Only few movies can make you feel pain and happiness at the same time. 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' did. Love in its most raw, naked, truthful, and vulnerable form. Simply unforgettable. One of the most well-crafted love stories ever told.
James Cameron's 'Titanic' is essentially a romantic adventure with visual grandeur and magnificence, a timeless love story set against the background of this major historical event. It's an astonishing movie that exemplifies hope, love, and humanity.
It is a gigantic epic where you don't just watch the film, you experience it! The visual effects are amazing. Its first-class production design is overwhelming. James Horner's music intensifies the emotions. The whole cast gave their best performances - with Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet put on their best, undeniable onscreen chemistry. It is haunting and involving, filled with a wide range of deep feelings. A cinematic masterpiece.
Fajar Nugros' 'Srimulat: Hil yang Mustahal – Babak Pertama' feels like sketches, bits, and pieces of a larger film. Certain writing decisions towards the film's treatment of a biopic may have seemed revolutionary on paper, but without strong emotional layering and execution to back it up, the results are simply bland. The performances are enjoyable, but the movie ultimately lets its audience down.
Hermes XXI, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Robert Eggers' 'The VVitch' doesn't rely on jump scares or grotesque imagery to strike fear into its audience. It is a slow-burning, dark fairytale dripping with a uniquely eerie, dreadful atmosphere, and effectively brought to life by realistic characters. The acting is superb, with Anya Taylor-Joy shining out from an already stellar cast. A remarkable feature debut.
‘Perempuan Tanah Jahanam’ is a good looking, competently made but uneven film.
Cinemaxx Sun Plaza, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’ is incredible. Not just a great horror series but also a fascinating character study and a moving look at family and loss that slowly will crawl underneath your skin. Brilliant performances and casting too. So scary! So emotional! Mike Flanagan never disappoints. Bow down.