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My Favorite Films of 2019

I know I’m a bit late. But, better late than never. Let’s bid farewell to the noughties (2010-2019) and welcome the twenty-twenties (2020s) with my personal favorite movies of 2019. I’ve based this list on a combination of factors like popularity, filmmaking, style, substance, direction, music, and storytelling. But most importantly, this is my personal … Continue reading

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Merku Thodarchi Malai (2018)

The Seamless Western Ghats In a scene from Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam, Madhavan’s character declares, “Love is a feeling,” to which Kamal retorts, “Communism too is a feeling.” If Anbe Sivam symbolized communism as a feeling, then Lenin Bharathi’s Merku Thodarchi Malai (MTM) epitomizes communism as an ideology and way of life for the landless … Continue reading