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  • 2/Duo

    2/Duo

    ★★★★½

    2/Duo is a dream debut by Nobuhiro Suwa. If you go blindly then you can't even guess that it's a debut film by an indie filmmaker. The shots composition, the camera movements, story development, dialogues, and long takes- all perfectly line up for an almost perfect film.

    The story follows the lives of two people living together and trying to meet the day's end needs. The girl works at a clothing boutique and the boy is unemployed. Despite all the…

  • The Disciple

    The Disciple

    ★★★★

    "There's a reason why Indian classical music is considered an Eternal Quest."

    Watching The Disciple was such a soothing experience. It's a sad story for the most part but that's what makes it realistic and adding classical music just made the experience to another level. The transitions from present to past at specific moments were beautifully conveyed to us by the director Chaitanya Tamhane. A slow burner with a climax which we might have not anticipated at the start and very tangible performances by the leads- one of the best musicals from India.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★★

    The little actor cons another part:
    Filling from time to time his "humorous stage"
    With all the persons, down to palsied age,
    That Life brings with her in her equipage:
    As if his whole vocation
    Where endless imitation.

    - Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things
    The way Kaufman approach towards filmmaking makes me awe.
    He has a unique taste in death, time, and a different perspective towards life.
    I…

  • Caroline

    Caroline

    ★★★★

    "- What's your name?
    - Caroline"

    Is this short directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda? It felt so natural and the children acted so well. Somehow it reminded me of The Florida Project.