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  • Green Lantern: First Flight

    Green Lantern: First Flight

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Making a shitty film out of a very misunderstood IP in the comics pantheon AND holding Sinestro back are two of the many sins DC has ever committed under Warner Bros.

    It's BAFFLING that anyone barely talks about this underrated gem!

    P/S: It's straight up Goku vs. Frieza on Namek up in this film's third act! Uncalled for, but totally not disappointed!

  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

    ★★★★½

    So... this is where it all began. This is how Ari Aster bonked his head so hard, he made two equally bonkers of cinematic experiences years later!

    It was a good call by my brother to ask me to close my eyes at the very beginning of the short when I watched this on YouTube, or else the mystique would be completely gone and I would expect something this messed up to be cooked up by a force to be…

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  • Crossroads: One Two Jaga

    Crossroads: One Two Jaga

    ★★★★★

    It's the local gritty cop drama Malaysia has been waiting for! The build up, the acting, the way it gracefully tackle heavy issues such as police corruption and illegal immigration, the soundtrack, the cinematography, the colour grading, the editing! You don't see this kind of movie come around in Malaysia in recent years!

    Those singing praises by international critiques should NOT be taken with a grain of salt; EAT the damn salt and get a dose of reality not many…

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★★★

    I have to agree with my circle of friends: this movie definitely filled the void of no MCU films as the most intense gut-wrenching courtroom drama I've ever seen in my life since 12 Angry Men that might as well be a superhero movie in its own right!

    And this is a smart movie that I think is surprisingly layman friendly, despite its deeply American-rooted historical context and nuanced dialogues sung by its talented ensemble that only The Social Network