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The Platform – Review

The Platform‘s achievement as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for Midnight Madness or the most popular film at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival seems to be enough reason to watch and not miss this film.

The debut film by the Spanish director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia carries the theme of social inequality through portraits of fictional stories in a prison that is packaged with quite interesting. Top Movie Site

Prison style like this tower is not only filled by criminals, but also those who volunteer to achieve one wish. Every occupant in the prison is also permitted to bring anything but only one, whether in the form of sharp weapons or pets.

Fried entered the prison voluntarily in exchange for a diploma after he was released. When he first entered, he chose only to bring the supplies of Don Quijote’s book and placed in cell no. 48, which also indicates the level of the room. He was placed with Trimagasi who was there on charges of murder.

This prison feeds its inhabitants once every 24 hours and is sent via a platform that moves from top to bottom through large holes in the floor and ceiling. Those who live in the top room, have the ability to take more food portions and in good condition.

Meanwhile, the lower the prisoner is, the less food left by the people above. They only consume the leftovers from the top chamber and have to endure hunger if there is not a single piece of food left. The room will be very hot or cold if they try to hoard food after the platform leaves their level. Best Movie

Every month, the residents will be moved to another level randomly. If lucky, they can occupy the top level. While bad luck, they can occupy the lowest level.

Simply put, The Platform takes a picture of social inequality, as those who are under struggle struggle to survive from hunger to become ‘savage’. While those at the top wallow all the ‘luxury’ is filled with greed and greed.

On the one hand, this story also tries to talk about the depravity of a system until the emergence of a resistance movement. The wheel of human life becomes a special theme about how they deal with situations when they are at the top or the bottom.

Broadly speaking, the director packs this story with an interesting concept. The horror-thriller genre that was carried by Gaztelu-Urrutia was quite successful in making the emotional intensity of the audience dissolve. Movie Review

Unfortunately there are some details of the story that are not told clearly, especially about the figure behind the zero level who prepared food and the basic level of occupants. Not only that, the story, The Platform is made openly and submit interpretations to each audience. So, it could be the impression of this film will be very different between each individual.

For the record, this film contains sadistic content, violence, and adult scenes. In addition, it is better if this film is not watched while eating. After knowing the review of The Platform, this film can be watched streaming on Netflix.

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Walking Dead Tomate – Synopsis

Horror genre film, which is based on the culture of the Toraja people, “Walking Dead” Tomate. The film by Toraja filmmaker, Ekadi Katili Pongliku, was produced by Cinekadi Picture worked since December 2017. Top Movie Site

Most of the film’s cast are sons and daughters of Toraja. Even the main characters in this film are dominated by Torajans. The following is a brief synopsis of the film inspired by the story of the walking corpse, rambu solo, ma’nene..

Yuna’s report (Yulinar Arief) to Toraja should be the best coverage, because the results will be included in a photography competition abroad. While doing coverage in Toraja, Yuna invited Dewa (Iqbal Perdana) his best friend and Andy (Aga dewantara), a student majoring in culture from a university in Makassar.

In Toraja they are accompanied by a local guide, Kinaya (Donna Maliwa) who knows the ins and outs of Toraja culture. They attended several cultural events, such as Rambu Solo ’and Ma’nene. During the body dressing (Ma’nene) event, Dewa found the body’s necklace. Encouraged by economic problems and his mother who was hospitalized requires a large fee, Dewa tempted to take a necklace belonging to the late Grandma Limbong Bulaan (Deby Astuti).

After their return to the hotel, Dewa began to be haunted by something. Event after event experienced, until the god was found unconscious, even the body parts of the god began to blister like a corpse. Clara (Fifit Yani), the head of the coverage project, suggested returning to Toraja and returning the necklace and asking for help from “smart people” Om Sarungu, played by Frans Pongsamma.
In conditions that are getting worse can the gods survive from his actions? Best Movie

If you’re curious, maybe you should be patient, okay? Although the plan is to launch on April 16, 2020, but considering that COVID-19 is currently outbreaked, it is likely to be delayed. The film itself has been worked on starting in December 2017. So it’s been a long time. Proving that the director is really serious about working on horror films with this local wisdom.

Later you can see the culture of the Toraja people too. For example Toraja culture that respects the spirits of deceased ancestors, and culture of mutual respect between humans while still alive in the world. So it’s not necessarily a movie that makes the hair crawl, but Walking Dead Tomate also teaches some positive things to the audience.

In addition, in this film also tells about the phenomenon of theft of goods from people who have died. And indeed this is still happening today. So it’s not just bragging. Movie Review

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Extraction (Netflix) – Review

Extraction is the latest Netflix Originals film released April 24 yesterday. Extraction is Sam Hargrave’s debut film as a director. This film was written and produced by Russo Brothers. Top Movie Site

The film tells the story of a mercenary named Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) who is brave and cold-hearted but kind. Tyler is on a mission to save a child from the leader of the biggest drug cartel in India, Manhajan. Manhajan’s son, Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), was kidnapped by his rival cartel in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The rescue mission went according to plan and became very difficult because Amir Asif (Priyanshu Painyuli) – the leader of the kingpin – was very influential in Dhaka, where Ovi was kidnapped.

As his first debut film, Hargrave managed to make a fairly epic action film. Extraction like action films in general which has a very simple premise with linear flow. However, the action scenes in this film are amazing, with some one-long-shot sequences that feel real. This long action scene is at least a dozen minutes long.

