We Own The Night

How to execute a not-so-steady material with firm belief in yourself that balances the state, in We Own The Night. The writer and director James Gray’s We Own The Night, owns the essence of everything it focuses on. From the crime world, to the dirty off-stage police work, to the lonely dark nights simmering outside…

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Atlantics

How to stand up in important issues, subject that you care about, in Atlantics What an incredible list of supporting characters they have. They come in and shift the film a whole new side. From positive to negative. It switches on and off within a blink. Personal favourite scene is when the commissioner comes in…

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Una

How to play a film and film a play, in Una The director Benedict Andrews’s Una speaks through not just action but objects. And of course not even using words. Though I must admit the times the film uses words, it is to solely express the intentions and being on the nose. How, on the…

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Kicking And Screaming

Both types of action, that the title claims to be lacking in the film and that’s the only thing you can whip Noah for, in Kicking And Screaming. The writer and director Noah Baumbach’s Kicking and Screaming is funny. Natural funny, not let me set this or that up so that when this or that…

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The Song Of Bernadette

How to simply gaze and wonder in the wonders of the creator, and I mean both God and the filmmaker, in The Song Of Bernadette. What a blend of mixture of genre. Leave genre. It pits one of the most basic component debates, in the ring and the fight that we see is quite an…

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The Big Lebowski

How to be smart but not care, in The Big Lebowski. “I don’t get it.” has been my answer to this film since the beginning. And I think there is a film in this journey itself. The writer and director, Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Big Lebowski is fun to think about and odd to…

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Lust Stories

How to use and abuse the license allotted to you, in Lust Stories. Once again Anurag is Anurag. Jumping back to basics. What he knows. And what he knows is how to portray characters. He isn’t afraid of being repetitive and digging deep and feeding us, luring us by revealing information little by little. He…

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Bombay Talkies

How to start something by not keeping that very thing in mind, in Bombay Talkies. Okay. So, Anurag is Anurag. To make a cinema about cinema, more cinematic than you could imagine, he chooses to tell a fairy tale in this darkly pragmatic world. His segment is the best. Surprisingly, Zoya Akhtar’s segment disappointed me…

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