The White Balloon (1995) Review ― A Uniquely Structured Neorealist Drama

Jafar Panahi’s debut feature about a little girl’s quest to buy a goldfish becomes a vivid study of the little things and emotions, often neglected and forgotten in the hustle and bustle of daily routine, that constitute everyday life. With a screenplay written by another legend of Iranian cinema, Abbas Kiarostami, The White Balloon won…

Jessica Jones (Season 2) Review: The Return Of The Damaged Goddess

  If you say with great power, comes great responsibility, I swear I will throw up on you. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is one of Netflix’s finest shows. After a very intense first season, Netflix returned with the season 2 on this Women’s Day. This Jessica has been reoriented and reinterpreted for the modern times and…

Daniel Day-Lewis : Madness to his Method ― A Farewell Tribute

Sir Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis is an actor who was born on 29th April 1957 to poet Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon in Kensington, London. Daniel Day-Lewis (referred as DDL at times henceforth) is one of the best actors to have ever graced films, period. In my very limited experience with films, I haven’t…

Counterpart S01E04 “Both Sides Now” Review — Switching Things Up

I wrote last week as to how S01E03 showed languish in narrative development almost all through the episode, slowly but surely knitting together pieces, only to turn up the heat towards the very end with a quick succession of events that get things back on track and promise exciting days ahead. Well, Counterpart seems to be…

INSEPARABLE

“I hurriedly took the window seat like always and watched the crowd entering my compartment. It was cold…. really cold and I had this hooded sweatshirt with me with an artwork of an old metal band I used to be a fan of. Though I don’t remember their name anymore I know that I used…