Extraction
Extraction

The intensity of the fight in the film Extraction is quite tight and makes the audience tense. The camera moves dynamically when the scene of a car chase, moving from one object to another. Even the camera was seen jumping when Tyler jumped from building to building. Best Movie

Unfortunately the plot in this film is very ordinary. Even the audience did not know for sure what the main motive of Amir Asif was to kidnap Manhajan’s son, because there was a scene where the kidnapper asked Manhajan to ransom his son’s release. In addition there are some CGI that looks rather annoying. The background story of each character is also shown very briefly and seems to jump up and down.

It seems that the quality of the story is not the main target in this film, but Extraction is worth watching as entertainment for action movie lovers. You could say Extraction is one of the best action films earlier this year. Movie Review

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What Did Jack Do ? Netflix – Review

David Lynch celebrated his birthday on January 20, 2020 with the release of a short film titled “What Did Jack Do?“. The film with a duration of 15 minutes has a thick noir nuance with criminal themes and black and white visuals in the style of old films. “What Did Jack Do?” tells the story of a detective, played by David Lynch, who is interrogating a monkey named Jack. As the title suggests, this short film will lead us to the answers; what does Jack do? Is he responsible for the murder case being investigated by the detective? Top Movie Site

Throughout the film, Best Movie Jack and the detective do a ‘conversation’ on a train, while Jack waits for the coffee he has ordered. There aren’t many players in this film either; detective, a monkey, a servant, and a chicken. Yup, we will see a real monkey and chicken playing in this film. With the help of editing on Jack’s mouth, we will see the monkey clash with David Lynch acting. Even though the mouth is clearly edited, we can still see the monkey’s natural and surprisingly accurate expression with every word spoken. David also chose to use simple close-up shooting techniques. The frame only changes focus on each character that is speaking from beginning to end.

What Did Jack Do ?
What Did Jack Do ?

One of the big attractions in the short film “What Did Jack Do?” is the uniqueness and validity that is presented by David in a raw and straightforward manner. As spectators, we will not be explained why suddenly there is a detective interrogating a monkey.

However, it did not take long until we felt it was perfectly natural. It is like watching “Zootopia” noir version which was born from the imagination of David Lynch who likes making crime-themed films. We will be made to laugh with natural dialogue which for us may be funny, but it is delivered in a serious style by Jack and the detective. The humor material in this film will be very entertaining, especially for viewers who like satire humor. Movie Review

“What Did Jack Do?” it was not over-promoted by David Lynch. We can see that this work is a medium for the director to have fun on his birthday, by realizing one of his absurd daydreams about detectives who interrogate a monkey.

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The Secret Garden – Review

The film is based on a novel of the same name, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This film tells the story of a 10-year-old young girl, Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly), who suddenly had to be orphaned because of an earthquake in India. Mary was returned to England to be cared for by her uncle in a large house. Mary was picked up by her curt and stodgy uncle’s butler, Mrs. Medlock (Maggie Smith). There were about 100 rooms in the dark, large house — according to Mrs.’s explanation. Medlock While his uncle, Lord Archibald Craven (John Lynch), who is still mourning the death of his wife — his mother’s twin sister Mary, always travels (almost never at home). The house, besides being dark, is also full of mystery. Mary often heard faint cry, but Mrs. Medlock and the servant always try to hide. Top Movie Site

All Mary could do was explore the big house, room by room. Mary found a secret path to her aunt’s room, and in that room Mary found a key to the secret garden. Together with Dickon (Andrew Knott), the boy who lives around, Mary explores the secret garden of her late aunt who should have been locked tightly by her uncle. The two boys re-planted the arid secret garden — reviving the park. Through Dickon Mary discovered that her aunt died of childbirth. His son still lives somewhere at home and is unable to walk. Nobody has ever seen his son.

One night, when Mary investigates the origin of the cry, Mary meets a boy named Colin (Heydon Prowse). Colin, who is the same age as Mary and turns out to be his cousin, spent all his life in bed accompanied by sadness and deep depression. Mary intends to free Colin from his gloomy life. Mary, insisting on trying, made Colin see his mother’s garden.

The Secret Garden’s story is fairly simple. But Agnieszka Holland, the director known for his work Europa Europa and Bittere Ernte, was very successful in exploring the meaning in this story. Two things that Agnieszka Holland did that made this film interesting were: beautiful visualization and super appearance of the players (including kids players who are the main key). Best Movie

The two main players in the film’s children, Kate Maberly as Mary Lennox and Heydon Prowse as Colin Craven, are the main keys to the enjoyment of this film. Agnieszka Holland did not make both of them play their characters with emotions and expressions as excited as possible, but Agnieszka Hollan made the children’s players in this film act like children, with levels of emotion and expressions the size of children. Heydon Prowse’s performance as Colin Craven is the performance I enjoy the most here. Senior actor Maggie Smith also complements.

The visualization given also spoil, not just spoil but also able to represent the message behind this film. The Secret Garden is a film about the collapse of a family and slowly recovering. This is metaphorized by the secret garden owned by aunt Mary who was originally arid but slowly replanted until fertile. The park is what makes young master Colin Craven again find the spirit of life. And more than that, the park also made Mary find her life spirit again.

