Karthik

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  • A Separation
  • Titanic
  • The Matrix
  • The Dark Knight

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  • Loulou

    Loulou

    Love is not contingent on money. But life is. All Isabelle Huppert's Nelly is looking for is someone who is a decent man. It's not a hard ask. But she repeatedly ends up in a sort of trap. You keep questioning her actions about why she is returning to her ex-husband who physically assaults her time after time and who clearly has bipolar breakdowns. On the other hand, Gérard Depardieu's Loulou is not a serious person. From his name to…

  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Drive-Away Dolls

    Tricia Cooke and Ethan Coen referred to this film as trashy in almost all promotional interviews. You will know why within the first ten minutes. There are many innovative transitions, regular plot twists, and tons of horny scenes. What's missing is a plot. Or some version of it. The last two films I watched also didn't come with a traditional plot structure. But I had a hook in the form of characters or their activities there.

    Road movies are the…

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  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    This movie reminded me of Annie Dillard's quote "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

    Not for a second did I think that Hirayama could be a real person. But that didn't change my instant liking of this film. Solitude can be very depressing, especially in our digital world where you can chat with five people parallelly and still feel you haven't spoken in a long time. Hirayama constructs a digital tech-free analogue zone…

  • Paprika

    Paprika

    ★★★★★

    Satoshi Kon lets his imagination run wild and it was an absolute treat to watch it unfold. The Japanese have always been pioneers in this medium, but this film might have changed my entire approach to what I call animation and its potential.

    Hitchcock famously said, 'What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out'. In the same way, we can say Animation is drama plus imagination. A lot of material that wouldn't have made sense in an…