The Double Life of Veronique: The Moral of Duplicity

The Double Life of Veronique: The Moral of Duplicity

A film intricately shot, as the life of Veronica, and then the life of Veronique, is reflected back and forth in a dreamlike and hypnotic way. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Double Life of Veronique illustrates the power of unaffected beauty. It’s a pure and sentient film. It moves as you do, in time and feeling,...

Eyes Wide Shut: Down The Labyrinth Of Absurdity

Eyes Wide Shut: Down The Labyrinth Of Absurdity

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut forces you to imagine the unimaginable and allows such foreplay to solidify into ripples that often disturb a still surface. These ripples are made from the stuff of dreams, fears, desires, and fetishes. No matter how vehemently we deny such invisibles in life. Sometimes out of sadness, loneliness, ignorance,...

The Master:  A Tragic Human’s Wake

The Master: A Tragic Human’s Wake

Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is one such film that I’d love to deconstruct over and over again to watch it from different perspectives. The film reiterates the hidden layers of one’s cognitive functioning veiling the boundaries of emotions. It’s a spellbinding film intended to introduce the concept of Scientology to those totally unaware...

The 400 Blows: The Philosopher’s Despair

The 400 Blows: The Philosopher’s Despair

Watching Jean-Pierre Leaud as a young boy trapped between his defining moments with a friend and his duty as a son to detached and bleary parents is a journey. The film, Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, is about identity as much as it is about the extraction of one’s self from conditioned consciousness. The...

Synecdoche, New York: The “You” You Are Is Not Real

Synecdoche, New York: The “You” You Are Is Not Real

Do not enter this film knowing that you know. But you can exit knowing that what you know is never known. Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York is a film that punches you in the stomach but only that you’ll never feel it. It’s the manifestation of the absurdity of life essentially after all your...