Overall, The Secret Garden is an example of children’s films that are charming, harmonious, smart, and still capable of content and meaning. Children who are too young may need adult guidance to explain the meaning behind this film. And for adult audiences, the metaphor behind the story remains interesting to enjoy. Movie Review

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I Still Believe – Review

Based on the true story of a spiritual music star Jeremy Camp, the film I Still Believe presents a story about the journey of love, loss and hope that emotionally inspires many people. The genre of romantic drama, the film directed by Erwin Brothers managed to make me drift in the atmosphere to shed a little tear during the screening. However, what is the plot like starring two young actress KJ Apa and Britt Robertson in this film? Here’s the full review! Top Movie Site

To understand more about the meaning of Christianity, Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) decided to continue his studies at California’s Calvary Chapel Bible College. On his first day, he met a spiritual singer, Jean-Luc (Nathan Dean) who eventually became his career guide in singing and writing songs. During his worship service, Jeremy experiences his name falling in love at first sight with a beautiful girl named Melissa (Britt Robertson) who eventually becomes his wife.

I Still Believe
I Still Believe

However, problems began when Melissa was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer that had spread to all parts of her body. Because of the prayers and faith of people around, Melissa had experienced a miracle that her cancer had been lifted. However, after his honeymoon with Jeremy ended, the cancer reappeared until finally Melissa died. At that moment, Jeremy’s heart felt broken, hurt, and lost. When he read the letter written by Melissa, Jeremy got up again and he believed that even in the worst situation there was hope that would encourage him to make a song called ‘I Still Believe’.

The story of I Still Believe comes from a true story that was experienced by a gospel singer, of course it is not surprising that this film includes religious elements in the story. To further maximize its religious elements, Lionsgate entrusted Erwin Brothers to work on this film. For information, the duo of Erwin Brothers’ siblings is indeed known as a film director with a religious theme. Best Movie

In addition to presenting the love story between Jeremy and Melissa, this film will also show how the couple’s faith in God when experiencing trials. That is why, this film presents a sweet and innocent love story, while still paying attention to the limits set by religion.

Not only enjoying the love story of Jeremy and Melissa, which is full of twists and turns, the audience can also learn lessons about faith in this film. Therefore, this film can actually be enjoyed by anyone because it has a message that is deep enough, especially about being loyal to your partner even in the most difficult times and about surrender to God.

Maybe this film I Still Believe does have a light and simple storyline, but the message and meaning of a hidden true story from a spiritual singer Jeremy Cramp can inspire and bless many people. In this film many teach that every human being must have had problems both small and large though. However, crossing from your different backgrounds and religions, in every problem faced there must be hope for people who always believe. In addition, although God allows a problem to occur in your life, but believe that it has a better purpose.

Overall, in my opinion this film is enough to make my heart touched and become more aware of the existence of a hope behind the problem. I hope that this film will also inspire many others who watch it. Movie Review

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Doraemon : Nobita’s Chronicle of The Moon Exploration – Review

Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of The Moon Exploration is actually not the first film in which Doraemon and his colleagues explore space, because in the series of Nobita and the Space Heroes released in 2015, Doraemon has invited us all to adventure into space. However, when compared to the latest series this time, the series clearly loses in terms of action and storyline that is more affordable for children. Top Movie Site

This film tells about Nobita who saw that the Moon suddenly turned yellow and cast a white shadow. Doraemon then uses a tool called the History Explorers Club Badge, and discovers that there is a mysterious girl who lives on the farthest side of the Moon. At school, Nobita then told this to his friends, but what happened was he was laughed at by his classmates. At the same time, their teacher introduced a mysterious new student named Luka. Apparently, only Luka was the one who believed the Nobita story earlier. Nobita then plans to invite Luka to come with him to the Moon. Unexpectedly, their exploration of the Moon was prevented by Diabolo and his men who wanted the power of Luka and his family. Movie Review

Doraemon : Nobita's Chronicle of The Moon Exploration
Doraemon : Nobita’s Chronicle of The Moon Exploration


Like the previous films, in this series the filmmaking team remains consistent in creating a new world to amaze children to adults even through imagination in creating creatures such as the moon rabbit colony to the Kaguya mythology. Yes, like the adventure films of Nobita and Doraemon Previously, the Chronicle of the Moon Exploration did both present the excitement of our beloved gangs in exploring the wonders that are now marveled through aliens originating from the Moon. The animation presented looks simple but still typical of Doraemon, so we who have been fans for years will still fall in love. A light family watching and will certainly change the mood of your friends watching when watching it.

The decision to prefer the original story in the 39th film of the Fujiko F. Fujio comic franchise is worthy of a thumbs up. The tension of the story is thick with friendship like Doraemon series in general still dominates and is more pronounced though not as strong as Doraemon: Great Adventure in The Antarctic Kachi Kochi for example, which is able to make the audience shed tears. The story in this series is simpler, and the action is not too extreme, making it more suitable to be watched by all family members.

Indeed, this film wants to give a picture to humans not to damage the environment because we ourselves will bear the consequences later. Also described that humans will crave a comfortable environment even though they have used power to exploit it. There is also a need for a rebellion to restore power to the right path.

Overall, Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration is Doraemon’s adventures and friends in outer space who are tense, action-packed, laughing and able to convey moral messages to children very well. This film is also suitable to be watched with children while explaining to them that the good done together will bring extraordinary benefits as well. Best Movie

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Morbius The Living Vampire – Review

After Sony Picture had announced the Spiderman spinoff for the development of Spider-Verse stories through the film Venom, now Sony Picture is once again stealing the attention of fans by bringing back characters who will fill Sony’s SpiderVerse slots. Yes, the character is Morbius The Living Vampire. Here are some reviews related to Morbius The Living Vampire.

