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.
Marc Munden's 'The Secret Garden' is competently made and pretty to look at, but its slow pace and lack of substance or intrigue makes this fantasy drama struggles to hold attention. Not much happens in the film, and the characters are rather flat and dull. The young actors are very good, with Dixie Egerickx clearly being the standout as Mary Lennox. The adult actors, however, are underused. Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and Isis Davis are only there for plot convenience and nothing else.
Emil Heradi's 'Wedding Proposal' falls flat with its half-baked conflicts and a great deal of sloppy writing and direction. The movie isn't excessively bad, just plain bland and uninteresting. While Dimas Anggara and Sheryl Sheinafia separately can be charismatic and likable, together they have no chemistry. Arya Saloka finds his groove with his comedic timing and acting chops and, unsuprisingly, steals the scene whenever he appears on screen.
‘Perempuan Tanah Jahanam’ is a good looking, competently made but uneven film.
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Considering the fact that it’s literally two hours of old men talking about organized religion, 'The Two Popes' is shockingly fun. Driven by its witty script and the crackling, warm chemistry between Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, the movie is serious yet funny, modest yet bold, and one that delivers a thoughtful meditation on religion and spirituality.