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Bunty Aur Babli 2, 2021 – ★★½

There’s nothing particularly new here, but it has some charm. The cons are silly but work for what they are doing with them in terms of the story. The seasoned Saif and Rani were a treat to watch. Didn’t miss either of the Bachchans, with Saif replacing one and Pankaj Tripathi replacing another. Sharwari is […]

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The Matrix Reloaded, 2003 – ★★★½

On a rewatch after a long long time, there’s a lot going right with this sequel. It’s the logical and philosophical deep-dive into a real-world that we don’t know, and that part works. The bigger action is also indubitably ground-breaking and impressive for a time when CGI technology was going through what we might call […]

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The Matrix, 1999 – ★★★★

Amazed how well this still holds up, considering how effects-heavy it is. So much that was near-perfect with the plot and the delivery of it that you can let the odd moments of silliness go. eg; Like she’d really have time to say “Dodge This” In an attempt at a recap, I’ll be watching the […]

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Sooryavanshi, 2021 – ★★★

Pretty much as expected. It inspires one to wear Ray Bans and scowl more. The “action” choreography is moving in the amusing direction where even the gunshots seem to be timed around the background score beats, but it has its fun moments for the mass-appeal film that it is. Although they oversold it in trailers, […]

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Silent Night, 2021 – ★★½

Going by the premise alone, I went in expecting something closer to Get Out or one of those other “Cabin in the Woods” affairs. Not sure if it’s my disappointment that it wasn’t that or what it actually is, but I found it quite morose and dull. There’s a lot of subtext in it to […]

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