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  • WHIPLASH (2014)

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    Haven’t we all heard the story before? It’s the tale of the American Dream — the promise that working hard will guarantee success; that if you give your all, you’ll get that big break that you deserve. Let me set the record straight: This is not that story. Whiplash, if anything, is a cautionary tale […]

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  • IN MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

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      Romance is one of the most extensively explored themes in the history of cinema. So much so that almost every single movie ever released has romance in their plot, one way or another. With that in mind, what makes Wong Kar Wai’s 2000 film “In the Mood for Love” stand out from the rest? […]

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  • MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)

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    I have never particularly shared a dying love for the films of Wes Anderson, I usually have this brooding complaint after watching any film of his: ‘too whimsy’. Yet, somehow I always do come back to watch more, often times yearning for a more light hearted tale. Amongst all of the American film auteurs still […]

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  • THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997)

    The fifth element in itself is an intriguing concept. But to a jaded student like me, one who has constantly seen the poster tacked onto a wall of a corridor of my school, let’s just say that I’ve been desensitized by this all encompassing title. Still, when I sat down to this titilating sci-fi action […]

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  • BIG HERO 6 (2014)

    Imagine yourself strapped in a rollercoaster, preparing yourself for one of the most exhilarating moments of your life. Your heart leaps every time the rollercoaster rounds a corner and every twist and turn on the course is unexpected until you actually cross it. That was how I felt as I sat glued to my seat […]