• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    This is everything that the schoolkid me, obsessing over the play whilst preparing for exams, could've hoped for

    EDIT - copy-pasting a response below to someone asking me what I thought of the film:

    Macebth was a play I had obsessed over during my high-school, reading and imagining and re-reading the arcane language to re-construct an essentially stage production in my head and, as such, this adaptation seemed to be the closest thing to what I had in my head,…

  • Oeconomia

    Oeconomia

    Did I wish to spend my Sunday night having my worst fears confirmed? Nope. Did I do it anyway? Of course. This is one spine-chilling docu that will open eyes to that which one may have wished to have kept turned a blind eye to.

  • Inglourious Basterds
  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    Can't believe I barely liked this back in 2018. I was an idiot. A masterpiece is what it is. Whew.

  • Mangrove

    Mangrove

    It's been a while since watching something made my blood boil for 2 hours straight.

  • Examined Life

    Examined Life

    Eight philosophers - Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek and Judith Butler - ruminate upon the ethics of consumption, identity issues vis-à-vis cosmopolitanism, revolution, democracy, ecology, bodily difference, music and the underlying teleological impulse that unites all these varying avenues of inquiry within the life of the mind.

  • The Bare Life

    The Bare Life

    “We are only a little stored, organized solar heat, a memory of Sun. A little phosphorus that burns in the meninges of the world.” ― Paul Cézanne

    //From the first day of confinement ensuing the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, Antoine d'Agata roamed the streets of Paris with a thermal camera to record, in his own unique way, the viral epidemic that turned the city into a strange theatre of wandering souls, bowed heads and fleeing bodies. Initially attracted by…

  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    Episodes 2 ("Hell") and 6 ("Gganbu") were really something. Experiences I won't easily forget.

  • Midnight Mass

    Midnight Mass

    Beautiful. Perhaps not fair comparing with Hill House or Bly Manor, considering both of them were adaptations and likely made on a much greater budget, but that's pretty much the only frame of reference I have. So this didn't feel as grand and epic-sized as the layered mythos in HH and BM, with the narrative playing out far more straightforward. But still, nevertheless, it is classic Mike Flanagan delving deep into the profoundest theological and ontological questions through a horror-narrative,…

  • The Scapegoat

    The Scapegoat

    Watching a film after 3 months and that too a film such as this... I'm speechless, to be honest. And yet, the speechless me will now proceed to put together a string of words. Knowing Tathagata da personally (well, as personal as one can get within the virtual realm), the things that make him angry as well as that which keeps him going, and being acquainted with his previous works, I obviously was going into his latest with the highest…

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★

    63/100

  • Death of the Sound Man

    Death of the Sound Man

    ★★★½

    72/100

    A chronicle of two sound recordists trying a variety of imaginative tricks to get the sounds they need, while simultaneously battling financial challenges from a typically-difficult producer. All the while they contemplate their own deaths within the public movie-going consciousness, which has been steadily corrupted by the consumer-culture (and the consequent commodification of cinema) originating from that one country whose flag always makes the most noise everywhere. It is ironic, then, to observe the two men (and others in…