A Bronx Tale

Who knew Robert De Niro could direct so well!! The opening in itself was exhilarating. There couldn’t have been a more prudent choice (for De Niro) than a crime drama to make a directorial debut. He’s one of those actors who knows the genre inside out. He’s done it all his life. The movie was…

Koyaanisqatsi

This is, by far, the most peculiar movie I’ve seen. There is absolutely no dialogue, no narration and there is no definite character. The movie travels through times, through places and it continues to intrigue you. What makes this movie intriguing is some powerful imagery, an unconventional plot and to some extent, the decision of…

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you probably know that I’m a big Wes Anderson fan. With this movie, I can now proudly say that I’ve watched all of his work. There is nothing I would prefer over watching a Wes movie. What Jean Luc Godard was to French Cinema, Wes Anderson…

To the Bone

It is almost impossible to even conceptualise such movies until and unless you’ve gone through the same challenges yourself. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I’m talking about movies like Trainspotting and this one of course. 😛 There it was drug addiction, here it is anorexia. But this one is nothing like Trainspotting, it’s…

Hope and Glory

How many times have you wished for a flood, a bomb blast, an earthquake or anything of sorts taking down your school, just for an untimely vacation? ……….What if it really came true one day? In this movie it does……and it leaves you all nostalgic. It was the best part of the movie…..at least for…

Dunkirk

“It Takes Everyone To Survive Times Of Desperation” Watching a Nolan movie…..there’s no better feeling. He just doesn’t know how to make a bad movie. Also he doesn’t just rely on some specific set of elements he is most comfortable with, he uses all of them to their fullest and that too in a beautiful…

Everyone Says I Love You

Woody Allen, Edward Norton, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth and Goldie Hawn……. and all of them so young (a 1996 movie)….just the view of all the masters performing in one room….it was overwhelming. But of course, an ensemble cast is fruitless without a good screenplay and direction. We all have seen movies…

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…