Allegiant (2016) – Review


Review: Allegiant is basically a letdown to Divergent franchise, even generally to young adult dystopian adaptations. It fails shortly to prove that a 2-part finale is worth to every series; instead, it proves that it’s a worn-off one. Had Allegiant taken liberty to explore more plot possibilities, the series might still have a decent penultimate. […]

The Diary of A Teenage Girl (2015) – Review


Short Review: “I had sex today,” Minnie Goetze opens The Diary of a Teenage Girl in a rollicking, proud gesture. That uncensored, honest confession leads to a quirky coming-of-age humor, this adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s self-inspired graphic novel might be: A very heart-pounding sexual odyssey, which doesn’t judge. Not necessarily a juvenile version of Lars […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)


Review: Following (another) closeup shot cliffhanger, Mockingjay Part 2 immediately gets into the middle of the war ignited in Part 1. The alliance led by President Alma Coin (Julliane Moore) is prepared to start a blitzkrieg to Capitol. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is still the same Mockingjay—alliance’s pseudo-leader and a property of propaganda. Meanwhile, the […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)


Singkat saja, ketika instalasi pertama The Hunger Games memperoleh kesuksesan komersial yang luar biasa, saya berpikir bahwa kesuksesan itu semata hanya karena kemampuan THG memberikan sesuatu yang tidak bisa Twilight Saga hadirkan, yaitu fokus. Ada perjuangan di sana–dan bukannya romance yang mendominasi plotnya. The 74th Hunger Games (untuk pertama kalinya) menghadirkan dua pemenang dari Distrik 12 […]