Kalpit Tandon

Home to Alter Egos | Movie Buff | Existentialist | Surrealist | Bibliophile | Writer and Editor at High on Films

Favorite films

  • The Tree of Life
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Social Network
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • Shithouse

    ★★★

  • Darlings

    ★★½

  • Gamak Ghar

    ★★★★

  • Incantation

    ★★½

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  • Shithouse

    Shithouse

    ★★★

    Transiting through the initial years away from home - in a big city surrounded by tones of new faces can sure be overwhelming and crushing. Shithouse bangs this feeling straight in the heart and gives an aftertaste of a sugar candy tinged with loneliness. Cooper Raiff shows an astounding restraint in not blowing up the moments large and letting the emotions of adulting simmer for these delightfully sketched people – never degrading into caricatures of a rom-com and always gradually evolving.

  • Gamak Ghar

    Gamak Ghar

    ★★★★

    Very reminiscent of the nostalgia mastered in Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gamak Ghar interests itself in tracing the ebbs and flows of time through the eyes of a singular house across two decades - a place that has loss buried deep within its fragile walls and rustic corridors. Instead of building a family tree and charting its rise and fall as is usually done in art forms, Anchal Mishra takes an offbeat route of letting time devour the…

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  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    How on earth can someone ever cheat on Amanda Seyfried? Blasphemy, right there!

  • Lolita

    Lolita

    ★★★

    "She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks, she was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always - Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin. My soul."

    I remember reading Lolita when I was nineteen. Against summer morning breezes while inhaling sweet grass scents, I was amazed at the sheer madness of love. It…