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Gabbeh: Glimpses into a lyrical divinity

Gabbeh or a magic carpet in the oriental imagination is the traveller’s joy, the means to navigating the far and unknown. In Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s film released in 1996, it is a Gabbeh that an old couple stumble across, floating on… Continue Reading

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Kim Ki-duk: The vision of the late South Korean director

When Kim Ki-duk made his films, he envisioned life in its most abrasive sensations, humans at their most vulnerable- a world weighed down by inexplicable complexities and an explicable isolation, the profundity of which, though colossally dramatic, is never exaggerated.… Continue Reading

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Ten Gems Of Old Japanese Cinema (1950s-1960s)

The bygone eras hold such overfilling wonders that in time, we develop nothing short of an addiction to classic cinema. The treasury of Japanese films is one such enclave, tucked neatly, which leaves an aftertaste of mystery, contentment and artistic… Continue Reading

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10 Classic Film Noirs that you must watch

Classic film noir, as we see it externally, blotched in shades of black and white, deals with areas of the human psyche that are predominantly grey. Although its blackness can be attributed on myriad levels to the malicious joy and… Continue Reading

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Dissonance of psychedelia in Fallen Angels

Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels (1995) spotlights nocturnal rovers, who cross paths in the metropolis, while attending to delinquent business or hunting for some outlet to make their nights a little less lonely. Their senses seem subliminal, floating on the brink… Continue Reading

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