RSS feed for Aswin

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • Gentlemen Broncos

    Gentlemen Broncos


    If you liked the concept of a “liger” as seen in Napoleon Dynamite and you wish there was a feature film full of that aesthetic, you’ve come to the right place.

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark


    Actually not quite as good as I remember it; Raiders of the Lost Ark has those classic Spielberg moments here and there, but they feel shorter than memory serves. On the whole, I’d chalk this up as having more in common with some of the better Bond films. Beautiful sets and cinematography and visual effects (for its time), but what holds this a bit back for me is, ironically, Indiana Jones himself. I think, without the trilogy that follows which him some further backstory, he’s not quite the most interesting protagonist. Still, there’s no denying the visual iconic nature of this movie.

Popular reviews

  • The One I Love

    The One I Love


    A witty romantic tale laced with Twilight Zone/Inception type mind-fuckery. I haven't felt this good about a movie like this since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Much thanks for the recommendation, Edgar Wright!

  • Boyhood



    On some level, Boyhood relates to practically everyone, and it is for that reason that I can proudly say that Richard Linklater has crafted what is arguably the best coming-of-age film, but unarguably a cinematic masterpiece.

    It was surprising how extensively Linklater utilized the product placement of everyday items from the 2000s to really hit the audience with wave after wave of nostalgic feelings. The aptly compiled soundtrack successfully does the same. All-throughout, the film is a perfect glimpse at…