Rizi [Days] (2020): Come Healing of the Body, Come Healing of the Mind

Tsai Ming-Liang’s cinema, over the entire course of his career, has always gradually swung between marginalized lives and repressed desires. His latest feature Rizi (Days), a dialogue-free meditation spanning a little over 2 hours, places greater emphasis on the latter while traversing familiar avenues of solitude and longing. As always, Continue Reading

Shikara (2020): Buoyed By Formal Mastery, Victim To Narrative Insincerity

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara combines superior craft, earnest performances, A.R. Rahman’s soulful score and a script brimming with pathos to achieve the unexpected: a film where the sum-of-parts is far greater than the crucial whole. While Chopra’s vision seems fueled by genuine passion and feeling for the themes he tackles, Continue Reading