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,…

Cache (Hidden)

The simplest of thrillers!! This was my first Michael Haneke movie and it was pretty something. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Reason?? Open-ended….well, it was better than just a normal open ending. He actually introduces conflict in the last shot. I haven’t seen anyone doing that. The movie also, in totality,…

High Fidelity

Poignant!! “A comedy about fear of commitment, hating your job, falling in love and other pop favourites.” That’s what the poster says……in some ways it’s appropriate. To be completely honest, I don’t have any experience when it comes to relationships. I won’t say that it’s depiction was pragmatic but it seemed to convey everything that…

Upstream Color

Captivating!! It was beautiful….. it was mesmerising…..and it was meticulous. Looks like an exaggeration, doesn’t it. How can a movie be so good and yet be not known to many?? Movies like these are a perfect example to why you should never judge a movie based on IMDb ratings. Abstract movies (like The Fountain, The…

Zodiac

Classic David Fincher!! I really hope you know who David Fincher is. If you don’t, he is the man who gave you Fight Club, Gone Girl, Se7en, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button…..and the list goes on. So you now know what you can expect from this one. Knowing that this movie…

Moana

Disney!! What more can I say ?? It was everything you expect from a Disney movie….. a universal story, a great soundtrack and emotionally enriching. It will make you laugh, make you care for the protagonist and often leave you misty-eyed. Just stop reading and go ahead and watch it already. Doesn’t matter who you…

Match Point

Another typical Woody Allen drama!! I don’t have much to say about the movie. Like many of his movies, this one also explores the complexity and nuances of human interactions. It seems like Allen has this wisdom of human behaviour, how people think and react. He takes the complexity of human emotions and reduces it…

Moonlight

A rare piece in Hollywood!! You don’t find many pieces in Hollywood (that come to limelight) that explore the grim corners of our society. This movie dares to do it…. and it’s nice to see it getting appreciated by so many across the industry. We need movies like this….. movies that explore the society from…

Shame

Raw!! The movie tells a compelling story of a sex addict (kind of). There isn’t much of a dialogue. Yet the spectrum of emotion that it delivers is commendable. All of it was accomplished through a near perfect combination of direction, cinematography and acting. Michael Fassbender was spectacular, possibly his best performance yet. The movie…