Dr. Michael Morbius was a biochemist who won a Nobel prize as his dedication. Morbius suffered from a blood scarcity disease. Not wanting to make his fiancé, Martine Bancroft, worried, he began to conduct a series of experiments for and to treat his illness. Top Movie Site

With the help of his coworker, Emil Nikos, they used vampire bats and an electric shock system as experimental material.

However, this experiment failed and surprisingly Dr. Michael Morbius turned physically into a vampire. At that moment, his bloodthirsty desire peaked and made Emil Nikos the first victim of Morbius.

Morbius was involved in a battle with Spiderman. But their battle was interrupted by the presence of Dr. Curtis Connor, who turned into Lizard. Morbius managed to escape, but had a chance to bite Connor and accidentally returned the Lizard to its human condition. On the other hand, Peter Parker also suffered from a condition which caused him to obtain an additional arm. This made Dr. Connor and Spiderman realize that the blood from Morbius could restore their condition. They finally worked together and tracked down Morbius’s whereabouts. Finally Morbius got into a fight again with Spiderman and Lizard. Eventually, they obtained Morbius blood extraction, causing Lizard to return to his human body and Peter Parker to lose his extra arm. Best Movie

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Morbius is not a true vampire. The condition he experienced was a result of a trial error not because of something mystical.

As Morbius The Living Vampire, the power he possesses is a manifestation of several vampire powers in general, including:

Morbius is able to regenerate rapid healing (Healing factor) on the injuries it receives such as shots or scratches. However, this healing factor cannot regenerate organs. Movie Review

Morbius is able to make its prey a vampire if bitten by it. He is also able to control every vampire he makes.

Morbius has strength, agility, reflexes and speed far above humans in general. In addition, the sense of sight and smell are also very sharp. As a vampire creature,

Morbius also has fangs and sharp nails that he uses when fighting or tearing his prey.

Morbius was able to hypnotize his enemy through gaze. In fact he was able to fully control the enemy he was hypnotic.

Morbius is immune to religious artifacts such as crosses, silver objects, and does not burn when exposed to direct sunlight. However, Morbius must always drink fresh blood to restore his physical and mental stamina. If not, he will be weak and lose control. In addition, although he does not directly burn with sunlight, but his eyes and skin are sensitive if exposed to sunlight for too long.

Jared Leto aka Joker lined up to portray the character of Morbius The Living Vampire. This has also been confirmed directly by Jared through his Twitter account. The selection of the Joker to portray the character of Morbius received positive responses from the fans.

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Promising Young Woman – Review

Cassie or Cassandra Thomas (Carey Mulligan) is a potential young woman, but mysterious and tragic events suddenly destroy her future. Now she is a child who dropped out of medical school. Shee lives at home with her anxious parents, and works on a coffee ship with a boss who is very caring and considerate.Top Movie Site

But her life is not what it looks like because she lives a double life, a trauma and a secret at night. When she was looking for a way to get revenge on those who got in the way of her life, an unexpected meeting had given her the opportunity to correct mistakes that had occurred in the past.

Emerald Director Fennell has crafted a narrative full of surprises, but rooted in the painful realism that too many women face in similar situations. Cassie is a crusader, but not an action hero. Her only superpower is her audacity, putting hundreds of men on the path to rightness through the shock value of her behavior.

Fennell draws upon her background as a horror novelist to present an entirely unique take on the revenge genre. Vengeance and justice constantly flirt with each other as Cassie tries to make up for the past. Promising Young Woman is often quite humorous, but never self-indulgent.

Mulligan fully immerses herself in Cassie, constantly challenging the audience to rethink their perceptions of the character. She’s broken yet driven, caught between her past trauma and the idea that someday she might be able to leave this all behind.Best Movie

Promising Young Woman
Promising Young Woman

Nice guy Ryan (Bo Burnham) serves as Cassie’s strongest contrast. A former med school classmate, Ryan draws out a side of her that previously lay dormant, much to the dismay of her parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Clancy Brown). As too many women know, moving on is tough when justice remains elusive.

As the showrunner for the second season of Killing Eve, Fennell displayed a knack for throwing expectations out the window. Promising Young Woman is full of twists and turns that flip the narrative on its feet, the kind of film that feels totally different the second time around. The story is largely driven by Cassie’s lingering guilt toward the fate of her friend Nina, a med school friend who saw her potential destroyed by nice guys and a world that couldn’t be bothered to care.

For better or for worse, Cassie cares. Mulligan gives such a nuanced performance that the audience can’t help but root for her character, even if it’s clear that she’s on an unhealthy path. Fennell structures the film in a way that explains her story without necessarily endorsing it. The cost of justice can often carry too heavy a price to pay. Movie Review

Music plays a large role in the film. Promising Young Woman draws upon the Spice Girls, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears to anchor its pivotal moments, party girls providing an epitaph for the morning after. The pop soundtrack is oddly empowering, tunes to dance your worries away, even if the pain remains when the beat stops bumping.

Promising Young Woman is a painfully honest commentary on the shortcomings of the #MeToo era. The world may feel different, but too many women carry burdens of trauma that the American justice system isn’t equipped to address. There aren’t easy answers, even for a girl like Cassie, who carefully plots each step. Games Online dan Offline

Vengeance can be all-consuming, tearing away a soul desperate to heal. Closure is an elusive concept that can’t be painted by numbers. Cassie is such a delightfully compelling character, a feminist icon desperately needed in this day and age. Promising Young Woman is a marvelous, haunting film.

