• Fedora

    Fedora

    ★★★★½

    Famously (or infamously?) known as Billy Wilder’s spirtual sequel to SUNSET BOULEVARD, I was surprised with the wonderful quality that FEDORA has to offer. Surely way ahead of its times (and judging by the low average rating in this Letterboxd community, still is). 

    A critique of post-golden age Hollywood and a sombre depiction of drugs addiction, while also a tragic love story and a James Bond motion picture (Count Sobryanski seems like a terrific Bond villain) all rolled into one, this is a classic that more people should know (and watch).

  • Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy

    Fear City: A Family-Style Comedy

    ★★★★

    So I just realized now that the French owned a SCARY MOVIE and NAKED GUN’s offspring.

  • Laurence Anyways

    Laurence Anyways

    ★★★★

    Xavier Dolan is right about my age so of course whenever I finished watching his films I’m always a little bit depressed by the gap of what we each other had been achieving but thats okay.

  • Gangster

    Gangster

    ★★★★

    Between this and 5 COWOK JAGOAN, I have to point out that I think action comedy is the most underrated genre of Indonesian Cinema today. MORE PLEASE.

  • One Day We'll Talk About Today

    One Day We'll Talk About Today

    ★★★½

    One day we’ll nitpick about this film.

    And that day is today. So here’s a few: 

    -You know you’re in for some dysfunctional family tale when the parents gave their kids some pretentious thematic names.
    -And they all starts with A? Really? Don’t they know the struggles of students having a name that starts with A in every hapalan agama in school? Of course they don’t. As long as they’re having a thematic and cool name for their kids.
    -What’s…

  • The Fixer

    The Fixer

    ★★★★

    Always love it when a movie shows something thats the other side of what we’ve been getting used to see; such as this case of this film about a journalist trying to make his way up by “fixing” an interview from a victim of human trafficking. We are so getting used of being fed a documentary about touchy subject and rated it “engaging” “a masterpiece” etc without even thinking “are they okay with this being filmed/published?” and this film trying to delve into that side of perspective.

  • The Home and the World

    The Home and the World

    ★★★½

    Can you believe that this is my first Ray. That’s it, I pop my Ray cherry.

  • Night Tide

    Night Tide

    ★★★★

    15 minutes into this film, I can’t help but wonder what if this film was actually what drives Jordan Peele to became a filmmaker, since both his films to-date brings lots of similarities to this one (gf that sounds like a trouble? Checked. Set majorly in funfair? Checked). Loves the ambiguous ending.

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    By the time we arrived at the scene where Saoirse and Timothee first dancing with each other, we know that this is Greta Gerwig’s film first, movie adaptation of that-book-your-grandma-loves second.

  • A Sun

    A Sun

    ★★★★½

    Found this film in Netflix and never heard of it even once before. A family saga fueled by tragedy(es) that will wrench your heart. Think of it as Bong Joon-ho’s “FATHER”. (and coincidentally today is a Chinese New Year so it’d be a great film to watch to celebrate it!)

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    Watched this and the person beside me in the theatre was a woman watching it alone and she can’t stop sobbing all the time and it made me realize that this wasn’t a war movie after all. 

    Really, didn’t expect this one to be THIS GOOD (considering the generic title and trailer). What I thought to be just another war movie turns out to be a case of “what if, instead of EA it was Naughty Dog that decided to make a war movie?”.

  • Posesif

    Posesif

    ★★★

    First film watched in 2020.