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Posts tagged Ninaad Kothawade
Detective Pikachu

The first moments of the film as you see Pidgeottos gliding over the horizon gave me goosebumps as I saw a world once imagined, come alive.

As wonderful as it was seeing my childhood pocket monsters recreated on the screen like that, it shouldn't have been the only thing that kept me hooked. It often times felt like they only had a budget to model up a few of them, even then with over 800 Pokemon in the roster now they could have made some better choices. Or at least stuck with the original 151.

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The Favourite

Admittedly, I do get super excited when a filmmaker with such an offbeat taste like Yorgos Lanthimos gets the budget and resources to make a film that looks like The Favourite did. It was exactly what I expected it to be. What did I expect it to be? An absurdly complex narrative set in a fairly accessible and familiar setting with each scene shattering my expectation of how it should have been written and presented.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

"Queen is no one thing." The band pushes on, in various different words throughout the film.
What should have been the strength of the film ends up being a curse, stuck in a formulaic screenplay. The narrative suffocates, literally waiting to break free. It only shows us glimmers and constantly fails to stick to the stories it wants to tell.

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