june is pride month.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
In addition to being a banging sequel to ITSV, this feels like the spiritual successor to The Way of Water, EEAAO (duh), & that scene from Under the Silver Lake where Andrew Garfield says he's living a fucked up version of the life he's supposed to live. That sounds weird but that's what it felt like to me. I cried a lot.
Here's the full review on Digital Mafia Talkies.
Luka Chuppi 2019
starts with why live-in relationships should be normalized & ends up saying that you should only go into a live-in relationship if you wanna marry (which is a weird stance). it also drags quite a lot. there are some great comedic moments though & the performances are really good.
now i get it that laxman utekar's "kabhi progressive, kabhie regressive" trilogy (luka chuppi, mimi, zara hatke zara bachke) is all about picking up a progressive topic, spending a lotta time pandering to…
#pinocchio is yet another worthy contender for the "worst movies of the year" list. if this doesn't convince disney to stop remaking animated classics, i don't know what will.
full review on digital mafia talkies. and if you wanna read how frustrated i am with some of the creative decisions, you can click here and find out.
Dakota Johnson looks like a dreamy painting in motion in a plot-less (mostly, in a good way), picturesque adaptation of Jane Austen's #Persuasion. And I surprisingly liked it cuz it's so calming & serene & did I say Dakota Johnson is amazing?
Here's the full review on Digital Mafia Talkies