Rosemary’s Baby : 50 years and relevant

Rosemary’s Baby   Image credits: Google Images/diablomag.com     Talking in very general terms, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby is a psychological horror film and that description is universally accepted. Similarly, Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick) is political satire black comedy even though it does not contain explicit references or cheap laugh-out-loud comedic moments, the funniest…

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All The President’s Men

  All The President's Men     Amongst the current digital data leak scandals and investigations, people are worried about their privacy and their private information. But why be so sensitive about it? Well, the entity of "information" or "knowledge" has been both running and ruining institutions since ages. Whether it be the empires, the…

Amélie

Image Credit: AllPosters.co.uk RT: 89 IMDb: 8.3 Metacritic: 69     Amelie   All of us have had our fair share of dreaming and fantasizing scenarios, right?  And the majority of us haven't lived it. There have been films which showcase these fairytale sort of scenarios like the perfect love story, or the dream job or…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Image: Google Images/imdb.com Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role- Frances McDormand, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor-Sam Rockwell   Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   "Tis the last rose of summer left blooming alone and all her lovely companions are faded and gone." What can a lone person do about something about…

Phantom Thread

  Phantom Thread   Passion, ambition, greed, competition and the character it leads to are traits you see in Paul Thomas Anderson's previous films like Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood or The Master, where the lead character is dealing with some kind of obsession. In Phantom Thread, you have dress maker Reynolds Woodcock and…

Argo

Image: Google Images/tvguide Argo IMDb:  7.7 RT: 96% Metacritic: 86 Academy Award for Best Picture (2012),  Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay,  Academy Award for Best Film Editing     Based on the politically charged chain of events of the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979 where about 52 American citizens were held hostage in Tehran. After unsuccessful…

I, Tonya

Image credit: Google Images RT: 90% IMDb: 7.7 Metacritic: 77   There's a lot to be appreciated in well-made biographies or films on historical events like the atmosphere or the feeling it gives similar to that of how the character feels ad most of all, the acting. There are always some percentage of people who…

Lady Bird

IMDb: 8.2 RT: 99% Metacritic: 94   Lady Bird   Just a simple story about ups and downs in the life of an adolescent girl, and exactly an answer to what makes chick-flicks, well, stupid chick-flicks. Lady Bird is a name 17-year-old Christine has given to herself, and insists everyone to call her by that.…

Suspiria

    Suspiria IMDb: 7.5 RT: 93% “The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92.” I think this tagline from the poster almost said it all. The film follows a young girl, Suzy, from New York who arrives at Germany’s famous ballet school only after some…