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Favorite films

  • Comingled Containers
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou
  • Videodrome
  • Three Colours: Blue

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  • Charli XCX: Alone Together

  • BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes, and Sadomasochism

Pinned reviews

  • Mirror


    On my first watch of Tarkovsky's Mirror or Zerkalo, I lost myself in the exuberant blend of narratives. Consequently, I tried to piece the "meaning" of the film into something that would make sense, but gradually my perplexed attitude towards it altered into an ardour for the way Tarkovsky amalgamates the various facets of memory into raw sentiment. Upon my 2nd watch of this film, the film translated itself as an unfeigned look into what Tarkovsky remembers on his deathbed.…

Recent reviews

  • BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes, and Sadomasochism

    BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes, and Sadomasochism

    "People like me do exist. Cool, huh?"

    To think that this documentary was filmed almost 30 years back awes and agitates me all at once. There is a sense of comfort to recognise that the identity you hold, has a history. That the thoughts your peers always disapproved of are shared and celebrated by people, in this case - lesbians talking to a camera 29 years back. Since we have always existed and will continue to, why are powerful systems…

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I'm a Cheerleader

    But I’m a Cheerleader is already a classic and I hope generations of Megans and Grahams and Jans and Dolphs are able to feel more at home with themselves due to this film. To encapsulate the impassioned feelings that this silly little film has beneath being just a silly little film is impossible. Its a radical gesture in the faces of millions who discard their loved ones for their queerness. This movie means so much to me, the characters feel…

Popular reviews

  • Barbie


    Barbie, at this point, is famous for the division of opinion it causes among its viewers. I like to think that I have made myself familiar with the complaints, so it is easy for me to say that I disagree with them, but I also firmly believe that the the acclamations it's receiving for being the pinnacle of feminist mainstream movies are in utter folly. This film fails to cater to any feminist standards that it sets for itself. It…

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique

    The opening shot- an upside down shot of a foggy pink town sets up the premise so aptly for The Double Life Of Véronique, a film about an alternate vision. After said shot the film progresses to project a clip on an obscure screen - the viewer is subjected to watching a very critical scene, one I would call the defining moment of this very film, it is the scene where Weronika drops her notes and proceeds to see Véronique…