Screenwriting at its best. A profound exploration into the sombreness of life, coated with a delightful layer of comedy. It elevates such a typical road movie formula by being so neatly layered in every aspect of its characterisation and storytelling. Paul Giamatti gives so much life to an already great script.
“Kita wujud sebab orang nampak kita, kalau kita duduk sorang-sorang, kita tak wujud”
Nik Amir's Imaginur is short but sweet, complicated yet effective. Seeing a local film play around with unfamiliar concepts (for a local film) while attempting to blend reality with fantasy without overdoing anything is quite an experience for me. Through its complex presentation, the film manages to genuinely value the very things that make us human. It's nice to see where the film draws its inspiration from,…
Damien Chazelle's Babylon showcases the many sides of Hollywood, the dark and bright sides of it as well as the magical and the hellish parts of it. Hollywood does not promise fame and stardom without struggles, tears, and sweat, and Chazelle really delivers the shit out of this. It manages to transport me into ancient Hollywood through its rapid story beats, stellar ensemble cast, beautifully written characters, immersive production design, and flashy camerawork. It almost seems like an attempt to…