Quo vadis, Aida? retells the moments leading up to the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre with sensitivity and demand to remember.
This Spike Lee’s joint is a history lesson, a socio-political lesson, and an important anti-war lesson.
1917 is a display of cinematic prowess with hearts and eyes of the narrative.
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, […]
Review Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: After a succesful documented tour to Al-Ansakar Canal in Iraq during 2004 U.S invasion, the second unit known as the Bravo Squad led by Sarge David Dime (Garrett Hedlund) returns to the country as […]
Review: There’s a sense of accomplishment embarks after watching Mel Gibson’s comeback, Hacksaw Ridge; a contention knowing that ‘faith’ eventually found a path to a Hollywood spectacle in its most honest manifestation. As much as it is a celebration of […]
Review: The U.K., U.S.A. and Kenya join forces in a mission to capture top-tier Al-Shabaab extremists meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. At surface, this looks like a war movie; but, director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) actually only devices a girl who sells bread to […]
Review: Macbeth, or better call it The Scottish play, isn’t only Shakespeare’s most straight-forward troupe, but also the direst and most superstitious—with plenty of harrowing imagery and the real-life curse. Australian director, Justin Kurzel, is seemingly persistent to be faithful […]
With good chemistry between the A-listers in casts led by Brad Pitt’s comeback to Nazi hunting business, Fury convincingly depicts the horror of WW II through well-choreographed tank battle. Although some cliches in plot and over-the-top celebration of the violent bloodshed sometimes bother, the suspense lasts for the whole duration.
What makes 300: Rise of an Empire more than a banal sequel or prequel is: the fact that it’s not just a sequel or prequel—it’s both and mostly a sidequel. All praises go to the works of production design, costumes, well-choreographed action scenes and hyper-stylized Slo-Mo CGI—to proceed the original classic. Thanks to Snyder and Eva Green.