Pranav Rao

More of a journal writer than a reviewer, favorites change on whim not an all time thing even tho I do love the four I put on there a lot.

Favorite films

  • Beau Travail
  • Heat
  • The Insider
  • Masaan

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

  • The Duellists

    ★★★★½

  • Shoot the Piano Player

    ★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★½

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

    Happy birthday to one of my favorite directors ever. Now regarding the film. I read the book in prep for the home release, there's really no way I could watch this in theatres not just due to the awkwardness for family but because I myself am squeamish regarding the subject matter, I had a hard time reading the event worse watching both times in this case but it's not a negative for the film or event itself. The tale is…

  • The Duellists

    The Duellists

    ★★★★½

    Really just gets better on rewatch, Keith and Harvey are just absolutely delightful. The way they play off each other even when their characters aren't on screen is so palpable, you feel every second of Feraud' misguided obsession and d'Hubert' conflictions. The fights progressively becoming less and less clean and more brutal till they settle on a final clash of ideals that refuses satisfaction to the grudge just leaves me in awe every time. Ridley really never made one like this again.

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  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    Agresivamente blanco

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    I hate to say it but Fincher's return to film making after 6 years and a very detailed procedural is quite disappointing. Digital cinematography just doesn't match when you're attempting to make a film seem like it came out of Scorsese's basement, a simple black/white filter won't do it. The slick editing will only make it more obvious David damn, in his attempts to make this feel like a picture out of the 40's time capsule of cinema Fincher has…