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Dir: Jia Zhangke Country: China Year: 2000 Industri film di Cina Daratan telah ada semenjak zaman film bisu, dengan bakat seperti Ruan Ling-yu yang banyak membintangi film-film melodrama yang banyak dipengaruhi oleh film-film Hollywood. Namun industri perfilman mereka lebih mudah dan lazim diasosiasikan dengan film kung-fu atau martial arts. Kesuksesan Zhang Yimou dengan Raise the […]


Dir: John Cassavetes Country: USA Year: 1974 Ketika berbicara tentang apa itu film Indie atau Independent asal Amerika Serikat, kebanyakan orang akan berfikir tentang Quentin Tarantino dengan Reservoir Dogs dan Pulp Fiction, karena film tersebut mempunyai dialog-dialog keren dan alur narasi yang tidak lazim, atau Little Miss Sunshine karena film tersebut dibuat dengan budget yang […]


I love Kala but I wonder why Joko Anwar adapted Sekar Ayu Asmara’s novel, because Pintu Terlarang basicly is the same movie with Sekar Ayu Asmara’s Soul Mate (whose novel was adapted for this movie). Only I like Pintu Terlarang more because of the deft cinematography, editing, and of course the visual is like a […]


What I mostly hate from Indonesian movies are where every character sounds articulative or smart enough to express their feelings. No matter what their flaws, the main characters are almost always appealing in some way, or even try to appeal us. And if they are lonely, their alienation is grand and alluring. Ravi Bharwani and […]