Cinematic Endeavours in the Time of Pandemic
Right from the first startling notes, Stephen Sondheim demands your strict attention. Regarded by many as one of the living genii in the American dramaturgy and theatre circle, Sondheim creates musical concepts that deviate from standard structures, usually straying from the normal A-B-A ternary forms while conjuring fragmented stories fixed with allegorical underpinnings.
It is not easy to understand Sondheim's works in one sitting (up till today I am still studying Sunday In The Park With George). But the more…
Started the new decade with the best film of the last decade.
The Social Network is a supersonic, fully-charged inside story of Facebook, a multi-billion dollar social media website and tech giant, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, who rises to become an overnight internet sensation. Directed by David Fincher with a no-time-to-lose attitude, the film is uncompromising in its efforts to retell the story of Zuckerberg as he maneuvers his way towards becoming the most influential entrepreneur of this decade.…
Personifying love through human interactions are the hardest when attempted on a medium some might be inclined to think as campy or kiddish, yet the storytellers of Up prove the opposite by delivering tales true to the heart, and unfolding rip-roaring actions through cutting-edge animation that enthralls with each spirited turn and rebound. - MW
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Christopher Nolan's unrelenting tenacity in masking human-centric drama with complex metaphysical postulations is probably on par with the likes of Steven Spielberg before him, yet now he has gone totally apeshit over his obsession with the "father-and-child-reunion" theme, which were previously apparent on two instances: Christian Bale's character reuniting with his daughter in The Prestige, and Leonardo DiCaprio's Cobb returning to his kids in Inception; which brings us then to Matthew McConaughey, whose homecoming at the end of the third…