A Man in a Man’s World

In Hollywood, many films and discussions have talked about the hardship of being a woman in a man’s world—indeed, still a relevant topic to this day, because no matter how times have changed, women still have to work extra hard to prove themselves, especially in a predominantly male environment. But is it true that women

A Festive Ending

The year 2016 has been, well, interesting – to put it mildly. But no matter which end of the “interesting” spectrum you are standing on – the good or the bad one – you can always turn to the movies to close the year on a happy note. So, here are some of the movie

A Tech Savvy Year Ahead

Technology has certainly changed the way we see films or TV shows nowadays. It is indeed an exciting era. However, technology also makes for some truly fascinating stories on screen, as recent gems have shown, like Ex Machina, Eye in the Sky, or even Snowden; not to mention the classics, like 2001: A Space Odyssey,

The Mighty Olympians

Sports film has become such a big genre that it might have just spawned a sub-genre of its own: Olympics movies. With the whole world all psyched about the Rio Olympic Games, let’s take a look at some films about Olympians – past, present, and future. This is by no means a “best of” list,

Let the Scene Take You There

Some films come with something that hits the wanderlust button in audiences, whether with their engaging stories or beautiful shots – and in doing so, helped turn the locations depicted in the films into instantly hot tourist destinations. Many international productions have done this, but the Indonesian cinema also has several films that have proudly

Entree For Entries

A month into the fall movie season, with filmgoers still burping from the fatty, junk food-like aftertaste of summer blockbusters, we are witnessing the emergence of “serious” films that might go on to gain buzz and momentum for an Oscar nod, making them early contenders – an entrée, if you will – for the awards

Cinematic Treat for The Family

You thought you did everything right. Everything is prepared for a family movie day out with your kids. You have picked a showtime at exactly that time of day when your kids have taken their naps, so they won’t get cranky. You have packed up their favourite snacks so they’ll be docile and well-fed. You have

The Second Coming

June is a rather peculiar month this year as it sees a roster of sequels – specifically, second installments – trying their luck at the box office. Some are quite timely, some are as late as 20 years. Some are highly anticipated, some would be lucky if audiences still even remember the original film. But

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