RECENT MOVIE REVIEWS

Movie Review Perburuan (2019) - Adipati Dolken

Review: Perburuan (2019)

The story of Perburuan spawns during the moment of captivity. Pramoedya Ananta Toer silently and secretly wrote the manuscript in his dark, damp cell during post-independence aggression by Dutch. The narrative, however, sets during the late period of Japanese occupation, following the life of fugitive hiding in the plain sight as a beggar. Along with […]

Focus: Indonesia

Movie Review Perburuan (2019) - Adipati Dolken

Review: Perburuan (2019)

The story of Perburuan spawns during the moment of captivity. Pramoedya Ananta Toer silently and secretly wrote the manuscript in his dark, damp cell during post-independence aggression by Dutch. The narrative, however, sets during the late period of Japanese occupation, following the life of fugitive hiding in the plain sight as a beggar. Along with […]

Bumi Manusia Movie Review: Iqbaal Ramadhan and Wani Dharmawan in Bumi Manusia (2019)

Review: Bumi Manusia (2019)

Bumi Manusia a.k.a. This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer with other titles dubbed as Buru Quartet has long been sanctified as one of the most important Indonesia’s literature. Conceived during the political exile in Buru Island (hence the quartet’s title), the chronicle of a native aristocratic man and a concubine against the oppressive […]

Movie Review - Bridezilla (2019): Jessica Milla & Rio Dewanto

Review: Bridezilla (2019)

Initially released as an online podcast drama, Bridezilla expands into a full-fledged rom-com written by Lucky Kuswandi (Selamat Pagi, Malam!, Galih & Ratna) and Fai Tirta. Helmed by Love for Sale director, Andibachtiar Yusuf, the rom-com brings along the original voice actors, including Jessica Milla, Sheila Dara, and Rafael Tan. Along with Mantan Manten, Bridezilla […]

Read Older Posts

Focus: Asia

Ahn Sung-ki & Park Seo-joon in The Divine Fury (2019) - Movie Review

Review: The Divine Fury (2019)

Midnight Runners‘ director, Kim Joo-hwan returns with a new blockbuster that reunites him with the Runners’ star, Park Seo-joon. Combining the corniest elements of exorcism horror and comical action-hero tropes, The Divine Fury is a gothic action fantasy which immediately reminds us of Constantine minus the angelic apparitions. From spiritual imagery of Catholicism, priests chanting […]

Review Parasite (2019)

Angry Bong Joon-ho illustrate his restlessness towards social gap with a thought-provoking, family tragicomedy that does not look like anything you’ve seen before.

Review Miss & Mrs. Cops / Girl Cops, 걸캅스 (2019)

While rigged with clichés and comical elements, Miss & Mrs. Cops still delivers a fun female buddy-cop action movie with relevant message to current issue in South Korea.

Read Older Posts

TOP MOVIES OF 2019 SO FAR

back to top