• Synchronic

    Synchronic

    ★★★

    This has a really interesting premise, and how they built the mystery in the opening minutes is so damn effective. Then comes the impressive 8 mins oner and it just flows nicely, naturally. Also genuinely enjoying this especially on the first act, where everyone making deadpan jokes while maintaining their serious facial expressions. The directors were really successful on building our curiosity and developing the chemistry between the two main casts. Everything was smartly written and well directed on the…

  • Satan's Slaves 2: Communion

    Satan's Slaves 2: Communion

    ★★★

    A sequel that is much bigger than the original, and I appreciated it as it tried to be wildly different : a whole thirteen story apartment haunted by ghosts (after this and the Raid, foreigner would think why people in Indonesia rather live in landed houses than on tall buildings). Also adore the production value : the cinematography here is looking brilliant - there are some homages to the influential ones and it clearly shows Joko’s wide range of library,…

  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    ★★★½

    When the festival holds the record of the most featuring punchable rockers on the planet (Fred Durst, Kid Rock, Scott Stapp, etc), you know this is going to be a mayhem.

  • Carter

    Carter

    ★½

    The Director : I WANT TO MAKE THE BEST ONE SHOT ACTION MOVIE EVER OF ALL TIME
    The Producer : but we don't have that level of budget
    The VFX studio : I know photoshop
    The Casting Director : Let's hire some random westerners from the street
    The Scriptwriter : *nonexistent*
    The Film Composer : *browsing free copyright action movie stock in Youtube*
    The Actors : Wood
    The Producer again : Let's dump it to Netflix
    The Audience : No

  • Aloners

    Aloners

    ★★★★

    Never thought that an ultra-depressing, ultra-realistic movie where the introverted and depressed main character choose to shy away from talking to people, having an existential crisis, and a portrait of isolated society in macroscopic scale, is somehow an exciting watch. The cold ambience, lack of score and repetition might seems monotonous at first, but how everything is developed patiently, gradually, and added in of the intricate details making this a powerful, and rewarding experience. Every second of it reminds me back of our isolated-pandemic life circa 2020-2021. Sleep, eat, watching randoms on smartphone, repeat. I hate it, but feels glad to be reminded.

  • Decision to Leave

    Decision to Leave

    ★★★★

    Lucky that I still got to watch this in nearby cinema. This is that movie where Park Chan Wook situated in a big dilemma, you could sense that his core objective initially could be to present us a pure romance story as he might try something out of his comfort zone. But then it’s Park Chan Wook being Park Chan Wook, all being twisted into a tale of investigation where it has mini-surprises for each section of the story, then…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    Lovely
    Obsessiveness
    Newfangled
    Engrossing
    Lustful
    Immaculate
    Noisy
    Expressive
    Supple
    Sensual

    Intent
    Sentimental

    Vicarious
    Inspirational
    Rationale
    This-is-still
    Unbelievably 
    Edgy

  • The Devils

    The Devils

    ★★★★★

    This is that movie that will make your jaw dropped, overwhelmed because of excessive sensory overload of fucked-up imageries and how the movie gradually pushed the offensive limit to be always in the border of crossing the line (actually crossed several times). I was dazzled, and almost believed that this movie made by devils themselves given this approved and highly financed to be made as a lengthy feature film. Was I exaggerating? Nope, go see any other people’s reviews.

    But…

  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    ★★★★

    Yo what if I tell you the scariest villain of all horror-slashers is not Leatherface, Jason Voorhees nor even Ghostface? But instead a teenage bully from rural town of England named Brett?

    Anyway an effective, straightforward little horror story. The gore part has some weight to it, and the violence made by, and onto teens are disturbingly scary. I really like the little touch that is chemistry built between the main characters are established well on the first 20 mins,…

  • Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

    Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

    ★★★½

    Rule #1. Don't f**k with cats. EVER.

    Rule #2. Don't ever f**k with cat-lovers.

    Rule #3. Don't f**k with internet sleuth.

    Rule #4. Don't be a f**king psycho. Thanks.

  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    ★★½

    I always thought that the guy in the poster was Ichi all the time.. turned out it's not him😑

    Started pretty interesting with all the dreamlike transitions and unnecessary gore, then really couldn't take on the excessive violence against women that a bit too much on the explorative side. Then the last 30 minutes I was losing the interest I was fell asleep several times during the final sequence. It was a fantastically brutal horror showcase, yet in the same…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★½

    Pretty sure I've watched this movie before, yet I couldn't remember any single scene from the previous watch. That's make it unmemorable, maybe because how generic looking and how tame it is. The original music is good but not all representing the era. Thing that bump this thousand folds to be more than a decent rated movie, is that because it resonated very well to me. Making band, play some gigs, and making friends in the scene thrown me back…