Logan Lucky

All hail, the lord that shows us, feeds us, moves us, what we know, think and wish a heist should look like. Eccentric characters, page-turning one-liners and good old music. Steven Soderberg’s Logan Lucky is a reincarnation for the genre that he aced decades ago and what his perception is towards those flicks in these current…

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Pulp Fiction

This does show that pen is, indeed, mightier than sword.  Pulp Fiction has considerably been Quentin Tarantino’s career defining project and it is raw and honest. And maybe that’s why it holds a place in one of those rare milestones that can and does hold up against time. But screenwriters Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It hurts my head how good his story is metaphorically and how powerful his command is on symbolism. Martin McDonaugh, who wrote this script along with In Bruges, which too got nominated for the best original screenplay in Oscars, has an earnest sense towards philosophy. Though he tells his stories with crime in his mind,…

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Double Indemnity

I revisited this film after a long time and I had a blast. Billy Wilder (co-writer and director) and Raymond Chandler (co-writer) adapted the script from James M. Cain’s novel by the same name. This film is often considered to be the “How to” manual for a film-noir genre. Some say it is the template…

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Gun Crazy

It looks like some student from film school wrote an assignment. It follows every possible rule. And hey! It works. The director Joseph H. Lewis is following the instructions. But let’s give the writers their due. MacKinlay Kantor, and Dalton Trumbo actually wrote this script with probably a manual in their mind. This is supposed…

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Uncut Gems

Boy! It has been a while since I saw a proper hero with proper goals, proper skills and proper insanity. That’s a proper film. The Safdie Brothers, the co-writers and directors, are great con artists. I have been through this road previously as well but never have I ever been so confident in my words.…

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Okay! So forget everything you know and expect from Jason Bourne. This is entirely new. It is entertaining. It is thrilling. The director Paul Greengrass had an epiphany. That’s an exaggeration. But, stay with me. Whatever that I had mentioned or you have experienced in the previous two chapters, he has broken down into a…

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The Bourne Supremacy 

Probably the oddest or the most unique entry in the history of mid chapters of trilogies. Maybe that is why it is both timely and satisfying. The director Paul Greengrass has done something that very few filmmakers have done while contributing like such to a trilogy. And that is, he isn’t interested in leaving his…

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