Rizki Salminen🎞

Rizki Salminen🎞

he/him | Virtual Festival Programmer who likes to stream games on the side | ID/EN OK!

Favorite films

  • In the Mood for Love
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Memories of Murder
  • Moonrise Kingdom

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

  • Eternals

    ★★

  • Silenced

    ★★★★★

  • BELLE

    ★★★★

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    Honestly it feels refreshing to watch this again after watching Eternals, Marvel's take on the Wuxia genre is like the perfect blend of tribute, modernization and Americanization of it and honestly that's not a bad thing.

    It's amazing to see the genre so deep in rich cultural history and heritage being adapted and textually used so faithfully while giving us the fun thrill rides MCU are known for.

    Also this film got 1 star bonus from Tony Leung alone. If the man had more screen time, this film would be his.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    Marvel's Eternals is a film that tries to be two polar concepts at the same time; a blockbuster Marvel film and an indie film about the melancholy of eternity.

    Audiences, myself included, already have a certain kind of expectations when it comes to MCU. Personally, I see MCU films as themed roller coaster rides. It's supposed to be fun and full of character with fast paced highs and lows, but lacking depth and complexity.

    Eternals tried to bring said depth…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    If Infinity War was the culmination of 11 years of a saga, Endgame is the triumph afterwards.

    Yes, this film is pure fanservice. Yes, the plot and production aren't exactly the best and Marvel is getting extremely formulaic.

    But goddamn it’s an emotionally satisfying bookend that perfectly captures the feel of the epic end of a comic book storyline.

    And for the very first time in my life, I cried tears of happiness watching a superhero film.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    I am torn on Joker.

    From a technical and performance standpoint, this is the best of what "superhero" films can offer. Hell, it's the best of what films can offer on this half of 2019. But no matter how 'controversial' or 'bravely stand against the PC-culture' both Todd Phillips and Joaquim Phoenix marketed this film, Joker is a film that's confused about its titular character.

    In a vacuum, if we ignored the legacy and what the "Joker" as a character…