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Queen & Slim – Review

The lawyer Queen who ate with Slim at an Ohio restaurant. Slim deliver Queen after that, his failure to use turn signal that attracts attention the police who pulled them both made Slim get out of the car. The officer is restless pulled his gun against Slim the moment he asked to hurry, Queen came out and tried to record this incident, he shot him, grazed his feet. Slim handled the officer before reaching for his weapon as well shoot him in the chest for self defense. Queen tells Slim, they are must run away or spend the rest of their lives in prison. They run out gasoline in Kentucky, the couple dropped off the truck for assistance. Driver Edgar turned out to be a sheriff in Kentucky. Edgar decided to give both of them a ride to the local gas station. Top Movie Site

At the gas station, Edgar gets a radio notification about the death Ohio police officers and identified Queen and Slim as the suspects. They held Edgar at gunpoint and stole his truck, trapping him deeply trunk of their damaged car. Slim and Queen travel to New Orleans goes to his Uncle Earl’s house for help.

Queen convinced Earl to help them because she helped him avoid jail for killing his mother. Slim suggested they run away to Cuba, and Earl told them when he was serving in Iraq, he saved Mr. Shepherd’s life will be able to help them get there from Miami. Slim and Queen took one of the Earl cars to Florida. They continued travel, the couple’s car broke down.

They took him to the garage where the mechanical son, Junior explained his admiration for them. Elsewhere, at protests in favor of Slim and Queen, Junior pulls a gun towards the officer and spontaneously kills him and then killed. Slim and Queen head for the Shepherds house when the neighbors recognize them, the SWAT team shows up, and the Shepherd has Slim and Queen hiding in the crawl room under the bed.

They went to get a spare car from the garage. They reach out man who takes them to a friend by plane that can carry they go. He directed towards the runway, but as they both walked to airplane, police forces corner them. The police shot the Queen in the chest kill him. Slim took his body and brought it to the police. Them too shoot Slim. Best Movie

News of their tragic end was published and real names the couple announced. Hundreds of civilians attended their funeral, see them as martyrs and also heroes. Next little children paint Queen and Slim on the wall in their surroundings based on that photo Junior took from them.

One way that this film subverts expectation derives from the two central characters. Kaluuya and Turner-Smith have great chemistry and their reaction to the crisis feels organic and free of cliché. They’re a reflection of what normal people do in extraordinary situations.

Standing with the two leads, a myriad of supporting characters pop up throughout the film. Bokeem Woodbine provokes as Uncle Earl, whose questionable lifestyle provides some aid to the “black Bonnie & Clyde”. Elsewhere, the musician Flea and Chloë Sevigny appear as a sympathetic white couple, showcasing the film’s diversity and not just focusing on one ethnicity.

Community is a strong theme that forms an important crux in the film. Queen & Slim rely on a variety of people in their cross-country crusade to keep one step ahead of the law. In the process the black community propel the pair to icon status. Just as, brilliantly, we see how the pair don’t see themselves as heroes, the film also refrains from forcing an ideology upon the audience. Movie Review

With stunning cinematography Queen & Slim brings to life rural America as the couple visit many locales from quiet towns to sunny beaches. The film acts as a window for us to see into this world and given that the scenes are set in normal, everyday locations, the film itself becomes more relatable to the audience. The cinematography also emphasises the free-spirited nature of the protagonists. Games Online dan Offline

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Weathering With You – Review

“I want you more than blue sky. Let the weather go crazy. “Said Hodaka while floating in the sky with Hina in the film. Makoto Shinkai returned with a published work titled Weathering With You. Top Movie Site

A young boy from a remote village in Shikoku named Hodaka (Kotaro Daigo) who left home and decided to live in Tokyo. On his way, he met with Keisuke (Shun Oguri), a strange man on the ship who had saved him. Kei also offered to help Hodaka by giving a business card. Arriving in Tokyo, Hodaka faced difficulties that came and went on his journey. After sleeping in the streets a few times because there was no one else to contact.

Running out of money and confused about what to do, Hodaka decided to contact Keisuke. Hodaka was offered to work as a writer of Keisuke’s local magazine that discusses supernatural and strange things.

While in Tokyo, Hodaka was always followed by strange weather where the rain fell continuously. When writing a story, he hears the story of the weather controller, aka the sunshine girl. He tried to find the truth of an urban legend where there was a young girl who had the power to stop the rain and make the sky clear again. This search makes him meet with Hina Amano (Nana Mori), a girl who has extraordinary powers that can control the weather.

This time Makoto Shinkai presents the story of a teenager who ran away to a big city and a fantasy story of a girl who can control the weather. Eits, not just any fantasy because Makoto Shinkai always has a basis through Japanese myth.

Once upon a time in Japan, there were always sunshine girls in every region or country. In this film Tokyo is told to be hit by a rainy season that does not stop and the sun is very missed. In addition, Shinkai also slipped the history of the city of Tokyo which made the audience say “Ohhh ….”. Best Movie

Still with the characteristics of Shinkai, the visual in the film Weathering with You still feels soothing and neat. Especially for this film, you will see Tokyo’s city landscape, rain water and, amazing sky. For you lovers of cloudy skies, gurgling rain, then beautiful sunlight appears. Not to mention the animation of small fish in the form of water. Your eyes will really be spoiled with good visuals. The romance that was displayed was also a teenage child who was still so naive but exasperating and inviting laughter.

The characters also steal the attention, the figure of Hodaka who is filled with voice by Kotaro Daigo shows a rebel but innocent Japanese teen who likes to ask questions via Yahoo answer. His innocence is what makes the audience laugh, one of the questions is “what gift for an 18-year-old girl?”

