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  • Nayattu

    Nayattu

    ★★★★

    i have so much to say about Nayattu being a great anti-pig, anti-state film in addition to making a solid (albeit unavoidably controversial) case for discarding identity as political foundation under postmodernity, but alas i have no energy left in me and i do not want to halfass this. there is so much nuance to this rather unique, peculiar film that really gets me all hot and bothered lmao, particularly how the narrative carefully swerves around and beyond affective popular…

  • Sangathalaivan

    Sangathalaivan

    ★★

    we need better commie films come on

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  • Vada Chennai

    Vada Chennai

    ★★★★½

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

    Vada Chennai is very much rewatchable, given a rewatch happened not more than two months ago. that is a huge compliment for any film really, and especially for such a long feature as this film, with a run time of nearly 3 hours. Vada Chennai remains an absolute treat to experience every time. the last time i watched the film, i was in the middle of reading Lenin's State and Revolution, and the text contained exact practical discourse on self-organizing…

  • Putham Pudhu Kaalai

    Putham Pudhu Kaalai

    ★★½

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

    Ilamai Idho Idho (Sudha Kongara) / a rather soft, befitting beginning to an anthology titled Putham Puthu Kaalai (A Brand New Morning); and while i found the particular avenue of recontextualizing being young and in love somewhat fresh, novel, and even wholesome - given the film is about foregrounding senior romance (also, Jayaram and Urvashi being my personal favorites), it would have done the film so much good had it been the actual senior couple the entire runtime. having said…