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  • Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

  • Fire

    ★★★★½

  • Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

  • Blackboards

    ★★★½

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

    Charlie Kauffman has always been into the cinema of absurd from his scripts to his films. His debut film Synecdoche Newyork is a perfect example of his interest in this kind of cinema. Synecdoche, literally meaning a figure of speech where a part refers to the whole gives the perfect title t the small Newyork Charlie is trying to create with the help of his protagonist, the theatre director.

    In the film, days pass like minutes and we see a…

  • Fire

    Fire

    ★★★★½

    Deepa Mehta with her elements trilogy targeted at different stereotypes and problems of the Indian traditions. Fire more than a lesbian love film is about the patriarchy where the wants of women are always secondary and are pushed. Being one of the first films from India that explored homosexuality openly, the film received backlash for the portrayal of women.

    Mehta deals with the journey of Sita and Radha so passionately putting both characters in a polar opposite fashion. While Sita…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★½

    Ad Astra is for those who love films about space. With high-end graphics, expensive sets and a striking performance by Bradd Pitt the film grips you tightly in the first half. It is only due to the weak second half that the film losses its audience.

    Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema stands out. Anyone following his work will be able to identify his movement style and precise use of lighting on the set. The sound design is nothing exceptional. The…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    Yet another meta masterpiece from Burnham. In all his works Bo tries to leave a question for the audience, a kind of learning pushing us into the claustrophobic nature of self-doubt. This question is always greater than the piece itself and Bo himself acknowledges that.

    Shot for over a year, Inside is a highly planned special. Every transition has been perfectly pre-planned right from the development of the idea of doing a special at home. The props, surroundings, music, his…