Kalpit Tandon

Kalpit Tandon

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  • Newton

    Newton

    ★★★½

    There comes a scene when Newton sits in an empty classroom with a vacant blackboard looming ominously behind his back. The helplessness of his romanticism being shred apart is plastered over his exasperated face. It is in such quietly powerful scenes in which the film break its cocoon and the message becomes universal.

    Newton is the result when raw idealism clashes with immovable realism. Depending on one's own experiences and stages in life, Amit Masurkar's work will generate varied amounts…

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★

    It's remarkable how the word 'depression' never once made an appearance even though the majority of concept revolved around it. A prison of one's own making, this curse of having a restlessly creative conscience in times like such weighs heavy as Bo Burnham lays open his own self to the world in a boisterously uninhibited method. This is 90 minutes of self proclaimed stand-up which plays out more like a neurotic spiralling rather than a comedy.

    A much needed relief…

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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!

  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★★★

    "She's got eyes of the bluest skies
    As if they thought of rain
    I hate to look into those eyes
    And see an ounce of pain."

    Such warmth. Such affection. And such splendid uniqueness. It's as if our eternal sun has engulfed the artificiality of society and all that remains is bright light of healing. It's as if we have reshaped our language back to its primal senses, shunning away the euphemisms so that our feelings are no longer merely…