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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    'Us' is a horror movie.

    I really love how deliberately misleading the advertisements for this movie are. If the likes of Jordan Peele said something like that, you'll probably know where actually it's leading to. Us is a modern horror/thriller masterpiece which ironically is not as terrifying/thrilling as many other recent average movies of the same genre. While the actual genre is clearly not Peele's forte, it's the perfect medium to deliver his ideas and ideals within it.

    Overall, Us

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★★

    "The difference between film and memory is that films are always false. They are composed of a series of scenes. But memories mix truth and lies, they appear and vanish before our eyes."

    Sublime. A lyrical noir about eternal longing for the past. Another masterpiece from the ingenious young auteur, Bi Gan.

    Long Day's Journey Into Night is that rare movie that has a balance between style and substance. In fact, both are present equally for the sake of each…

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  • The Seen and Unseen

    The Seen and Unseen

    ★★★★½

    Merupakan film yang saya tunggu-tunggu sejak lama, akhirnya bisa juga nonton Sekala Niskala setelah beberapa kali melewatkan kesempatan untuk nonton film ini lebih awal. Dan saya sangat puas bisa menonton film ini, terutama di Bioskop.

    Pada awal film ini entah mengapa saya teringat dengan Pather Panchali-nya Satyajit Ray dan saya kira film ini akan mengarah kesana, dengan realisme dan dramatisasi yang dibangun secara perlahan. Mungkin karena latar tempat pedesaan yang bisa dibilang mirip, juga karakter utama yang merupakan kakak adik…

  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    ★★★★★

    As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty is simply just a composition of Jonas Mekas's personal old footages (not even in chronological order) which is also narrated and edited by himself. Yet I still can't believe that I sat still through it for almost 5 hours and somehow I also still can't get enough of it by the time it finished. How is that even possible? Perhaps anything like that is possible for the godfather…