La La Land

Gosling and Stone shines and as a result Chazelle marks his name on the wall. Chazelle is on a strike. With successive jaw dropping projects coming out, his passion grows more intense and the cinema much larger. Coloring the 70mm screen with rich mesmeric visuals, the director, Damien Chazelle is boasting his love with proper…

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Born To Be Blue

Art Over Anything. Budreau is reaching for something beyond his reach. After the dust settles, it somehow might be beneficial for him, but there is a void so remarkably unavoidable that sucks out all the fun from the room decimated by Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker humming couple of tunes. Its greatest trick that the…

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Her Smell

Listen To Her Language. Perry has basically written a drama for an underfunded stage play. Fortunately, it doesn’t capture the usual rigmarole of such hard punk rock band artist and their behavior or reactions to obvious things. But then it certainly follows the cliched part of the “fame” factor. Just that it is set all…

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Hearts Beat Loud

Smooth Familiar Guitar Songs. Haley is far from the vision and the audience he wishes to serve it. Still, there is an admirable stillness in the film that recreates a cozy environment on the screen for us to accept these characters quickly, easily. The narration and execution is pretty much standard or even cliched, in…

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Vox Lux

Wrap It Up. Corbet has a concept and an avant-garde panache on exploring that concept. The result is surprisingly one big mixed bag of feelings. Unfortunately, “cheated” is one of them. Not for its incompetency or some bourgeois method, but for the hope it offers us. Among so many fumbles and in-congruent long take unedited…

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Blaze

My Mellow Melodies. Hawke, surprisingly doesn’t have the Linklater-ness in him. His methods are not illuminating but romantic. He craves for the love and the chemistry that he evidently understands, is often the crux of the game. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the guns to pull it off. The actors doesn’t have the caliber to carry…

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