Fidhia has written 4 reviews for films during 2023.

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin


    An allegory of Irish Civil War presents in a microscopic scale story between two friends who live in insular island, the remote village where there's nothing people can do, only just sitting and waiting for death— the setting itself might be another allusion how Irish people reflected their living experiences at time being a part of British Commonwealth.

    The tale of Pádraic and Colm friendship is fecking tragic. Colm wants to cut Pàdraic off from his life, and the dull…

  • Autobiography



    Autobiography adalah cerminan diri atas penyalahgunaan kekuasaan. Relasi kuasa sejatinya tidak pernah mendominasi satu arah,
    melainkan mengalir dalam siklus tak terputus. Kita yang saat ini lebih paham dengan kondisi sosial, lebih berkendak dalam menentukan pilihan, bersuara sekaligus mencaci, tidak pernah benar-benar bebas, masih mewarisi otoritarianisme dan nepotisme Orde Baru. Relasi kuasa bekerja bagai refleksi. Pada satu waktu, kita adalah korban. Pada lain waktu, tiba kitalah yang menyalahi kuasa. Ini mekanisme bertahan hidup sederhana, mengikuti permainan lawan, sedikit mengecoh, lalu memulai…

  • Aftersun



    A great movie is always one that’s aware to be fixated on its own story, moves along at its own pace not busy to impress the viewers by telling us what emotions we should feel.

    Aftersun recounts realistically the process of recalling childhood memories that appear to be incomplete. This one is not a flashback movie where the character finds out there is a missing link in the past and discovers the fragments completing the whole puzzle that has haunted…

  • TÁR



    TAR is richer than cancel culture context that has been associated acutely with this movie. The theme strongly evolves around elitism and power abuse from an accomplished conductor who shields herself with a rigorous fortress of arrogance. Cate Blanchett's performance is wholesomely gritty, showcasing a dominant physicality insinuated with austere yet mercurial internal characterization. Todd Field narrates and orchestrates the story with ethereal moves and chilling vigor underpinning it. Through that approach, he trusts the audience so much by taking…