The Mexican

The film has an extremely tedious routine that it begs us to go through. All the amazing fireworks moments are just not amazing enough to distract us. To call the director Gore Verbenski’s “adventurous” film an oddball is.. actually, perfect. You wouldn’t get more “out of the box” version of a textbook con-this-con-everything film. The…

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The Grey

Liam Neeson, for once, is not hunting nor surviving alone. I like this team spirit. I think I could presume Joe Carnahan, the director and the adapter of the novel “Ghost Walker”, smirking over his intentions on making this film. Now, this is something that carried me through this film even at tough times. And…

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The Way Back

Mountains and forests and deserts and war, everything is surpassed victoriously, except for the building that we call, “home”. Peter Weir, the co-writer and director fails to novelize the idea of seeking and losing. There are hints in the film where you can see him finally getting the right message communicated to you, the audience.…

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Falling Down

These characters holding their end of the bargain is not to be taken lightly, at least by us and that’s a request. The director Joel Schumaker’s commercial take on any material is magnanimous on looks and incompetent mentally or emotionally. Let me rephrase that. The term “commercial” shouldn’t be used while describing Joel’s films. It…

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Ad Astra

A cry for yearning to accept, you either let go then or rattle yourself to stand alone and fly alone. Point. And another point. Hopefully another followed by one other. The storytelling of a film- let us stick to that, for now- has been of these various points, stringed strongly by profound characters with profound…

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