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  • Keluarga Cemara

    Keluarga Cemara

    ★★★★

    A warm feature-length directorial debut from Yandy Laurens. Keluarga Cemara is filled with high quality cast on every character and a really good sound editing. Family relation topic is a comfort-zone for Yandy and he did another great job. I thought the film conflict was too simple until a friend appointed that toxic masculinity was the real antagonist here. Now that's something.

  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard in a theater. The first 45 minutes was a little painful to watch but in the end everyone sit still until the end of credits. If you don't think it was genius, then I don't know what is. POM!!

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★½

    "(Does) giving birth automatically make you a mother?". This film will make you question the meaning of "family".

  • Merantau

    Merantau

    ★★

    To see where it all started; Gareth Evans, Iko Uwais, and the rise of Indonesian action movies. Indeed an ambitious film at the time. You know they have to go through this and this is a part of what makes them who they are today.

  • May the Devil Take You

    May the Devil Take You

    ★★½

    Those shots are amazing but the whole movie is a joke.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    A well made theatrical experience of (a glimpse of) a great performer's life. Maybe just like his shows, watching the movie in the middle of audiences with big speakers is the-or might be the only-best way to enjoy it. EEEOO?

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★★

    Truly the escalation we've been waiting for since The Raid 2. You get more violence (in too much scenes, maybe), more mainstream casts with unexpected performance, but sadly, Timo struggled to make one great story. Maybe that's what took him so long since 2013. Or should we all just accept that story might not be the thing audiences are looking for in this film?

  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★★

    Very interesting to finally see something new from Evans years after The Raid 2. It came with a promising trailer and a different genre he was known for. However, the film fails to end as interesting as it starts. I was entertained by quirky tracking shots I miss from Evans's films and it's still a good low budget movie with great casts.

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    After Whiplash and La La Land, this proves Damien Chazelle can do anything. It's thrilling in the air and emotional on land. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy combo is lit. The sound is the reason this movie is IMAX-worthy.

  • Aruna and Her Palate

    Aruna and Her Palate

    ★★★★½

    Not as complicated as Edwin's usually be, yet it flows really well through natural dialogues and interesting shots of food. Surprisingly, the comedy works and proves such film doesn't need 'Youtubers' to be funny and great casts is the key. Nicholas Saputra and Dian Sastro also shows their true quality. The only thing that disturbed me is Palari's classic mistake which is the audio dubbing. Surely will watch it again to catch more details.

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★½

    Very well executed. Great casts (Constance Wu is 🔥) and the sets are amazing! It's a simple story done right.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

    It's a promising piece the writer couldn't finish. It has all the potentials to be better yet ended up just as a thrilling ride. Reviews say it's good you have to watch it twice to understand, I agree it's confusing at first, that makes me disagree that it's good.