Padmaavat (2018) Is A Controversial Film Without Any Controversy [Movie Review]

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I remember vividly how there were only a few historical films released in Bollywood ten years ago. As the oldest country in the world, spanning thousands of kingdoms, literature, culture and folklore, I am always amused why Bollywood’s movie mogul didn’t take chances with their abundance of materials. Continue reading “Padmaavat (2018) Is A Controversial Film Without Any Controversy [Movie Review]”

Call Me by Your Name (2017) Didn’t Make Me Cry Hard But… [Movie Review]

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I personally loved a good coming-of-age films or books, since most of the time it will stirred an unknown emotions from deep within.

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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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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”

Movie Review: 7 Pros and Cons of Disney’s Moana (2016)

To be honest Disney’s Moana trailer was tad bit messy and unappealing (or at least the one I saw was…), but, I wouldn’t avoid Disney latest offering based on a trailer itself. So, off I went to watch the movie in a half-packed movie cinema filled with parents who brought their kids to a 9.30pm show on a Saturday. Good thing that almost all the kids fell asleep once Moana started singing…

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Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) Works as The Bridge to Justice League Movie [Review]

My dislike for Man of Steel is quite alarming, yet I decided to go and watched Zack Snyder’s new movie anyway. Batman v Superman shares the same theme as Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War – superheroes fight each other. However, I know the reason behind Marvel’s new offering but DC’s reasons for bringing Batman and Superman together in one movie is lackluster to say the least. Continue reading “Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) Works as The Bridge to Justice League Movie [Review]”

When Dinosaurs Act Like Humans in The Good Dinosaur (2015) [Review]

Imagine a new earth where the asteroid “missed” its mark and the dinosaurs never went extinct. Intrigued? Hell yeah, me too. The Good Dinosaur tells the story of a green Apotosaurus, Arlo, who was born without his siblings’ height nor built. He is a weak and small dinosaur born into a farmer’s family. Continue reading “When Dinosaurs Act Like Humans in The Good Dinosaur (2015) [Review]”

Book To Movie Adaptations: Wuthering Heights (1992) & Vanity Fair (2004)

Wuthering Heights (1992)

There are many different versions of Wuthering Heights. First was from 1939, then 1970 and several TV movies, while the latest in 2011. However, I chose to watch the 1992 version because I recognized the actors and thought the 90’s would at least offer some substance to it. Continue reading “Book To Movie Adaptations: Wuthering Heights (1992) & Vanity Fair (2004)”