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Interstellar & Life

The movie, a spectacle to watch, did leave an impact. It had a balanced combination of emotional tugs, a raw survival instinct, bravery, sacrifice and the stroke of genius. The components of a beauti...
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Inside Llewyn Davis and the Coen Bros

The protagonist in a Coen brothers’ film is usually marked for failure. They also sometimes tend to be aware of this destiny and end up engaging in elliptical quests. The protagonists in Coen brother...
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Frances Ha – Review

In the middle of Frances Ha, Frances whose last name is not really Ha, runs through the streets while David Bowie’s Modern Love plays. The movie is monochromatic and it chooses to let us peek into th...
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Gravity (2013) – Review

First things first, try not to watch Gravity alone. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” features astronauts coping with disaster. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play spacefarers in a tech...
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A rumination on Upstream Color

  What confused most people about Upstream Color was the fact that Primer was at its core a cipher. A narrative that wraps itself snugly in its mysteries. On the contrary, Upstream Color was sim...
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Killer’s Kiss (1955) – Review

Killer’s Kiss [1955] Duration: 67 minutes. A young man graduates in 1945, and starts working for LOOK Magazine as a photojournalist. (Find it here.) By the early 1950s, he has his sights set on motio...
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Holy Motors – Review

Storytelling is bad, poetry is worse. It is not at all funny how something you said ages ago comes back to take a bite-sized chunk out of your backside. I don’t understand “poetry” and I am not alone...
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Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel – Review

You’ll believe a man can sigh. That’s what the godlike alien in Man Of Steel frequently does as he looks around, before he glowers and scowls and, perhaps most importantly, poses. There is very littl...
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Stop Making Sense (1984) – Review

Stop Making Sense [1984] Duration: 88 minutes   I’m not really into pronouncements and I generally refrain from calling something ‘the best ever’ but Stop Making Sense is the greatest conc...