K Gopal Krishna’s Film Log

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Film Director Date Watched View Count Notes Score
Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele <2019-04-01 Mon 01:40> 1 Link 88
Us (2019) Jordan Peele <2019-04-01 Mon 18:01> 1 Link 80
Bombay Velvet (2015) Anurag Kashyap <2019-04-02 Tue 22:17> 1 Link 38
Manmarziyaan (2018) Anurag Kashyap <2019-04-03 Wed 02:47> 1 Link 78
Annhilation (2018) Alex Garland <2019-04-03 Wed 21:56> 1 First viewing not enough! ??
Columbus (2017) Kogonada <2019-04-05 Fri 14:10> 1   81
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Deab DeBlois, Chris Sanders <2019-04-05 Fri 21:52> 1 Link 52
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Deab DeBlois <2019-04-06 Sat 11:30> 1 Unfinished --
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Deab DeBlois <2019-04-06 Sat 13:56> 1   40
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Stefano Sollima <2019-04-07 Sun 00:48> 1   68
The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story (2019) Aneesh Daniel <2019-04-07 Sun 13:33> 1   27
Widows (2018) Steve McQueen <2019-04-07 Sun 22:33> 1   81
Hunger (2008) Steve McQueen <2019-04-08 Mon 22:10> 1   70
12 Years a Slave (2013) Steve McQueen <2019-04-10 Wed 22:21> 1   82
Shame (2011) Steve McQueen <2019-04-11 Thu 20:55> 1   94
Jerry Maguire (1996) Cameron Crowe <2019-04-12 Fri 02:05> 1   85
Vanilla Sky (2001) Cameron Crowe <2019-04-12 Fri 14:34> 1   88
The Big Sick (2017) Michael Showalter <2019-04-16 Tue 01:33> 1   55
Casino (1995) Martin Scorsese <2019-04-17 Wed 02:25> 1   80 60
Goodfellas (1990) Martin Scorsese <2019-04-18 Thu 02:28> 1   54
This Is The End (2013) Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen <2019-04-19 Fri 01:40> 1   62
Moneyball (2011) Bennett Miller <2019-04-20 Sat 03:15> 1   95
Jersey (2019) Gowtam Tinnanuri <2019-04-21 Sun 14:56> 1   61
Don Jon (2013) Joseph Gordon-Levitt <2019-04-23 Tue 01:33> 1   50
The Favourite (2018) Yorgos Lanthimos <2019-04-24 Wed 01:13> 1   84
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Yorgos Lanthimos <2019-04-24 Wed 14:16> 1   89
The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola <2019-04-25 Thu 01:38> 1   76
The Element of Crime (1984) Lars Von Trier <2019-05-08 Wed 12:54> 2   90
Bangkok Nites (2016) Ketsuya Tomita <2019-05-08 Wed 17:18> 1 Terribly amateurish but is it aiming to be? ??
The Host (2006) Bong Joon-Ho <2019-05-09 Thu 22:17> 1   62
Manto (2018) Nandita Das <2019-05-10 Fri 12:58> 1   60
Tumbbad (2018) Rahi Anil Barve <2019-05-11 Sat 00:05> 1   82
Good Time (2017) Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie <2019-05-12 Sun 15:13> 1   85
Kaminey (2008) Vishal Bharadwaj <2019-05-12 Sun 22:48> 1   54
Kapoor & Sons (2016) Shakun Batra <2019-05-16 Thu 23:44> 2   52
The Grandmaster (2013) Wong Kar Wai <2019-05-17 Fri 22:50> 1   85
Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar Wai <2019-05-18 Sat 13:52> 4   100
Angry Indian Godesses (2015) Pan Nalin <2019-05-18 Sat 23:54> 1   72
Fallen Angels (1995) Wong Kar Wai <2019-05-19 Sun 18:15> 4   100
Game Over (2019) Ashwin Saravanan <2019-06-23 Sun 13:44> 1   46
Cloud Atlas (2012) Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lily Wachowski <2019-06-26 Wed 13:22> 1   100
Cloud Atlas (2012) Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lily Wachowski <2019-07-15 Mon 03:20> 2   100
Article 15 (2019) Anubhav Sinha <2019-08-01 Thu> 1   77
21 Jump Street (2012) Phil Lord, Christopher Miler <2019-08-02 Fri 00:24> 1   61
22 Jump Street (2014) Phil Lord, Christopher Miler <2019-08-04 Sun 00:57> 1   47
Superbad (2007) Greg Mottola <2019-08-04 Sun 03:10> 1   83
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee <2019-08-05 Mon 00:34> 1   98
Collateral (2004) Michael Mann <2019-08-12 Mon 02:13> 1   80
Miami Vice (2006) Michael Mann <2019-08-13 Tue 23:57> 1   100
Ali (2001) Michael Mann <2019-08-13 Tue 23:16> 1   84
Thief (1981) Michael Mann <2019-08-15 Thu 00:28> 1   81
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino <2019-08-15 Thu 14:58> 1   84
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino <2019-08-16 Fri 16:02> 2   89
Blackhat (2015) Michael Mann <2019-08-23 Fri 00:16> 1   97
John Wick (2014) Chad Stahelski, David Leitch <2019-08-25 Sun> 1   72
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino <2019-08-28 Wed 23:57> 3   95
Gangster (2006) Anurag Basu <2019-09-01 Sun 03:15> 1   38
Mera Naam Joker (1970) Raj Kapoor <2019-09-03 Tue 02:37> 1   50
