Review: The Divine Fury (2019)

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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: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

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Guillermo del Toro writes and produces a horror story based on Alan Schwartz’s children horror potpourri, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, catering his own nightmarish vision about a story that reads people, instead of being read. Helmed by André Øvredal (whose horror portfolio includes folk fantasy-horror, Trollhunters, and the downright claustrophobic, supernatural horror, […]

Review: Bridezilla (2019)

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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 […]

Review Ma (2019)

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Octavia Spencer portrays a mysterious, middle-aged woman who seems to be battling loneliness in Ma, a social thriller by Tate Taylor, the director of The Help—in which she won her Oscar. Spencer is terrific at full length; Taylor’s direction is unquestionably intense; yet, Ma isn’t the kind of movie that will make the collaboration thrives. […]

Review Stuber (2019)

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Basically, there are two different stories with two different genres happening in Michael Dowse’s new movie, Stuber, written by Tripper Clancy. The first story is a hardboiled police story, entangling a gigantic yet shortsighted cop, Victor (Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049), pursuing an Indonesian drug-lord, Oka Tedjo (Iko Uwais with a […]

Review Child’s Play (2019)

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Acknowledge it that the classic Child’s Play story about a doll possessed by an evil spirit brought in life by voodoo spell is a thirty-year-old horror story—older than most millennials. After spawning six sequels and popularizing Chucky as one of the most iconic horror villains, the franchise finally follows the step of other horror classics […]

Review The Lion King (2019)

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Jon Favreau’s photo-realistic remake of Disney Renaissance’s magnum opus, The Lion King, is best described as being nonurgent. As a matter of fact, it’s unquestionably prone to exoticism and aesthetic in terms of visual or musical, even more than Favreau’s vibrant rendition of The Jungle Book in 2016. Notwithstanding the artistic breakthrough, the redux, which […]