• Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★★

    Arri 416
    Kodak 16/35mm Film
    Jonny Greenwood score
    Good film, Great experience
    Purpose of cinema fulfilled.

    More on the film, in the episode, that I recorded along with Dhruv, Amartya and Aryan. Check it out!

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★★★½

    Didn't expect to have such a blast

    Mazedaar stuff

  • Annaatthe

    Annaatthe

    Rajinikanth and Siva could've possibly been the worst combination ever, and yet this happened.

    It's quite evident that stars like Vijay and Rajinikanth need directors like Karthik Subbaraj and Lokesh Kanagaraj for atleast getting the storytelling of the film right.

    Also, petition to get Siva a new colourist for his films, since Siva or his current colourist have no idea of how grading works.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    You know what the funny thing is, Edgar Wright was always the guy I associated with style+substance done well and here, he takes a-not-so-unexpected U-turn.

    Nevertheless some of the stuff is excellent here, go watch the film in theatre and support theatrical releases.

  • Dhamaka

    Dhamaka

    In my opinion, all intent, great camerawork and an attempt for coherent direction goes to waste, when the acting by Kartik Aryan is so mechanical, and downright bad in some scenes.

    The film is beaten and kicked towards an average film corner, and there's no way out of those punches.

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★½

    Kenneth Branagh's most realised work, not just emotionally but also cinematically. The camerawork is fantastic, and instead of being descriptive, it becomes something very lucid and intense.

    #11 Camerimage Film Festival

  • Survive

    Survive

    ★★★½

    The exploration of life, immortality and the humans talking about it is dealt so well. Lovely stuff.

    #11 Camerimage Film Festival

  • Pacífico Oscuro

    Pacífico Oscuro

    Too experimental for a doc and for my taste.

    #10 Camerimage Film Festival

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    Third watch, second in a cinema. A lot of things work more than they did before. Made more sense of cinematography in particular, and how well they used CG. Some of the hand held close ups with depth of field felt more personal this time around. The lighting is phenomenal.

    #9 Camerimage Film Festival

  • The Tender Bar

    The Tender Bar

    Partially annoyed by Clooney's mechanical attempt to an already surface level, superficial screenplay, bogs down the film in a pit with no redemption to get out of it. Makes me sad because I went for this, when I could've watched Lynch's The Elephant Man at a cinema

    #8 Camerimage Film Festival

  • Her Dance

    Her Dance

    Intent, promise and decent attempt.

    #7 Camerimage Film Festival

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★½

    People talk in this film and it is therapeutic. A film equivalent to a warm hug, the poetic narrative is par excellence.

    #6 Camerimage Film Festival