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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Familiar Strangers

Murat has placed us in his film. You, you and even I star in his film. And still I feel that his most difficult task would be to place himself on screen. What better, sweeter note to end his project on! Murat Sayginer, the writer and director, is one of those few artists that starts…

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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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Bad Boys For Life

Will Smith has reportedly, voluntarily and hungrily tried to reboot so many of his projects, just like every other banner or actor tries to, nowadays. What’s fascinating is that he is also the most successful one. Adil and Billal, the directors, over explains action set pieces in this third part of an action franchise. I…

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Jivasha 

Patel’s outlook towards life and death is simple and raw. I like both aspects of it. Mihir Patel, the writer and director, is probably at his best stage in this project. Ironically, that is not what his film is about. It deals with exactly the opposite of what he oozes on screen or more appropriately…

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Little Women

Though it is in the past. A period piece. Gerwig’s film is too present to not imagine yourself dining with this family. Greta Gerwig who adapted and directed the film is a gem. She has directed this film like her own material. And it is her own material and not Louisa May Alcott’s. Personally, I…

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Wicca Book

Wicca Book has a book in it. And words in it. But not dialogues. None. And still it expresses explicitly what it tries to achieve. Simply good. With unexpected shocks and chilling sound effects that unconventionally zaps you with scars, it is thoroughly entertaining. Within the first act, the film marks its success when you…

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