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  • Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Pacific Rim: Uprising


    While Pacific Rim (2013) is often cited as the love letter to classic mecha vs kaiju fantasy story (and the antithesis of Transformers franchise), 'Uprising' confidently exclaims that it's not its predecessor.

    The whole statement is in line with Uprising's main protagonists, the Jake Pentecost (John Boyega)---son of Idris Elba's super-charismatic Stacker Pentecost from the first film. "I'm not my father!" he highlights it. As much as the young Pentecost denies his father's influence over him, that same much is…

  • Girls Trip

    Girls Trip


    The half-past-girls trip is tripping so high it almost forgets the ground; but, thanks to the celebrated casts, the trip is still a full-blast comedy at whatever costs.

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  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts


    It's a grace to Indonesian cinema and, more, to women's cinema.
    Mind your expectation.

    It's a story of Marlina the Murderer told in 4 acts.
    Not of Marlina, the murderer who commits 4 acts of killing.

  • Annihilation



    In his sophomore directorial effort, Alex Garland (Ex Machina) crafts a serious, high concept sci-fi about the fundamental of changing—between genetic coded self-destruction and annihilation. The result is rather stunning and… vague at the same time.

    Wrapped with dreamlike visuals and mysterious ambiance, Annihilation interweaves three interrelated timelines (which might contradict each other—depends on how you see it) as we follow Natalie Portman’s enigmatic character in conjunction to her experience with The Shimmer, a restricted, anomalous area which becomes the…