Not the sharpest Malaysian satire that I've seen, but it's still a fun flick. It doesn't try to be subtle at all, and in part, that's what makes it fun.
5 minutes in, and I instantly knew I'm going to love this. And I did. It's insanely beautiful and full, despite its minimal approach. The parallel between the Russia-Ukraine war and the constant battles that the characters are in—whether it is against their loneliness, addiction, or economic struggles—is beautifully done. The deadpan delivery and the music are fun, and the film has such a charming outlook on a collapsing life and a confused world. It never loses its hope.
“Kita wujud sebab orang nampak kita, kalau kita duduk sorang-sorang, kita tak wujud”
Nik Amir's Imaginur is short but sweet, complicated yet effective. Seeing a local film play around with unfamiliar concepts (for a local film) while attempting to blend reality with fantasy without overdoing anything is quite an experience for me. Through its complex presentation, the film manages to genuinely value the very things that make us human. It's nice to see where the film draws its inspiration from,…
Damien Chazelle's Babylon showcases the many sides of Hollywood, the dark and bright sides of it as well as the magical and the hellish parts of it. Hollywood does not promise fame and stardom without struggles, tears, and sweat, and Chazelle really delivers the shit out of this. It manages to transport me into ancient Hollywood through its rapid story beats, stellar ensemble cast, beautifully written characters, immersive production design, and flashy camerawork. It almost seems like an attempt to…