Next Games Online dan Offline there was Hina who was voiced by Nana Mori. Despicable kind girl who has this power holds some mysteries. He has a younger brother named Nagi who is voiced by Sakura Kiryū, he really makes the audience laugh. Even though he is younger, his love experience defeated Hodaka. Movie Review

Then the characters Keisuke and Natsumi, who were voiced by Shun Oguri and Tsubasa Honda, were very entertaining. Kei helped Hodaka work in a magazine, and Natsumi was one of the magazine’s employees but was keen to find another job.

One more strength of this film is the direction of the music. Who else if not Radwimps. After successfully enlivening the film Your Name (2016), Radwimps is now hypnotizing again through the music and songs that fit in every scene. The scene that made the skin crawl, when Hodaka and Hina hovered in the sky with the song “Grand Escape” that was stomping slowly. Oh yeah don’t forget the song “Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?” and “Rain Again”, this song will thrill your heart.

In this film, Makoto Shinkai slipped a surprise. Do not want spoilers, but for those of you fans of previous films will know the answer. Weathering with You features a teenage romance that will thrill and invite laughter. Bombarded with a variety of beautiful visuals that spoil the eyes, the music directed by Radwimps also successfully hypnotized the audience. Fans of Makoto Shinkai’s work must watch the film. Games Online dan Offline

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Good Boys – Review

Good Boys tells three friends of Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and, Thor (Brady Noon). They sit in 6th grade and have the nickname the Bean Bag Boys gang. Max likes one of his classmates named Brixlee, Thor is obsessed with joining a popular gang, and Lucas just wants to play. Top Movie Site

One time Max was invited to a party at Soren’s house, a popular child in students. The party is not as usual, but kissing party alias playing spin the bottle. There Brixlee will be present and become Max’s chance. Unfortunately, Max doesn’t know how to kiss. Best Movie

Max is assisted by Thor, and Lucas is figuring out how to kiss. They had the idea to see his neighbor Hannah and her boyfriend who often kissed through Max’s father’s drone camera. Failing to see someone kissing, the drone was captured and confiscated by Hannah and Lily.

Frantically exposed to punishment from his father, Max looks for ways to retrieve the drone. Thor skillfully took Hannah’s bag which turned out to contain drugs. Finally Hannah and Lily have to deal with Max and the gang. Max, Lucas, and Thor must try to solve the problem and return home on time for a party they have been waiting for. Did they succeed? Movie Review

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It should be noted that this film Good Boys is specifically for viewers aged 17 years and over. The film Good Boys succeeded in making the audience laugh through the innocent acts of children, witty jokes, and their mischief. As the author of The Office series, Gene Stupnitsky successfully entertained through silly scenes and humorous scripts.

Gene Stupnitsky used the innocence of these boys to shake the stomach of the audience. Such as scenes when Max and his friends are looking for pornographic content on the internet. Those who are really innocent screamed hysterically while watching porn videos with corny and absurd stories.

Good Boys
Good Boys

Not to mention when they do not know the term adult, for example misogoni. When Max was threatened he would be spread as a misogynist, and he replied “I never massage people.” Not to mention the sex toys that are scattered in the film and misunderstood by these children its function. Anyway you will jump from the chair and laugh out loud.

For acting, of course our eyes are fixed on the most famous cast alias Jacob Tremblay. Because it is still a child, the innocence and curiosity that he displays clearly animates. Not only Jacob, the appearance of two of his colleagues Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon must be given a thumbs up, without them it would not be exciting.

Lucas cast, Keith L. Williams successfully stole the attention. Lucas’s character really broke the atmosphere, innocent and witty. He who often screams, cannot lie, and has a kind heart. Not to mention, when the Lucas scene with his parents. Just looking at his expression already wants to laugh.

Once again the film is for viewers who are 17 years and older because it contains harsh words, and discussion of drugs and alcohol. Although the three main players are aged 11-12, but still this comedy is not for children.

Even so the film Good Boys convey a warm message of friendship. Many of us have not communicated with childhood friends. Through this film we see that friendship grows, as we grow older, our paths are definitely different from those of friends. Although different goals but support each other.

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Little Monsters – Review

Altitude Films has released a new trailer for Little Monsters. Lupita Nyong’o starred in the film by playing a teacher trying to protect children from zombies and this new trailer proves that it will be far more difficult than it really is.

Lupita Nyong’o plays Miss Caroline, a cheerful kindergarten teacher. He took his students to the zoo and everything became tense when the zombies started eating the animals. The trailer, which is a Red Band trailer, then shows Nyongo trying to explain to children that zombies only play strange tagging before trying to get to safety. Teddy McGiggle, played by Josh Gad, is an alcoholic TV star who doesn’t seem to care if Miss Caroline and all the children eventually turn into zombies. The zombies in Little Monsters are the result of a failed military experiment. Games Online dan Offline

Nyong’o will be accompanied by one of the stars of Beauty and the Beast, Josh Gad and joined by an Australian actor, Alexander England. While the position of director and screenwriter is held by Abe Forsythe (Down Under).

This film tells about the adventures of Dave (England) who volunteered to keep the field trip of his nephew who was still in kindergarten. He did this to win the heart of one of their teachers named Miss Caroline (Nyong’o). However, this intention became even worse when Teddy McGiggle (Gad), who was his “competitor,” was present. What Dave didn’t take into account was that in the middle of the event a zombie attack occurred and he had to save the kindergarten students along with Miss Caroline.

