Essays and Analysis




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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