simply cannot sanction this kind of silliness from a pair of the bastard step-children of Tarantino and Gilliam. Find your purpose, be happy, everyone is a superhero in their own right, but no - you are not the center of (your own) universe, your perspective is not the only one that matters, and hot dog fingers are incredibly stupid. I don't care about remix culture asserting itself in film, as far as it's represented…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    This interests me more as a cinematic object than as anything particularly deep or insightful about anything. I like Eggers, I think he's one of the crop of A24 filmmakers who've come to prominence who actually has chops, even if he happens to put them to use in projects that are less than the sum of their parts. I still think The Witch holds up but I was never fully onboard with The Lighthouse, and The Northman follows suit with…