Love, Simon (2018) Review – A Ground Breaking Romantic Comedy

I first got to know about Love, Simon when Xavier Dolan posted a substantial write up about it on his Instagram and elaborated on how much he loved it. As Dolan is one of my favourite directors, I decided I would most definitely give this a watch. I didn’t sit down with many hopes, to…

Hereditary (2018) – predictability at its finest

The first scene of Hereditary sets the tone for the film. A dreary lingering shot panning from a window looking out over the forest rotating onto a miniature mockup of the house where the film takes place. The overexerting sense of lingering dread, coupled with eerie symmetrical framing acts as the prelude for what you…

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…