Category: film reviews

reviews about films and shorts

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Lust Stories

A -sorta- sequel to the Indian film centenary celebration anthology of Bombay Talkies; reuniting Indian filmmakers Zoya Akthar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap to tell stories centered on women’s lives and their desires.

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Ulam: Main Dish

Over three years, director Alexandra Cuerdo focused her documentary Ulam (which translates to “main dish” in Tagalog) on several Filipino-American chefs and restaurant owners working to make Philippine cuisine better known and appreciated.

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Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is a slow-building movie, it takes its time to show what this story is about and who’s story is this. And to get under your skin.

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Black Panther

Black Panther maintains Ryan Coogler winning streak of good movies sprinkled with social (and racial) commentary, and it also makes everyone wish Wakanda were a real place.

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Lady Bird

Lady Bird is a fantastic movie and I don’t begrudge all their nominations, specially the acting ones.

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Thor: Ragnarok

This has been the most fun I’ve had this year. And yet, Thor: Ragnarok gave me some food for thought hiding behind the chuckles and laugh out loud moments.