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  • Magadheera
  • Solaris
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • OK Kanmani

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  • Joyland

    ★★★★★

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★

  • Kantara

    ★★★★

  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★½

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  • Joyland

    Joyland

    ★★★★★

    what a statment.

    a powerful tour de force from one of the most risk-taking & bold filmmakers of my country. this film is exceptional, it's fierce & strong but mellow & patient. tackles so many issues that run deep in pakistan, issues that i have bore witness to over and over again, situations & emotions that feel so authentic to our culture & society. Saim has crafted a film that hits you on every level, from the outstanding visual language to the unforgettable performance of…

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★

    what was this? it starts off in the middle ages somehow linking the transformers to merlin the wizard (played by stanley tucci who already had a completely different role in this same franchise in the previous film), it then transitions to this almost post apocalyptic world w/ homages to Metal Gear Solid, and then it just never seems to stop, constantly changing aspect ratios, editing where sound & image lose any and all synchronisation, sudden jumpcuts of transformers battling it out…

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  • Gangubai Kathiawadi

    Gangubai Kathiawadi

    ★★★

    no amount of good filmmaking and good acting will change the fact that this film spends nearly three hours trying to convince you that Gangubai was an amazing feminist icon that helped women and children, but the hidden and ignored truth is that Gangubai, in reality, was an awful person that took part in human trafficking, murders, drug warfare. If you can look at this film as an entirely fictitious story then good for you but i just couldn't see it that way

  • Our Father

    Our Father

    ★★½

    i was so excited for this. the story behind it is so interesting, and could make for an amazing documentary but this one is just not it.

    the sibling number going up was shocking for a while but after the first half it got really tiresome when they used music and editing to sell the increase of siblings as something shocking, became extremely repetitive. The whole thing is very repetitive, always staying in the same gear, we never get deeper…