Essays and Analysis

A Genius Coder’s Vacuous Life and Hazardous Delusions of Grandeur (USS Callister ep., Black Mirror)


The Cinema of Manikandan – Wrong Desires, Short Cuts and Convoluted Destinies

How Movies like Visaranai Changes our Perception about the System & Authority 

Nandu Lives! (Ruminations on Kamal Haasan’s Aalavandhan/Abhay)  

As Lithe and Fierce as a Tiger: The Investigating Judge in "Z"

A Brief Introduction to the Cinema of Denis Villeneuve

A Convoy Cruising through Dichotomized Landscape - An essay on the 'border crossing scene' in "Sicario"

The Shrinking World and Ever-Expanding Rooms  -- A brief take on the central characters' plight in "Room"

A Passionate Kiss and a Stomped Face -- An essay on the brilliant 'Elevator scene' from Refn's "Drive"

A Humane Factory Girl Matching-Up with the Inhumane, Drab World -- An essay on Aki Kaurismaki's "Match-factory girl" (1990)

Frances Vs Nicole: A Brief Character Analysis  -- Comparative analysis of protagonists in "Frances Ha" and "You're Sleeping Nicole"

A World of Uncertainty, Absurdity and Irony  --   Essay on Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster"

Once Upon a Time in America, a Telephone Rang Incessantly! -- A brief take on the opening scene of Sergio Leone's magnum opus "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984)

Patrick Brice's 'Ax Swinger' & 'Swinger'  -- An essay on indie film-maker Brice's "Creep" and "The Overnight"

The Engrossing Investigation of Korean Republic's Notorious Serial Killer -- An essay on Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder" (2003)

"The Confession & State of Siege"  -- Costa Garvas' Underrated Gems

Travis Bickle vs Louis Bloom: A Character Analysis

Charlie Chaplin and the Talkies

Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy" -- A Brief Analysis

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man"  -- A Brief Analysis  

 A Brief History of French New Wave Cinema

Louis Malle's "Elevator to the Gallows" -- A Brief Analysis

Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope" -- A Brief Analysis  

Sergio Leone's "Dollar Trilogy" -- A Retrospect 

 Lars Von Trier : Idealistic and Irreverent Film-maker

The Decade that made a Star: Al Pacino in the 70's

The Decade that made a Star: Leonardo Di Caprio in the 2000's 

The Decade that made a Star : Tom Hanks in the 90's

Buster Keaton's Comic Masterpiece -- An Analysis

The Golden Age of American Cinema  

Four Decades of 'The Godfather'

Best Director/Actor Collaborations : Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro 

Best Director/Actor Collaborations : Wener Herzog and Klaus Kinski 

Francois Truffaut's "400 Blows" -- A Brief Analysis

John Woo's "Hard-Boiled" : An Analysis

Anime: A Brief Introduction  

American Gangster Films -- An Analysis

The Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone 

David Fincher's Post-Modernist Movie: A Brief Analysis

Abbas Kiarostami's "Close-Up" -- An Analysis

Golden Age Cartoons -- A Puzzling Phenomenon 

Bunuel and the Bourgeoisie 

Revolutionary Iranian Cinema  

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