Pixar’s Coco (2017) Quick Film Review – Can The New Animation Lived Up To The Hype?

“What’s Coco?” that was my first respond when I heard about the new Pixar film. And when my friend told me, “It’s the new Pixar film, Mesh!”, I shook my head in disbelief that Pixar got a new film and I didn’t know it. Oh well, are you ready for my quick review? Read on! *spoilers, somewhere, not many I promise!*

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Pengabdi Setan (2017) Is A Predictable Indonesian Horror Movie With A Refreshing Twist

*Spoilers Alert*

Gone were the days where horror movies flooded the Indonesian cinema. I am not a big fan of Indonesian horror movies since most of the time its cliche, predictable and right down tacky. However, there were few movies that perhaps spooked me out. Those old Indonesian movies that glorified the local folklore, and this year we welcomed a newer version of it. Continue reading “Pengabdi Setan (2017) Is A Predictable Indonesian Horror Movie With A Refreshing Twist”

Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Is A Surprising Horror Movie That Delights

What makes a good scary movie? Is it the scary ghost, monsters under bed or the storyline? Do you need gory images and jumpy sounds to generate the effects? For me, a good scary movie varies from time to time. Sometimes the things mentioned above work, but other times real-life events also served the purpose.

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6 Pros and Cons of DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)

When Wonder Woman made her debut in DC’s Batman V Superman, she was one of the good things about the movie (read my BvS review here). So, knowing that DC is making a standalone Wonder Woman movie, I know I have to see it. Did the movie exceeds my expectations? How’s the cast, direction and script? Did I enjoy the solo adventure of Wonder Woman? Read on to find out. Continue reading “6 Pros and Cons of DC’s Wonder Woman (2017)”

6 Most-Influential Film Directors in Modern Indonesian Cinema

From silent movies, musical to heavy censorship under President Suharto’s dictatorship, the Indonesian movie industry has gone through a lot of changes since Usmar Ismail’s Darah dan Doa released in 1950.

Look at the genres: from romance, horror to the recently soaring comedies genre (cringe, satirical, parody or slapstick, you name it) along with small, experimental movies, the themes are fluid and the audience simply craves for more items in terms of quality and quantity.

On March 30, we will be celebrating National Film Day, and what better way to celebrate the dedicated day than celebrating those illustrious movie figures behind the screen? We have narrowed down and handpicked six of the most influential modern Indonesian film directors who have broken the barriers, jumpstarted a new genre, or who have simply kept on directing exciting and interesting movies over the time. Let’s start! Continue reading “6 Most-Influential Film Directors in Modern Indonesian Cinema”