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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★½

    How tragic that man can never realize how beautiful life is until he is face to face with death. How tragic, indeed! Akira Kurosawa’s thought-provoking commentary on life is such a powerful work of first-rate storytelling that it can transform lives. Narrated with flair, handled with care & bolstered by a marvellous performance, Ikiru (also known as To Live) is one of world cinema’s greatest triumphs.

    The film tells the story of a middle-aged bureaucrat who has lived the same monotonous…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest films ever made, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is crafted with such grace, passion & dedication that every moment of its 207 minutes runtime seems relevant to the plot, and it never feels overlong. Brought to life with remarkable control & composure and sustaining its grip on the viewers with effortless ease, it has inspired & influenced countless films & filmmakers over the years yet has never been bettered.

    Set in the late 16th century, the story takes place in a…

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    Aaron Sorkin's sophomore directorial effort finds the esteemed screenwriter bringing the story of the infamous trial to screen in a consistently engaging manner but given the quality of writing on display, the themes it intends to explore and the strength of the ensemble cast involved, one can't help but wonder the cinematic gem it could've been under the helm of a more seasoned filmmaker.

    Written & directed by Aaron Sorkin, the film utilises his trademark rapid-fire interplay between its characters to…

  • Red Beard

    Red Beard

    ★★★★

    Marking the conclusion of one of the greatest director-actor collaborations in cinema history, Red Beard is as heartfelt & life-affirming as it is tragic & heartbreaking. Crafted with genuine care, told with everlasting compassion, and led by compelling performances, the film presents an esteemed artist & his long-term protégé teaming up for the last time and is one of their most memorable works together.

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa, the story is driven by the teacher-disciple relationship that is allowed to simmer & develop at…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    I look around, I look around, I see a lot of reviews for this classic. Which means a lot of people have been breaking the first two rules of Fight Club.

    Now if you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

    If you do not like this movie, I do not like you.