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    ★★½

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  • The Grinch

    The Grinch

    I hated the animation style and I hated Benedict Cumberbatch’s Grinch. Also this film has made me feel very old and has triggered a midlife crisis fml

  • A Knight's Tale

    A Knight's Tale

    ★★½

    If you're going to use anachronistic music then go all out with it instead of the weird mix of medieval-sounding music and Queen they went with (although this may be my inner Baz Luhrmann fan jumping out).

    The love story also felt a little iffy to me. Ledger's knight was nice as a dude overwrought with ambition to change his social standing but I'm not a fan of grouchy personas when it comes to love stories and his relationship with…

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ugh.

    There are moments in this film I genuinely liked. Tarantino manages to conjure up the image of a 60s Hollywood beautifully, those neon lights flickering to life in a strange filthy chiaroscuro. Brad Pitt driving through the city, weaving in and out, the wind flowing through his hair. The setpiece where Pitt goes to the ranch was incredibly tense and cinematic. DiCaprio filming that western, where he forgets his line and Tarantino uses a singular take to slowly revolve…

  • Manichitrathazhu

    Manichitrathazhu

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My first exposure to Manichitrathazhu was through the Tamil remake I watched as a child, Chandramukhi, a vehicle carefully tailored to highlight Rajinikanth's charisma. It terrified me as a child despite being incredibly over-the-top at times. I was unaware of Manichitrathazu's existence until I started getting more interested in film and the history of Indian cinema in general.

    Manichitrathazhu is one of the most critically acclaimed horror movies from India. It relies almost entirely on subtlety for its undercurrent of…