Awaara (1951) Raj Kapoor <2019-09-04 Wed 01:07> 1   50
Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) Guru Dutt <2019-09-05 Thu 05:38> 1   95
Pain & Gain (2013) Michael Bay <2019-09-06 Fri 17:52> 1   81
Pyaasa (1957) Guru Dutt <2019-09-08 Sun 06:14> 1   72
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) Shane Black <2019-09-08 Sun 23:07> 1   90
L.A. Confidential (1997) Curtis Hanson <2019-09-10 Tue 06:10> 1   82
Game Night (2018) John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein <2019-09-11 Wed 13:05> 1   85
The Dead Don’t Die (2019) Jim Jarmusch <2019-09-12 Thu 05:24> 1   58
Snatch (2000) Guy Ritchie <2019-09-15 Sun 15:19> 1   89
Deadpool (2016) Tim Miller <2019-09-17 Tue 22:45> 1   33
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) Makoto Shinkai <2019-09-26 Thu 01:17> 7   98
Joker (2019) Todd Phillips <2019-10-04 Fri 22:32> 1   74
Absolutely Anything (2015) Terry Jones <2019-10-08 Tue 12:27> 1   61
Weathering With You (2019) Makoto Shinkai <2019-10-11 Fri 15:10> 1 Link 78
Weathering With You (2019) Makoto Shinkai <2019-10-12 Sat 22:13> 2 Link 78
Weathering With You (2019) Makoto Shinkai <2019-10-13 Sun 22:13> 3 Link 85
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) Makoto Shinkai <2019-09-26 Thu 02:15> 8   98
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) Makoto Shinkai <2019-10-20 Sun 05:09> 9   99
Bala (2019) Amar Kaushik <2019-11-11 Mon 16:15> 1   54
Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan <2019-11-13 Wed 03:20> 1   81
Split (2016) M. Night Shyamalan <2019-11-13 Wed 11:54> 1   94
Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan <2019-11-13 Wed 18:05> 1   90
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese <2019-11-14 Thu 21:21> 1   77
Ford v Ferrari (2019) James Mangold <2019-11-15 Fri 19:10> 1   72
Glass (2019) M. Night Shyamalan <2019-11-16 Sat 00:47> 2   90
Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino <2019-11-17 Sun 03:21> 2   90
Delhi-6 (2009) Rakesh Omprakash Mehra <2019-11-21 Thu 00:47> 1   48
Ariel (1988) Aki Kaurismaki <2019-11-23 Sat 17:18> 1   78
Through the Olive Trees (1994) Abbas Kiarostami <2019-11-23 Sat 19:41> 1   ??
Police Story 2 (1988) Jackie Chan <2019-11-23 Sat 21:48> 1   80
Gitanjali (1989) Mani Ratnam <2019-11-27 Wed 18:52> 1   91
Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson <2019-12-01 Sun 18:21> 1   78
Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson <2019-12-08 Sun 00:57> 2   70
Looper (2012) Rian Johnson <2019-12-14 Sat 12:04> 1   80
The Match Factory Girl (1990) Aki Kaurismaki <2019-12-14 Sat 16:47> 1   70
The Promise (1996) Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne <2019-12-14 Sat 19:06> 1   85
Brick (2005) Rian Johnson <2019-12-16 Mon 00:15> 1   80
Marriage Story (2019) Noah Baumbach <2019-12-16 Mon 17:30> 1   91
Vikram Vedha (2017) Gayatri, Pushkar <2019-12-17 Tue 22:47> 1   64
Super Deluxe (2019) Thiagarajan Kumararaja <2019-12-18 Wed 13:58> 1   78
The Raid: Redemption (2011) Gareth Evans <2019-12-20 Fri 13:20> 1   75
The Raid 2 (2014) Gareth Evans <2019-12-24 Tue 16:42> 1   85
Mephisto (1981) Istvan Szabo <2019-12-28 Sat 17:57> 1   60
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) Luis Bunuel <2019-12-28 Sat 20:26> 1   76
Cafe Noir (2009) Jung Sung-il <2020-01-01 Wed 01:11> 1   87
Woyzeck (1979) Werner Herzog <2020-01-11 Sat 16:57> 1   80
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel <2020-01-11 Sat 19:04> 1   84
Namdev Bhau (2018) Dar Gai <2020-01-23 Thu 12:26> 1   80
Aamis (2019) Bhaskar Hazarika <2020-01-23 Thu 15:47> 1   78
Memories of summer (2019) Dhruba Jyoti Das <2020-01-23 Thu 19:37> 1   76
Biriyani (2019) Saajin Baabu <2020-01-23 Thu 21:33> 1   85
Aani Maani (2019) Fahim Irshad <2020-01-24 Fri 12:35> 1   84
Lorni (2019) Wanphrang K Diengdoh <2020-01-24 Fri 15:57> 1   90
Jallikattu (2019) Lilo Jose Pellissery <2020-01-24 Fri 19:36> 1   80
Khandhar (1984) Mrinal Sen <2020-01-24 Fri 21:38> 1   71
Aise Hee (2019) Kislay <2020-01-25 Sat 13:15> 1   82
Cat Sticks (2019) Ronny Sen <2020-01-25 Sat 15:41> 1   87
Widow of Silence (2018) Praveen Morchhale <2020-01-25 Sat 19:36> 1   50
Axone (2019) Nicholas Kharkongor <2020-01-25 Sat 21:38> 1   74
M Cream (2016) Agneya Singh <2020-01-26 Sun 12:56> 1   31
Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis (2018) Anamika Haksar <2020-01-26 Sun 15:56> 1   84
The Wayfarers (2019) Goutam Ghose <2020-01-26 Sun 21:05> 1   72
Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-01 Sat 19:47> 1   86
