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Shikhar Verma

Shikhar Verma
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Not only does [It's a Wonderful Life] truly exhume the holiday spirit, but it also reminds you that you should be good to everyone. Even when the world turns you down again and again.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
5/5 95% Pickpocket (1959) Pickpocket is a film that puts the characters directly into a frame of judgment and asks the viewer if they would really try to understand the character's side of the story. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/5 93% Suspiria (1977) Suspiria has had a huge impact on every death dream that pits bloody madness over surreal macabre imagery. While we can no more call it a singular vision, it's essential to note that it wasn't supposed to be one in the first place.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 94% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) Diving into cultural malice and the crisis of being young and clueless, the film exhumes coolness and for once makes the filmmaker accessible to everyone who was ever sold into his cocky attitude only to be disappointed later.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
5/5 100% A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut) (1957) Since we never get aware of Fontaine's motivation; the only reason becomes to 'revolt against the system in place.' This makes A Man Escaped a transcendental prison drama that stands way beyond the comprehension of generic prison-escape films.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
5/5 92% Holy Motors (2012) A fascinating film.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Filled with a compassionate, profound and intelligent narrative that never leaves you for a second, Shoplifters is the best film of the year and a perfect swan song to Kirin Kiki who literally gets buried in a Kore-eda household.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4.5/5 97% Oslo, August 31st (2012) [Oslo, August 31st] is a dark, yet profound and sympathetic observation of a man who simply can't succumb to the imperfection that his life has come to.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4.5/5 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) The Grand Budapest Hotel is a fast-paced beautiful spectacle that never ceases to amuse you.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4.5/5 72% Relaxer (2019) Relaxer is a sickening, strangely funny takedown of the capitalistic system that's taking over the world. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) As much a satire on the ever-changing format of filmmaking as it is a joyful, glorious ode to life itself.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
4/5 83% Marnie (1964) I think the main thematical implication of Hitchock's [Marnie] is exactly that. The constant confusing morality of leaving the viewers take control as he himself hasn't got it under his spell.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 73% The Falling (2015) Poetic, bewitched, disturbing and unforgettable.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 63% Tamasha (2015) Tamasha is a celebration. Even in its somber & tortured tone, Imtiaz Ali manages to respect his own craft abiding by a story that might just be every man's struggle.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) Marcelo Martinessi's The Heiresses is a quietly powerful fable of hidden desires, long-lost escapades and a really deceptive look into how gender roles are devised in traditional films about older people.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 95% Hotel by the River (2019) Beautifully shot in melancholic black and white, the film posts most existential questions without focusing too much on the passage of time.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 83% Her Smell (2019) The film ultimately becomes a parable of understanding the fact that togetherness can save more than one soul and every scene that comes in the last act is a testament to longing, change, and growth.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 89% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg portrays both love and addiction within spans of wordless fumes. She knows exactly how both have no fix and how their necessity or the lack of can make and break a person. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/5 88% Swallow (2020) If you aren't shocked and moved by that ending I'm not sure what will.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 95% It Must Be Heaven (2019) "It Must Be Heaven" is comic tripe where the jokes are deeply drenched in middle-eastern conflicts and political bureaucracies. It is as much fun decoding them as it is to see them unfold in the realm of the deadpan expressionist at the center.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 92% Babyteeth (2020) There are a few too many things that break in Shanon Murphy's Babyteeth. One of them is certainly your heart.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 87% Shirley (2020) Filled with a macabre and dreamlike narrative vision, Decker's Shirley pays homage to the great writer's vision whilst becoming a feminist fable of subjugated desires and the creative freedom that darkness brings to the forefront.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
3.5/5 80% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Ferris Bueller's Day Off is, by all means, an irresistibly charming ode to youthful energy and exuberance.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3.5/5 88% Amélie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet has constructed an oddly fascinating, magic realistic world full of color. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
3.5/5 66% Filth (2014) The vomitous, lingering ill effects of Filth will stay with you for a long long time. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5/5 83% The Overnight (2015) Just when you expect it to go easy on the eye, it goes a peak higher. Most importantly it never goes in the direction you will want it to go. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
3.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray's Ad Astra is an inwards journey about the necessity to feel things. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3.5/5 96% The Green Fog (2018) The Green Fog is in all shapes and sizes a recollection of Maddin's love for cinema itself.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3.5/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) Jim Cummings, who wrote, directed and acted in the film deserves a pat on his back as he manages to channel out a very assured, matured and understated character sketch of a broken man on the verge of mental breakdown. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 90% Luce (2019) Luce is one of the biggest surprises of 2019. It's a socio-psychological thriller that intensifies like a ticking bomb. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
3.5/5 80% Sir (2018) Sir is a film that is charming even when it talks about how hopes are lost when one doesn't really get what they want. But it's optimistic tone and humanistic core that tells people to be themselves makes for a glorious watch.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 100% Chained for Life (2019) Referencing numerous movies and the entire subculture, Schimberg pays a peculiarly satisfying homage to the everyday people and the little stories inside their heads.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) In this version of the traditional melodrama, Gerwig lets her frantic energy seen in her first feature take a backseat; carving a triumphant tale about owning your own story.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
3.5/5 56% The Beach Bum (2019) This scattershot plotted and freewheeling Korine advent becomes an ode to the spirit of the people who want to be artistically free.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Apart from a few hiccups here and there, this is a wonderful, fuzzy film that will warm your heart.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Settling in for a narrative about a family trying to keep it together by overpowering the capitalistic battle, Bong Joon-ho has constructed a low-key tragic comedy that insists on being more than just that.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell becomes a gentle, universal plea that showcases all the perks and drawbacks of having a family.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3.5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a deeply-personal, therapeutic and heartfelt film that doesn't overplay with its dreamlike capability‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
3.5/5 79% Photograph (2019) Photograph is about two emotionally distant people trying to find common ground. Its real charm lies in moments of silences and melancholy that flow like poetry.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) A brutal, tense and unforgiving film that achieves the highs in technicality by balancing it with a triumphant look at the bravery on the war-front.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3.5/5 84% Koko-di Koko-da (2020) In spite of the sudden change in scenario the film works. If not as a cyclic Babadook, then as a Groundhog Day retelling of how grief drills people to death every single day.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
3.5/5 93% Monos (2019) [Monos] is, by all means, a dark, intense and unforgiving coming of age film that might just be one of the most daring films of 2019.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/5 80% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass is an absurdist comedy like no other.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/5 100% Honeyland (2019) A tender story about human endurance‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
3.5/5 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) The camera angles, the colors, and the way Sendijarević lenses the entire Bosnian society give this quirky, small-scaled indie an interesting edge. ‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 31, 2020
3.5/5 100% Bait (2019) By timing the narrative as a loose thread that shifts gears, Jenkin bends the time dimension to showcase class struggle with an anti-realistic touch.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3.5/5 99% For Sama (2019) This deeply personal and intimate portrayal of lives being torn to shreds by a war on humanity is filled with horrific images that can disturb even the most stone-hearted people.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
3.5/5 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) With his sophomore film The Art of Self-Defense, Riley showcases a bone-dry comedy about the toxicity of being a modern alpha-man.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3.5/5 100% To Let (2019) Chezhian Ra's To Let is one of the only Indian films of 2019 that I found to be a genuinely moving experience.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3.5/5 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) [Bacurau] a brutally unhinged B-movie that turns the western genre on its head to give a truly thrilling cinema experience that harkens back to the idiocentric aesthetics of Robert Rodriguez and the over-the-top bloodshed of a Quentin Tarantino film.‐ High on Films
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020