We all love action movies. But there is a guilty pleasure in watching gigantic monsters battle it out on the screen. I say guilty pleasure because unless you are a purist, you would always enjoy graphically created giants in a Hollywood movie, which always guarantees you the pleasure and excitement of the destruction, despite the quality of other cinematic elements. So nowadays, these movies have stopped caring for those other elements altogether. I say this not only as a criticism but as an observation of how good the action sequences are presented to us when other components are not cared…


Today in the series of Why You Should Watch (#WYSW) we are going to sail with some of the notorious sailors ever to sailed the seas. The show I am going to talk about today is Black Sails which aired in Starz for 4 seasons between 2014–17.

This is proclaimed to be a large scale prequel or a chain of events before the timeline of the all-time classic novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson -with all the wacky pirates, open sea and land battles, and plundering (all of which are abundant in this show). But that is a compass…


This movie could be summarized as a tale of a woman who is assigned with the arduous mission of constructing a house of her own.

With a simple narration, the story elaborates this summary in detail without ever derailing from this one line. Yet, it manages to visit many territories such as bureaucracy, the luxury of romance, harassment, and relatively long sequences of travel. Some of them can be isolated. The rest are entangled with the main task of her life.

This movie is not vying for realism. It provides an account of probable events with unfavorable scenarios that could…


In my previous reviews of season 1 and season 2, I borrowed the pyramid structure of the Bicameral Mind concept in the show and used it to build my review. The contents that formed the pyramid (though they were broken apart in season 2) can no longer be utilized to discuss this show. This is not because they aren’t present anymore. They are dispersed. All those three have been buried under the huge statue of style.

This has now turned into a show which is all about presentation with some complimentary content (a futile attempt in reiterating that it is…


This is a convoluted show. The decision to make it as such stems from a probable effect it will have on the revelation. On the face of it, all the difficulty you face may seem to be linked with the blown-up ego of the writer. A battle against pontification. But the dust obstructing will settle once the twist is revealed. Without the dust, the protagonist walking in slow motion towards you won’t be as cool.

I previously discussed how neat the twist of season 1 was. And the gist of the same is what I tried to summarize above. Included…


There’s a theory discussed in the show known as the Bicameral Mind. A triangular diagram (a pyramid of sorts) indicating each stage in the process to bootstrap consciousness. In other words, when all the four stages are passed, the last one is assumed to be a voice instructing you, consciousness would have been achieved.

Similarly, this show achieves its own consciousness via four main elements (the last step is assumed to be dialogues since it could confuse you while at the same time clear you of your doubts). The complicated story at the bottom, characters (and thus the acting performance)…


Disclaimer:
This is an appreciative analysis post. It does not evaluate the good and bad of the movie. So it will be filled with spoilers. Please proceed to read this only If you have watched the movie. You have been warned!

A psychological experiment; invoking the deluded repercussions of prolonged isolation in a particular place, indulging constantly without any other means with the same set of engagements.

A protocol for suspense; an unorthodox yet rudimentary and robust structuring of the story in such a way as to be considered seminal. …


Jung Woo-sung and Son Ye-jin

Inevitable. This word always has that foreboding aura around it. It has favored itself to be a friend of negative connotations. Also as denial’s worst enemy. But most importantly, its acceptance would pave a peaceful path until one can meet it.

This film has indulged in paving such a path to destroy the worst enemy and embrace the friend. In between the happiness, there is a seemingly innocent portent which we are supposed to catch on to. The whole first hour of the movie is spent to prepare us for the trauma to come. And, given the explicit method the…


Discalaimer: Please read the book before indulging in this post. The post is designed to give a perspective into the book. It should not be taken as the only authorized interpretation of the book. In case you are not sure about what you feel or fail to understand beyond the lines, this post will help you. So with that, SPOILERS AHEAD…


After that final shot of Marta on the balcony, you get that same feeling after watching an ‘oddly satisfying’ compilation video on YouTube. You are also urged to appreciate because of how even the small and purported insignificant occupants (both human-related and inanimate) of the screen have been tied up to the entirety of the film seamlessly and, most importantly, visibly. The red herrings, distractions and indoctrinating the viewer with false supposition early on to divert them from important questions are all staples of a proper murder mystery. And all of them were incorporated in this film without much hassle…

Raja Raman

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