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Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive is a brilliant film. It maybe even flawless. It is one of the most inspiring movies I have ever seen with one of the most complex of screenplays written! The shot divisions and the making is nothing short of pure class! Naomi Watts and Laura Harring perform the roles of their life time and in style. There is a lot of mystery in Mulholland Drive. The film would grow in you with every new frame. 

The White Ribbon

The White Ribbon reminded me of Manoj Night Shyamalan's highly underrated film, The Village. The film talks about the mysterious happenings in a village during the first world war. The film has been brilliantly shot. The film which is completely in black and white has a peculiar feel to it. The visuals kind of remind the films of Ingmar Bergman and other films of his times. The film takes its time to narrate its tale which has some terrifically written instances and fantastic performances.

Daisy

A cop. A criminal. A flower. The tagline of Daisy does say a lot of things. It is the story about a cop and a criminal which gets connected over the life of a colour through a flower. Daisy however does not have much of a charm besides the beautifully shot visuals and the charming leading lady. Andrew Lau who had co-directed the Infernal affairs is the director here. However Daisy is no interesting film with its slow tempo and poor narration.

The Song of the Sparrows

The song of the sparrows comes from the director Majid Majidi, the director who made Children of Heaven. The song of the sparrows is yet another masterpiece from the maker. A film that has a heart and soul. The beautiful story has traces and reminders of Children of Heaven but it is not definitely the reminding that makes this a great film but the beauty of the writing and the innocence of the characters. As the scene changes from one to another Majid Majidi is almost writing a beautiful poem with human emotions. The scene of the gold fish in the poster will be one you will never forget when you witness it on the cinema. A movie for life.

My Sassy Girl

Finally, I watched My Sassy Girl. A romantic comedy that has some brilliantly written moments. It is the character of the girl and the performance given to the character that works beyond the screenplay here. The ending did not come by surprise but the simple yet interesting moments through the film with interesting narrations by the male protagonist makes this film worth watching.