A Most Violent Year

There has to be a sense of authenticity in a film. Authenticity is essential as conflict is in drama—it must be the essence of the film. Writer/director J.C Chandor’s third feature brings such essence up front this time, whereas in two of his previous directorial efforts (Margin Call, All Is Lost), authenticity was present, but…

American Sniper

An American biographical film, based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name (American Sniper), penned by scribe Jason Hall, and directed by the legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood, tackles the topic of war – war from the point of view of its central character, Kyle, limned passionately by Bradley Cooper, whom, like the rest, is…

Nightcrawler

Writer/director Dan Gilroy’s film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as its central character is not just one of the most impressive films of this year; it’s perhaps an impactful film of every year. The moment it starts, we feel the chilly atmosphere of the night, and then encountering a man known as Lou Bloom, limned by Gyllenhaal,…

Interstellar

Great films, in my opinion, must be treated as if they are incidents taking place out the window of your room. I’ve been an advocate of strict pragmatic motion pictures, although the subject matters can be just based on creativity or the truth – such treatment of the great films pertains, respectively, to all of…