Okja

This movie was a powerful satire on the food industry…..well, actually the whole corporate environment I would say. Not bad for Netflix, I can’t think of many good netflix movies…just The fundamentals of Caring other than this one. Whatever you say, Bong Joon Ho (director) knows how to make masterpieces. This was my first though,…

Song to Song

Now when it comes to Terrence Malick movies I don’t know what to feel. I surely don’t love the feeling I get when I watch them but I’m still addicted to it, I just can’t get enough of it. It’s something that he replicates in almost all his movies. It gets you engrossed, keeps you…

T2 Trainspotting

“First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal. ” It takes real courage to work on a project like this. It is never easy to revisit such a classic like Trainspotting. Movies like these are era defining and you don’t want to turn them into some shitty franchise just for some box office…

Y Tu Mamá También

I could have marked it as one of the best road trip movies ever made but that would be a gross understatement!! This wasn’t just a plain road trip movie. It was much more than that; it was a character study, a peek into our sexual instincts, a form of societal analysis……….in other words, it…

La Haine

Truly a masterpiece!! I loved everything about this movie……literally everything. Starting from screenplay, it was a comprehensive and elegantly written piece, with no bullshit, no twists and what I think was a fairly accurate depiction of the conditions that once existed. And then there were scenes like this one(below)….. these were like cherry on the…

The Fundamentals of Caring

If I were to ever recommend a movie with such a title to my friends, I’m pretty much sure they would hit me with something like, “Please don’t give me such sentimental movies……” or something on similar lines!! It is often said “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, same applies to movies as well. This…

Submarine

Wikipedia on Richard Ayoade (director) says, “actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter.”…..another Woody Allen one would guess!! Well, I see him as a cousin of Wes Anderson with as diverse portfolio of talents as Woody Allen. What a perfect guy!! But let me stop here right now…… I have only seen one of his movies…

Deepwater Horizon

This is a movie that everyone should watch…..not for any of its cinematic aspects but for the message it has to offer. Though not exactly a documentary, it does raise some important questions. The famous economist Milton Friedman argued in his famous article that the sole responsibility of a corporation is to churn out profits. It…

Breathless

Known as the pioneer of the French New Wave, Jean Luc Godard isn’t a name known to many casual movie goers. This was my first Godard movie too and I loved it. Now, French New Wave is characterised by ‘breaking all the shackles’ that had earlier prevented directors from experimenting. Just to know more about…

Blue Valentine

Someone please give Michelle Williams an Oscar!! Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling come together to give us a powerful and heart wrenching romantic drama. They would go on to give another great performance the next year in Drive (which some of you might have seen). They are just……….perfect!! The movie stays away from the typical…

The Squid and the Whale

A poignant comedy!! Akin to Woody Allen’s movies, this one also explores the perplexing phenomenon of human interactions. It tackles the gloomy subject of divorce in the best possible manner. It never gets too sentimental, which is in contrast to Allen’s movies. The humour is brilliantly built into the storyline, it never appears contrived. The characters…

Sleeping Giant

This movie somehow reminded me of Stand by Me. Both of them are great coming of age movies with the major difference being that Sleeping Giant is a little more socially relevant. The movie showcases a trio of teenagers on a vacation with events unfolding throughout the movie. Like many of the coming of age movies,…