The titular phrase comes off both as a metaphor and symbolic representation for gaze and how it drives the narrative. Opening with a blurred, hazy sequence that we'll return to later in the film, it shifts to Esposito's (Darin's character) eyes. This is the central point of the film as memories play a larger role here- what we see or rather most of what we see, we only remember the visuals that impress themselves upon us. It doesn't matter if…
When it comes to Christopher Nolan, there are a lot of people who just blatantly dismisses his works because it functions in the mainstream. On the other hand, some people would go out on a limb to defend Nolan even if he'd just shot "Lungi dance." Now, to achieve a middle ground there needs to be a critical dissection of his craft, themes he loves to explore and his obsession with time.
Tenet- Christopher Nolan's latest feature and possibly the…
Lovers meet and then drift apart, only to return to each other's arms- swirling and floating in the foggy, misty currents of love!
The remastered version essentially leaves out portions that make it quite a different film from its preceding version. However, the metaphor remains intact- the void that the queer community felt reflects equally in this searing conflict of heartache and loneliness.
It's becoming absolutely tedious, Netflix so stop it now!
Chaubey's segment is the only one worth watching but that's only because he is such a fantastic director who can push bad things to be okayish. The story is still poorly written.
On that note, it's a good time to plug our podcast episode (which also topped the Apple India charts this week!) where we discussed Netflix, film school, politics in cinema and many more.
Part of The Criterion Challenge, 2021.
Film #9: A silent film.
An interesting visual experiment that tinkers around with form, space and time. But somehow fell flat for me- one reason could be my love for surreal aesthetics a la Dali and Bunuel that broke ground a year before this!
Watched w/Collab gang.
Sion Sono is the ultimate postmodernist filmmaker from Japan in how truly remarkable his pastiches are. Infusing punk rock aesthetics with Kaiju, he creates a blend of fantasy fable that is so compassionate and full of empathy, it strikes with a fondness rarely seen in movies today.
Lest I forget, Sono gets so much flak for his transgressive ideas and radical excesses yet it's a wonder how he deals with formal inventiveness and spiritual quest simply and affectionately devoid of any pretense. As they say, it is all about "Love and Peace" ;)
Watched w/Collab gang!