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi <2020-02-02 Sun 14:21> 1   71
1917 (2019) Sam Mendes <2020-02-02 Sun 16:52> 1   79
Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-04 Tue 19:53> 2   87
Okja (2017) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-05 Wed 08:08> 1   89
Snowpiercer (2013) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-06 Thu 13:49> 2   72 80
Uncut Gems (2019) Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie <2020-02-07 Fri 18:33> 1   89
Night and Fog (1956) Alain Resnais <2020-02-08 Sat 17:05> 1   80
Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig <2020-02-10 Mon 21:37> 1   72
Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig <2020-02-11 Tue 15:24> 1   66
I, Daniel Blake (2016) Ken Loach, Laura Obiols <2020-02-15 Sat 17:38> 1   89
Mother (2009) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-16 Sun 06:27> 1   86
The Host (2006) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-18 Tue 06:18> 2   88
Memories of Murder (2003) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-20 Thu 06:33> 2   83
Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-21 Fri 16:49> 1   68
Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-Ho <2020-02-22 Sat 20:05> 3   88
The Spirit of ’45 (2013) Ken Loach <2020-02-29 Sat 17:03> 1   80
96 (2018) C. Prem Kumar <2020-03-01 Sun 08:03> 1   81
Pizza (2012) Karthik Subbaraj <2020-03-03 Tue 06:46> 3   68
Jigarthanda (2014) Karthik Subbaraj <2020-03-04 Wed 22:17> 1   75
In Search of Famine (1981) Mrinal Sen <2020-03-07 Sat 17:35> 1   84
Bhuvan Shome (1969) Mrinal Sen <2020-03-07 Sat 20:03> 1   72
Jil Jung Juk (2016) Deeraj Vaidy <2020-03-12 Thu 18:26> 1   59
A Hero Never Dies (1998) Johnnie To <2020-03-23 Mon 15:11> 1   86
Running Out of Time (1999) Johnnie To <2020-03-24 Tue 16:28> 1   80
Running Out of Time 2 (2001) Johnnie To, Law Wing-Cheong <2020-03-25 Wed 09:56> 1   67
PTU (2003) Johnnie To <2020-03-25 Wed 13:55> 1   85
One Cut of the Dead (2017) Shinichiro Ueda <2020-03-26 Thu 14:35> 1   94
Contagion (2011) Steven Soderbergh <2020-03-26 Thu 22:14> 1   79
Running on Karma (2003) Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai <2020-03-27 Fri 08:18> 1   46
Throw Down (2004) Johnnie To <2020-03-27 Fri 11:55> 1   60
Election (2005) Johnnie To <2020-03-27 Fri 21:55> 1   77
Election 2 (2006) Johnnie To <2020-03-31 Tue 15:48> 1   95
Melancholia (2011) Lars Von Trier <2020-04-07 Tue 06:27> 1   ??
Searching (2018) Aneesh Chaganty <2020-04-07 Tue 22:44> 1   71
Piku (2015) Shoojit Sircar <2020-04-08 Wed 12:10> 1   78
Minority Report (2002) Steven Spielberg <2020-04-08 Wed 17:54> 1   56
Flashpoint (2007) Wilson Yip <2020-04-08 Wed 22:04> 1   58
Antichrist (2009) Lars Von Trier <2020-04-09 Thu 05:58> 1   ??
His Girl Friday (1940) Howard Hawks <2020-04-09 Thu 16:32> 1   95
The Kid (1921) Charles Chaplin <2020-04-10 Fri 17:10> 1   98
Ip Man (2008) Wilson Yip <2020-04-11 Sat 21:13> 1   94
Exiled (2006) Johnnie To <2020-04-12 Sun 16:01> 1   91
The Spectacular Now (2013) James Ponsoldt <2020-04-14 Tue 13:08> 1   81
The End of the Tour (2015) James Ponsoldt <2020-04-14 Tue 19:04> 1   70
Lucy (2014) Luc Besson <2020-04-15 Wed 15:41> 1   80
Dead or Alive (1999) Takashi Miike <2020-04-16 Thu 07:01> 1   61
Shaolin Soccer (2001) Stephen Chow <2020-04-16 Thu 14:43> 1   85
Swordsmen (2011) Peter Ho-Sun Chan <2020-04-19 Sun 17:16> 1   81
The Graduate (1967) Mike Nichols <2020-04-20 Mon 17:25> 1   62
North by Northwest (1959) Alfred Hitchcock <2020-04-21 Tue 14:10> 1   77
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock <2020-04-21 Tue 21:29> 1   100
In Our Time (1982) Te-chen Tao, Edward Yang, I-Chen Ko, Yi Chang <2020-04-22 Wed 12:52> 1   89
Water Lilies (2007) Celine Sciamma <2020-04-22 Wed 18:18> 1   84
Rear Window (1954) Alfred Hitchcock <2020-04-22 Wed 21:50> 1   80
Pauline (2010) Celine Sciamma <2020-04-23 Thu 16:19> 1   80
Tomboy (2011) Celine Sciamma <2020-04-23 Thu 17:52> 1   75
Girlhood (2014) Celine Sciamma <2020-04-23 Thu 23:04> 1   87
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Celine Sciamma <2020-04-24 Fri 07:15> 1   64
The Butterfly Effect (2004) Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber <2020-04-24 Fri 13:50> 1   50
Blue Jay (2016) Alex Lehmann <2020-04-24 Fri 16:48> 1   86
The Navigator (1924) Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton <2020-04-25 Sat 13:18> 1   --
Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar Wai <2020-05-04 Mon 17:40> 5   100

