SUSPIRIA (2018)

The good thing about Guadagnino’s remake, it has more substance and plot which were lacking from Argento’s version. Great camera works, beautifully choreographed dancing sequences, much more complex story, I would say this is a decent remake that complement the original. Unfortunately though, Thom Yorke’s music isn’t as memorable as Goblin’s. But I guess it…

THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017)

Really did not expect the historical accuracy in this one. Thought it’s a silly satirical comedy like Mel Brooks’ movies. It’s not even in the same tone. It’s darker in parts more than the trailer lets on. It was funny as expected, though. But so. very. dark. particularly towards the end.

EIGHTH GRADE (2018)

This movie is so relevant and realistic it makes me not missing my teenhood (specially middle school). The emotional scene between Kayla and her dad having heart-to-heart talk reminds me of Michael Stuhlbarg monolog in Call Me By Your Name. But the difference is, I find the CMBYN monolog too perfectly written. It makes a…

WIDOWS (2018)

Plenty of awesome stuff in WIDOWS. Brilliant camera works, strong performances, intense scoring, and so many social commentary in one film from prejudice, police brutality, political corruption, America’s love for guns, gender bias, to female empowerment. Elizabeth Debicki is such an under-appreciated actress. Daniel Kaluuya can pull off a damn good villain. Just a heads…

AQUAMAN (2018)

AQUAMAN is so vibrant it makes me forgot I was actually watching a DC movie. It’s┬átacky at times but it’s a bubbly spectacle considering how murky DC has been. From the opening to mid I thought it was good-ish, but I gotta admit the last act was real bonkers. Jason Momoa screen presence in the…

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017)

Truly adore Blade Runner 2049 so much more than Blade Runner (1982). I was never engaged with the first Blade Runner, just solely admiring the visual and production design. But this time, I was fully engaged for the whole slow-burning-almost-3-hour movie. I found the story a lot easier to follow and compherend than first one….

IT (2017)

I don’t read the book, but I’m a huge fan of the 1990 adaptation and I can say this 2017 version is awesomely unsettling. Different kind of unsettling unlike when you watch supernatural horror with jump scares such as Conjuring/Insidious, this one is seeing your worst nightmares literally come to life. What I like most…