Writer / director Abe Forsythe whips up a relatively plain zombie takeover, which is a big tell on the movie’s limited creativity. Yes, there is snarling, flesh-decaying post-humans who saunter around, and sometimes it makes for glyarly discharged straight out of “The Walking Dead.” But there’s little inspiration behind the zombies themselves, who don’t create any nervous stakes (even with kids in the mix), or get decapitated in snazzy ways. Nyong’o even has a sequence where she dives into a zombie battle, but the film cuts away from it, only showing her after, her dress and hair drastically restyled with blood and guts. It’s another example of “Little Monsters” skipping past even the smallest of the gratuitous genre delights — how could you ramp up Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’s going ballistic on the undead, and then not show us?

The zombie apocalypse of “Little Monsters” largely takes place during the day, a key detail in how the film yearns to balance a light heart with dark comedy. But Forsythe script doesn’t have the cleverness to make such a pop tone, instead of filling the time with easy, cringeworthy jokes, like often making Gad fall to the ground hard, or watching Dave bumble his way to accidental heroism. “Little Monsters” even has a stereotypical joke about Asian tourists taking pictures, and it would be more offensive if it didn’t seem like it was par for the film’s shallow course. I did laugh hard when a maniacal Gad aggressively cusses out the youngsters — one moment in which adult cruelty barrels through youthful innocence — but perhaps knowing how funny that beat is, and not being able to think of anything else, “Little Monsters” then repeats it over and over, the shock losing its luster.

“Little Monsters” is not for kids, and yet it wants to be cute as their singalongs, even just by its premise alone. More than with any usual comedy, your mileage will undoubtedly vary with “Little Monsters,” especially if you find kids (with their matching frog backpacks and little observations) unflappably endearing, or man-children instantly worth rooting for. But as someone who constantly struggles to have mindless fun with “Little Monsters” —its self-amusement is far more obvious than it is infectious.

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Mulan 2020 – Review

The film tells the story of a central figure named Mulan, a woman in China, played by beautiful actress Liu Yifei. Almost the same as the animated version, the main plot of the story is also still about the same problem with the cartoon version of Mulan. His country was attacked by the enemy, so the government asked the men of each family of citizens to step in and go to war. However, Mulan’s father as the only man in his family was old and it was no longer possible to go to the battlefield.

The obligation to defend his country, as well as Mulan’s love for his father, led him to disguise himself as a man in order to be able to participate in the battle to fight. The story becomes more exciting because he has to fight a female criminal named Xian Lang.

Xian Lang himself was an evil witch who collaborated with a villain named Bori Khan to take control of the Motherland that Mulan and his family lived in. At the end of the story, Mulan won the battle and brought her country to independence.

In addition to presenting many scenes of fighting and fighting full of flashes of swords and arrows that flew, the film Mulan also presents pictures of beautiful scenes of China in the past as well as the CGI effect in several scenes when Xian Lang showed his skill in playing witchcraft. Games Online dan Offline

Mulan 2020
Mulan 2020

The character of Li Shang did not exist in Mulan 2020. This caused a lot of controversy when this news surfaced. In the Mulan cartoon, Li Shang is described as a man who is able to make Mulan fall in love. So don’t be surprised if when you watch Mulan 2020 live action, Li Shang’s character doesn’t appear.

But certainly not Disney if the princess does not love someone. Disney did eliminate Li Shang, but Disney also added a new character named Chen Honghui. Chen Honghui in this film is a soldier. At first Chen did not like Mulan, even considered Mulan to be like a rival. But after learning the secret of Mulan’s identity which turned out to be a woman, Chen instead turned to like and fall in love with Mulan.

Before the film was released there was an appeal to boycott this film. This has nothing to do with Mulan, but because their main actress Liu Yifei expressed her support for the Hong Kong police on the Weibo Chinese social channel earlier this year which sparked controversy.

Hong Kong is experiencing a period of unrest triggered by a bill that will allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to China. Protests against the bill took place in the country, even though the bill was suspended for now. The protests grew into broader pro-democracy, anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong which resulted in clashes between police and protesters.

Mulan film spent a budget of 280 million US dollars. This value is certainly not a small number. With such a large budget, the audience might have guessed how the effect and power of the film will be displayed.

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Never Look Away – Review

Never Look Away is a German film with a historical drama. The story of this film is inspired by the life of Gerhard Richter, one of the most admired artists in the 20th century. Never Look Away was written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
The film stars famous actors and actresses Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, and Paula Beer. In addition, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Ina Weisse, Rainer Bock, Johanna Gastdorf, Jeanette Hain, and Hinnerk Schönemann also starred in this film.

Kurt Barnert visited the Entartete Kunst exhibition in Dresden with her aunt Elisabeth Kurt, enchanted girl with blue hair a sculpture by Eugen Hoffmann, Elisabeth. One time her aunt put to sleep by the Nazis because he was suspected of having schizophrenia. The doctor ordered forced sterilization to send it to his death is prof. Carl Seeband is director of the Dresden women’s clinic and member the height of the SS Medical corps. After the war, Seeband was captured by Russia and placed in a prison camp. There, he volunteered to help the Russian officer’s wife during birth is complicated and saves the life of the child.

Russian officers are grateful to Games Online dan Offline protect and free Seeband While Kurt Barnert studied painting at the Dresden Art School where he fell in love with Ellie. After sleeping with him, he ran away from the window and arrested by his mother who did not explain their activities to Ellie’s father what Kurt didn’t know was that Ellie was the daughter of the Nazi doctor in charge towards the murder of his aunt.

