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  • 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.

  • Kulari Ke Pantai

    Kulari Ke Pantai

    ★★★★½

    Finally, an appropriate contender to Petualangan Sherina(2000) came from it's director. Although it's not musical, the soundtracks are filled with so many good Indonesian friendly-for-kids songs.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★

    Entertaining. The twist is quite easy to guess but it's still fun to watch. Wonderful visuals. A sequel done right.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★½

    Like a roller coaster ride on a lame theme park, it's not that good but you still get the thrill. Everything but the dinosaurs run so fast. At least now 'World' really has its meaning.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★½

    The first-half of the movie was boring. As it gets more intense in the next half, the message this movie wants you to know about native americans was well delivered.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Because audiences love Loki and Killmonger, here is another supervillain with 'their motives'. It's a massive movie and looks like 2.5 hours ain't enough (you know it if you saw MCU plan in 2015). Another thing to expect is the infinity jokes and product placements—they really got so many actors to pay.