Only few movies can make you feel pain and happiness at the same time. 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' did. Love in its most raw, naked, truthful, and vulnerable form. Simply unforgettable. One of the most well-crafted love stories ever told.
James Cameron's 'Titanic' is essentially a romantic adventure with visual grandeur and magnificence, a timeless love story set against the background of this major historical event. It's an astonishing movie that exemplifies hope, love, and humanity.
It is a gigantic epic where you don't just watch the film, you experience it! The visual effects are amazing. Its first-class production design is overwhelming. James Horner's music intensifies the emotions. The whole cast gave their best performances - with Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet put on their best, undeniable onscreen chemistry. It is haunting and involving, filled with a wide range of deep feelings. A cinematic masterpiece.
Jon Stewart's 'Irresistible' is a critique of the modern American political process but it is rather toothless. The plot is rich but it only skims the surface of the problems but does not address any of it. It has some clever moments, wits, and twists. But, as a whole, it is forgettable, you wont remember or care to remember a thing after finishing the movie. The humor, in general, is too broad and feels flat. Steve Carell delivers a steadily funny and wholesome performance, while the underutilized Rose Byrne portrays the evil and seductive strategist perfectly.
Derrick Borte's 'Unhinged' seems to be a passionate plea for people to have more patience and compassion with others in a harsh society where everyone is under constant pressure and you never know what the other person is going through. Too bad this movie gradually undermines this message with cheap shocks and sadistic violence. A decent, frenetic-paced thriller with solid acting - Russell Crowe's villainous performance is breathtaking - but with a script that unfortunately pushes through by coincidental happenings and with characters who makes dumb decisions. Thoroughly enjoyable but utterly forgettable.
‘Perempuan Tanah Jahanam’ is a good looking, competently made but uneven film.
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Considering the fact that it’s literally two hours of old men talking about organized religion, 'The Two Popes' is shockingly fun. Driven by its witty script and the crackling, warm chemistry between Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, the movie is serious yet funny, modest yet bold, and one that delivers a thoughtful meditation on religion and spirituality.