• All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    ★★★★½

    ‘All the President’s Men’ delineates the revelation of mystery, politics and cover up of The Watergate scandal; one of most headlined political scandals in USA, leading to the resignation of president Richard Nixon and indictment of 69 people (among them, many were top Nixon administration officials). The movie primarily focuses on two journalists from The Washington Post—Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein—and their arduous efforts to get to the depth of this whole scandal. With their anonymous sources and conductance of…

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    ★★★★½

    A political surge is sweeping the Indonesian floors with crime and murders and Joshua Oppenheimer and his crew interview the gangsters for an in-depth view of the war-stricken situation of the place.
    Politically divergent, the ruthless kingpins are aware of the communist interventions and will kill by any means possible to eliminate them.
    The title suffices the core content of the film as a film within a film is exploring the raw brutality and unfiltered ways of killing a person…

  • Angel's Egg

    Angel's Egg

    ★★★★½

    "Suffering Is Good!" The Priest proclaimed. "Submit yourself to him and he will embrace you. Suffering is your path. The divine and the human meet here, and all your pain will be lost with a tear under the light. Suffering, Is Good."

    Angel's Egg, although my first of Oshii, seems to me, as his most personal work. Prior to the production of the film, he lost his faith in Christianity. I don't know if this means that he lost his…

  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz

    ★★★★½

    As exhilarating as it is absurdly vainglorious, All That Jazz stays upbeat, funny, and energetic as hell throughout - things keep happening throughout the film (and Joe Gideon's life), but overall it conveys a certain melancholy that no amount of musical or dance sequences can fill. Many films have dealt with depression and addiction but very few have weaved the two of them together to deliver an all-encompassing commentary on (as cliche as it may sound) the human condition. You…