Shushaan

Shushaan

Wannabe but not-pretentious cinephile
he/him

Favorite films

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Taxi Driver
  • Before Sunset
  • GoodFellas

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  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

    ★★★½

  • American Psycho

    ★★★★½

  • No Dogs or Italians Allowed

    ★★★★★

  • Fremont

    ★★★★

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  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

    Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

    ★★★½

    𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴, 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳.

    Mrs. Harris goes to Paris by Anthony Fabian is an absolute delight, a sweet, heartwarming story about dreams and self-discovery through haute couture. It's light on story but then again, it doesn't try to be anything else other than being a fairytale and giving audiences a serotonin boost. Above all, the movie has a strong emotional core.

    Lesley Manville is sublime as the titular Mrs. Harris. She brought so much charm…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    *rewatch*

    American Psycho by Mary Harron still holds up, but I kind of forgot how thematically puzzling it is. It's definitely a satire and those who idolize the very repulsive Patrick Bateman either don't understand satire or just don't care (a matter of concern). This movie's thematic ambiguity makes it so fascinating. I see it primarily as a satire of toxic masculinity incorporated with sadism.

    Christian Bale is of course amazing, this movie wouldn't have worked if it weren't for…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    A standard biopic but highly entertaining and VERY Baz Luhrmann, the maximalism is impeccable. As for Austin Butler, he's so mesmerizing that I forgot at times it wasn't the actual person. That Oscar is just a matter of time. Please watch it in the theater, it's more fun that way.

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    Past Lives by Celine song is an introspective and philosophical movie spanning two decades and continents. It toys with themes of love and the ties that bind of us. As someone who retrospects a lot about previous events, I determined one or two plot points. But writer/director Song's execution of the subject is so elegant and seamless that the slight predictability doesn't matter. She had the chance to go fully melodramatic but Past Lives is subtle, which is a major…