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  • Midsommar

    ★★★½

  • The Big City

    ★★★★

  • Sweat

    ★★★

  • Certified Copy

    ★★★

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

    To start with Midsommar is the cinema of absurdity. Everything happens in the film as we expect, it's how these events occur that disturbs us. Ari Aster is known for creating uneasy horror on screen and his ghosts are often revolving around trauma. In Midsommar it is the recurring fear of Florence Pugh i.e Dani on which the film thrives.

    It can be a breakup film taken to extremes. From the very beginning, we know that Dani & Christian are not…

  • The Big City

    The Big City

    ★★★★

    Ray's films are always a delight to watch, a film simple in the narrative yet deep in its meaning. Mahanagar can be a feminist film for our times. Though the title Mahanagar is more than about the city the film follows Arati and her tensions to survive as the sole breadwinner in a male-dominated world.

    Ray deals with all the emotions and conditions in a very subtle way in the film which is what adds to the flavour and lets…

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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★½

    Ad Astra is for those who love films about space. With high-end graphics, expensive sets and a striking performance by Bradd Pitt the film grips you tightly in the first half. It is only due to the weak second half that the film losses its audience.

    Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema stands out. Anyone following his work will be able to identify his movement style and precise use of lighting on the set. The sound design is nothing exceptional. The…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★★

    Yet another meta masterpiece from Burnham. In all his works Bo tries to leave a question for the audience, a kind of learning pushing us into the claustrophobic nature of self-doubt. This question is always greater than the piece itself and Bo himself acknowledges that.

    Shot for over a year, Inside is a highly planned special. Every transition has been perfectly pre-planned right from the development of the idea of doing a special at home. The props, surroundings, music, his…