• Safety Last!

    Safety Last!

    ★★★★

    I never expected this film would be so thrilling. It kept me at the edge of the seat till the end. The climax is so perfect and it also serves as a great bid to all the interesting characters. Laughed so much over Harold's idiosyncrasies and fails. This film is filled with a lot of suspense and hilarious moments that one would expect from an entertaining film.

    Safety Last! : 8.4/10

    Since the 'online learning' stage is ended for me,…

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★

    Excellent filmmaking. The use of music, abrupt cuts, surreal scenes and monologues makes the film look much better. Ewen McGregor is the highlight here for me. He always has the higher ground.

    Trainspotting: 8.2/10

  • The Third Murder

    The Third Murder

    ★★★½

    Kore-eda subverts our expectations and he keeps on fooling us till the end in his court-room drama The Third Murder. Koji Yakusho is so great in the role of Misumi. The score and cinematography contributes so much to the film. Felt that Kore-eda used the High & low technique a bit too much. Not all the characters are given enough importance unlike his other works. Still, a great watch and this is much better than I expected.

    The Third Murder: 7.8/10

  • Shadow of a Doubt

    Shadow of a Doubt

    ★★★★

    A great thriller which keeps the audience at the edge of the seat and reminds them that anything can happen in the film. It's got one of my Hitchcock camoes. We can see it's influence from The Night of the Hunter to Mulholland Dr (use of waltz). But... sometimes Hitchcock will tell more than you'd like to know. That's the only flaw here. Otherwise, a fine film. Joseph Cotten is one lucky guy to get a chance to star in this, The Third Man and also in Citizen Kane.

    Shadow of a Doubt: 8.9/10

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★★½

    Hitchcock delivers another great film. It's so clever and well written with a couple of foreshadowing elements. In one way, it's practically his version of Murder on the Orient Express with the right amount of fun and suspense. It's so hilarious and at one point the film manages to have a clever joke after a clever joke. The duo characters Charters and Charter are so natural who are one of my favorite things in this film.

    The Lady Vanishes: 9/10

  • Vivre Sa Vie

    Vivre Sa Vie

    ★★★★

    Sublime. The first 50 minutes are something else. Godard's brilliance is visible in every scene. Especially the part where Anna Karina's character cries while watching The Passion of Joan Of Arc is so pure and captivating.

    The film carries the charm which makes the audience realize that what they're watching is something special. For me, it lost its charm on the chapter with the philosopher. That scene is may be necessary for the film but it spoils the mundane atmosphere…

  • The Doll

    The Doll

    ★★★★

    Wow. This is so infinitely sweet and charming. This absolute gem of a early silent comedy by Lubitsch is refreshing from the beginning to the end. Since it's a silent comedy, the actors and their various expressions gives a whole new pleasure to the audience.

    It's available on YouTube so recommend y'all to checkout this film. The runtime is so short as well. If you're interested, here's the link: youtu.be/w1gxRxzOvDM

    The Doll: 8.9/10

  • Breathless

    Breathless

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I didn't really expect to love this but it's really great. I have to adore the way Godard has written the dialogue. A lot of big things happens in the film like a shootout or a girl telling that she's pregnant. But right after that, they don't speak about that at all. They speak about music and themselves a lot. This creates a nihilistic atmosphere throughout the film that makes the ending stronger.

    Along with many westerns and Bogart films,…

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise

    ★★★★

    A script like this shouldn't work that much on screen, but it does. That's why Lubitsch is genius. The side characters adds so much fun into the film while the story surrounding the lead characters moves on with suspense. Yes, this film is a little too serious for Lubitsch, but it does have enormous amount of clever hilarious moments that he's famous for.

    Trouble In Paradise: 8.7/10

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★½

    After the first 40 minutes, I thought I was going to hate this. It elevated a lot after that and it was one hell of an experience. All the techniques that is used kind of made the film better irrespective of its flaws. The main character 'Rosemary' played by Mia Farrow is always making stupid decisions and being victimized throughout the film. This made the film downright annoying for me because it's mostly centered around her suffering and torment.

    This…

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★

    The shots of Porco riding in a plane through the clouds are pure bliss. Loved everything about it. Including the ending, the ambiguity surrounding the honor of the protaganist and the charming supporting characters. Studio Ghibli films are so great at world building.

    Porco Rosso: 8.8/10

  • Design for Living

    Design for Living

    ★★★★

    A rom-com with charming leads and great writing that shows its brilliance in every minute. Lubitsch packs his film more with comedic & exotic scenes and maintains not to trouble the viewer with melodrama and romance. He provides those serious moments in lesser doses as possible. Which is the quality that most of the rom-coms get wrong. But Lubitsch always delivers his best.

    Design for Living: 8.3/10