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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

    We follow a slice of life of Cleo, a famous singer, at the first day of summer that year, the longest day in a year. She is waiting a doctor test result that evening and she is worried that she might have cancer. In 1.5 hours of Cleo's life, this waiting period has changed her life. Under pressure, she starts to see her surrounding differently; she is being superstitious, she is annoyed by her lover, she despises her musician friends,…

  • Eliana, Eliana

    Eliana, Eliana

    This Tokyo Story x Lady Bird Indonesian mashup tells the story of Eliana, who escaped an arranged marriage and hoped for a better life in the capital city. To her surprise, one day her Minangese mother visits her in the city, just when she figures out that her roommate, Heni, has left her without a message. The presence of a debt collector then forced her to bring her mother in embarking a journey looking for Heni, while being tagged along…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    I’m declaring this as my favourite movie released in 2017. I know this sounds controversial because people either love it or hate it, and I’m usually on the “hate it” team in a lot of divisive films, but this movie really gets me. It is claustrophobic and anxiety-inducing. It is replete with biblical references and when it ended, I was too busy picking my jaw of the floor to even notice that it had ended. “Mother!” may not win a lot of awards in the upcoming awards season because it is not a movie for everyone, but it felt familiar to me, like it is home.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

    Why does the Amphibian Man need saline water when his habitat is the river? Asking for a friend.