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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    ★★★

    'The Neon Demon' is basically Nicolas Winding Refn's cry for help. His fetishes to neon is spiralling out of control.


    One of the year's most visually striking movies (that you could actually watch it on mute) but without any engagements from its stories or characters (that you could actually watch it on mute). Cliff Martinez's score for the movie is breathtaking! Well... guess that's one reason why you shouldn't watch this one on mute then.

  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    ★★★½

    Plays more like 'Flags of Our Fathers' than 'Letters from Iwo Jima,' Ang Lee's approach to the story might be a bit strange - or problematic. The back and forth flashback scenes are often confusing. At times, they're also corrupting the intensities of many of the movie's emotional scenes. A failed experiment? Not really. 

    Though the screenplay has a lot of problems, Lee still able to deliver the heartbreaking nature of America's fetishization of war really well. That scene where…

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  • 3 Srikandi

    3 Srikandi

    ★★★½

    The movie could be edited with shorter and tighter runtime but '3 Srikandi' is very satisfying. Neatly-written, well-directed and perfectly-acted. Reza Rahadian, Bunga C. Lestari and Tara Basro are playing their perfect game but it's Chelsea Islan who shines the brightest.

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    Setelah Amores Perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006) dan Biutiful (2010) yang begitu kelam, Alejandro González Iñárritu kini hadir dengan sebuah film komedi. Well… meskipun Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) merupakan komedi, namun Iñárritu tetap mampu menghadirkan sebagai sebuah film black comedy yang memiliki seluruh ciri khas penceritaannya. And it’s so fresh! Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) adalah sebuah fenomena langka dari Hollywood dimana sebuah ide segar/gila/cerdas mampu dikemas dan diarahkan dengan sangat, sangat baik.…