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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★

    Trust Love All The Way.

    Barry Jenkins’s tactile visual sense flourishes alongside elegant verses glowing in the air. Every glance is a gentle stroke, every movement is a waltz, every embrace comes a kiss. Smoke fills the room; intimate space pulls them closer so that no physical barrier could stand in-between them. A sensitive look at everlasting love in the time of hostility, If Beale Street Could Talk does not just talk. It warbles with the lovers caressing one another’s…

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    I hate to go on ranting about this but how did a flashy, out of sync, lousily made music video get a nod for best picture? This just ain't it. Fantasy or not, I don't care because it shouldn't exist. For many great indies the Academy have blatantly shrugged off their shoulders, yet they sing praises for some toneless, dispassionate surface-level garbage. It's a shame but now here we are choked, baffled, beaten by frustrations. Seriously, this is what "no escape from reality" feels like and it's downright suffocating.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★½

    Primal aggression lets out a shrieking howl as the bodies are contorted into pulps. Faustian bargaining for domination. Matriarchal, maniacal banshees in the dancers' flesh. We prowl closer to the Witches’ Den, muddy browns and murky grays of Berlin's muted winter. Oozing fluids with leaking tears, urine and blood trickle before pouring out from every pore, transuding in a volcanic eruption of a climax. In spite of being over-stuffed with complicated themes and hysteric brutality on display - protruding bones,…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★½

    I did it! I finally did it! I’ve now seen 2001 A Space Odyssey. A non-verbal, out-of-body kaleidoscopic experience for the mind, body and soul. The year 2019 is about to approach as the fireworks are loudly booming outside but I am not ready for reality to hit while struggling to let my fantasy of the fragile galaxy leave my brain. For a flash of red, HAL 9000 is looking. 2001 is that abstractly indefinable and a God-tier creation that’s…