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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★

  • Top Gun

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★★

  • First Name: Carmen

    ★★★★★

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    ★★★★★

    Saw this with my dad today, both of us had a wonderful time and we geeked about Cameron and 3D - him an older cinephile who saw OG Terminator in theatres, so much that the rickshaw driver joined our convo
    Not a review, some random reactions-

    1. The white saviour trope and Pocahontas in Pandora was outrightly rejected by the movie, the movie for me as usual from both modes- from an indigenous perspective and Naavi perspective. Starting from former…

  • Natchathiram Nagargiradhu

    Natchathiram Nagargiradhu

    RIP Sherin Mathew. Irl beautiful shooting star who went far away all by herself after shooting this.
    (Not much about the movie but few thoughts, conpletely incoherent written over a trip)
    Great inclusion of such wide variety of great professional and non professional actors. As every Ranjith film its a celebration of the opressed and everything about them in gorgeous colors and on point blocking. I like how he films René - Dusharah vijayan looking absolutely gorgeous and having enough…

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    An ingenious adaptation, revision and fantasy of its text -Ramayana and Amarchitrakathas with the anachronism accentuated by its setting to pre independent colonial India. Full mode Arri alexa filmmaking with Zeiss primes- even a Arri made HMI lamp is used ingeniously as prison searchlights on the face,Senthil stretches digital to the limits, lots of flares, lots of fantastic gestures, lots of stunning virtual camera stuff on the other side of Wachowskis and Tsui. Ingorious bastards came a lot while watching…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    Probably The Wild Bunch or Liberty Valance of Hollywood blockbusters.

    why use old code to mirror something new? ?? might be the first key to understanding and the first 10 or so minutes of the film gives first shock via refusal of bullet time, then it shifts, shapes and tones, then becomes something new, the last 45 or so maybe the point where it hits every note. Nuts.