Notes

Get Out (2017)

Quotes

The overall plot also addresses a fundamental fact: race is not about skin color. It’s not biological. It’s a social construct, and whiteness is not a race but a loyalty to the hegemony of white supremacist capitalism. White minds appropriating black bodies is very directly shown here in insidious science fiction, a metaphor that encapsulates whiteness on multiple levels, but woven into the story are a thousand references to institutional discriminations and the very real state violence against black people.

Sally Jane Black

We continue to live in a society where the combination of a police car and a black citizen inherently alludes to confrontation, violence, arrest, oppression, and yet, the real, and sad, truth is found in how Peele can grasp a situational example of ethnic tension and multipurpose it into a thrill which anyone can comprehend.

Silent Dawn

Bombay Velvet (2015)

Manmarziyaan (2018)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Fun film, sure. But there’s little ingenuity in how characters are built. Both Deab and Chris largely ignore how Hiccup is treated by his friends and family throughout the film. Particularly, Stoick who, not once, shows any kind of attention or emotional care towards his own son while expecting a Viking’s might; with jabs like “You’re not my son” frequenting the screen, serve to both demean and belittle Stoick. It’s all part of the Vikings era; this was how they behaved. Alright, but what of forgiveness? What of change? What of the aftermath of change? Well, there is none. Even under the guise of being a kids’ movie, it is hilarious to note that someone as stubborn as Stoick not only change instantaneously but apologize to someone whom he disowned just hours ago. It is funnier to see how much of a trope Astrid is. She keeps ignoring and demeaning Hiccup, using him as bait to finish her training. Hiccup, who obviously takes none of this to heart because hey, he is a child and being constantly insulted affects him only on the surface, right? Astrid is further trimmed of character when change also affects her instanteously; so much, so that she falls in love with Hiccup who accepts her kiss without ado.

Weathering With You (2019)

I think Shinkai isn’t concerned about distance here as he is in the informal trilogy that I refer to – 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007), The Garden of Words (2013) and Your Name. (2016); in that order. Though there are glimpses of emotional distance, what Shinkai is doing is actually making a far broader statement. We are ready to sacrifice the world if it meant fulfilling a temporal desire.

Author: K Gopal Krishna

Created: 2020-05-04 Mon 20:49