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  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★★★★

    You know all those movies people called "critic-proof"? Where no matter how bad the reviews are, people are still seeing it and it would still generate high box-office numbers? This kind of movie is what I called "me-hating-it-proof", where no matter how flawed it is, I'd still gonna love it for what it is.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★

    It's THE MATRIX REVOLUTION again for me, in which many will find the ending bewildering, but not me. Like a crackling sound of a matched combination of a safe, the last 10 minutes rewarded me with prized possessions in the form of feelings, lots of feelings.

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  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    When you thought you've seen enough genre movies.
    When you thought you’ve seen enough zombie movies.
    When you thought you’ve seen enough comedy movies.
    When you thought you’ve seen enough zombie comedy movies.
    When you thought you've seen enough Japanese movies.
    When you thought you’ve seen enough movies within movies movies.
    When you thought you've seen enough low-budget movies.
    And then comes ONE CUT OF THE DEAD.

  • Aruna and Her Palate

    Aruna and Her Palate

    ★★★★½

    ARUNA & LIDAHNYA recipe, prepared by Chef Edwin:

    Ingredients:

    1 Dian Sastrowardoyo
    1 Nicholas Saputra
    1 Hannah Alrashid
    1 Oka Antara
    3-4 remake of a classic song
    1 Laksmi Pamuntjak's source material
    50g of weird symbolism
    500g of social commentary
    5 ml of refreshing jokes

    Method:
    - Washed Dian Sastro & Nicho until the bitter taste from their mannequin-like performance from AADC 2 wears off
    - Heat Hannah and Oka until the room's on fire whenever they're on screen
    - Mixed them…