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  • Zelig
  • The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
  • Days
  • Harold and Maude

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  • Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet

  • Sarpatta Parambarai

    ★★★★

  • Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★½

  • Chathur Mukham

    ★★

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  • Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet

    Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet

    "The audiences are always aware on some level, of the difference between things that are animated and something that's been photographed. That has a patina and texture and a flavor and a taste to things that is unfamiliar to people."

    "What I have always felt about music in film is that it shouldn't be a coat of varnish that's applied to the thing at the end. It should actually be something that's in there in the construction of the film…

  • Sarpatta Parambarai

    Sarpatta Parambarai

    ★★★★

    *The country is in a state of unconstitutional emergency*

    Initially, Kabilan's innate urge to fight is provoked only when the dignity of Coach is questioned. Coach's own talented son Vetri is so loyal to his father, but he is reckless and clueless. Then, there's Raman who seems to value personal glory more than anything else. The film goes out of its way to prove that a pragmatic leadership is required to tap in their youthful energy, and align them towards…

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  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    It gets better and better and better every single time. More than watching Kubrick ever-so-subtly slap patriarchy and male previlege on the face, the clues and mysteries that he leaves behind make this one of the most rewatchable movies ever. If it weren't made by someone who makes masterpieces on a daily basis Eyes Wide Shut wouldn't have been this underrated. Such a sexy, dreamy, political, magnificent, feminist beast!

  • Trance

    Trance

    ★★

    I can't think of the last time I saw a screenwriter and director fail so spectacularly. Trance is an incredulously incoherent mess. Tonally, thematically, and narratively. (No, you can't get away with it by calling it a trance)

    The writer wrote the role for Fahadh Faasil to "act" and completely forgot to create a good character. But, a film doesn't need a tangible character if it is a deliberately preposterous work (like Double Barrel) but this isn't that either. The…