Kurt meets Ellie’s father who has left the past Nazis and now follow the East German socialist ideology. Seeband does not approve of his daughter’s relationship with Kurt. He tried hard in business destroy relationships, sabotage the womb of his daughter. Love Kurt and Ellie get stronger and eventually get married.

Worried the prosecution was over after Russian officers protected him moved to Moscow, Seeband fled from East Germany to west Germany. Kurt and Ellie fled to West Germany. He doesn’t know the type of art what is made. Kurt is now 30 years old, he has to lie about his age to be accepted by the Dusseldorf academy of Arts. Here he practices more art free.

His teacher acknowledged Kurt’s deep experience, but also seeing him struggling to find his own voice, after training only inside figurative painting, which is considered outdated. Kurt found the article the newspaper about the captured Nazi doctor, boss Seeband, he had his artistic breakthrough.

He used his figurative painting skills to copy black and white photo to the canvas, adding mysterious sfumato blur. He paints Seeband passport photographs and photos of his aunt’s own family album. Seeband saw a collage of aunt Kurt, Nazi Doctor and himself, he ran away, destroyed, not understanding how his son-in-law hated everyone could explain his biggest secret.

After years of infertility, Ellie became pregnant. Kurt found his first art performance where his artwork impress the critics even though they really misunderstood and also be misinterpreted. But he was able to see his past in the eyes without fear and finally found his voice.

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Climax – Review

Climax is a film produced in collaboration with producers of two countries, namely France and Belgium. This musical genre has the theme of horror psychology. Climax was directed by director Gaspar Noe who also wrote the screenplay. The 96-minute film is ruled by several production companies, such as; Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Arte France, Vice Studio, VOO, Be TV, La Sacem, Eskwad, KNM, and Cineventure 3. Some of the characters are played by; Sofia Boutella as Selva, Romain Guillermic as David, Shoheila Yacob as Lou, Kidd Smile as Dadd, Claude Gajan Maull as Emmanuelle, and Giselle Palmer as Gazelle.

Identified with Fame directed by Marquis de Sade, Climax is a glass of cocktail music and horror that is usually confrontational. Like a blend of Carrie, Step Up and Enter the Void. It is an expression of Gaspar Noe’s epic dance-and-devolution epic description. For people who are familiar with the background of filmmakers, who struggle with sex, drugs, violence, self-injury, neon lights, taboo courage, Climax will look no surprise. The fact that he was heavily featured on the show with a bang of noisy music in recent years, however, will inspire shooting for this film.

Tells about Games Online dan Offline one group, the ethnically diverse crew interviewed by several TV crews. They talk about life, love, race, sexuality, why they need to dance, why they want to work with famous choreographers on this new project. Selva (Sofia Boutella) is one of their faces.

Then the group threw a party celebrating its success. Everyone dances again. Most, not all, start sipping Sangria. A man expressed disappointment because his female colleague was touched by several male dancers. Their manager Emmanuelle (Claude Gajan Maul) mixes the sangria drinks he has made. As the party progressed, the dancers became increasingly nervous and confused, until finally it was concluded that the sangria had been affixed with LSD.

Most accused Emmanuelle but he stated that he also drank it. With the situation out of control, Emmanuelle locked Tito’s young son in the electric room to keep him out of chaos. The group then accused one of the dancers, Omar (Adrien Sissoko), who poisoned drinks because he did not drink anything and locked it outside in freezing conditions.

The main dancer Selva noticed her friend, Lou (Souheila Yacoub), very withdrawn. Previously he argued with one of the dancers named David (Romain Guillermic) who intends to sleep with all the women in their group. Lou claimed he hadn’t taken sangria for fear he was pregnant. One of the dancers, Dom, enters and is greatly influenced by poisoned drinks, accusing Lou of mixing drinks. He kicked Lou several times in the stomach and left.

The police arrived the next morning and found the dancers fainted or in bed. But what surprised what happened with Omar and Emmanuelle. Likewise, when the police searched the building, Ivana’s girlfriend, Psyché, got up and dropped drugs in her eyes. A book in his room entitled “LSD Psychotherapy” became a clue what exactly happened to the dancers. Meanwhile, Lou’s bloodstain was visible in the snow outside the building.

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Patients of a Saint – Review

Patients of a Saint, a film about a medical trial that ended in disaster. This UK-produced film is about a female prison located on a remote island near Ireland. Stone (Jess Chanliau) is a former US special forces prisoner for murder. At the start of the movie, he was offered to take part in a medical trial conducted in a building located in the jail.

While awaiting his death sentence, Stone insisted he did not want to be involved in the trial. While being taken to his cell, Stone was involved in a fight with another inmate that led to his being injured and receiving treatment in a medical room. While undergoing treatment, the medical staff was shocked by a strange case in which a male prisoner had a rather bizarre symptom that led to his death.

During Games Online dan Offline the night, Stone awoke from sleep and found the male prisoner suspected to be dead, still alive but in a strange and frightening situation where he was seen touching another female patient. Unable to move because he was searched in a bed, Stone was rescued by one of the wardens and the two of them almost became victims of the male prisoner believed to be a zombie.

From then on, the prisons that put the world’s most dangerous prisoners into a very scary place. One by one the zombies and Stone and the survivors have to find a way out of the prison.

Roughly, it has an aura like Britain’s popular zombie movie 28 Days Later. The level of greed, ‘dark’ and violence is unmistakable as the Danny Boyle directive. More interestingly, the zombies are so strong and fast that they make the audience uncomfortable. The only problem with the film is the plot and acting of the actors.

The ‘first act’ is very good, an easy introduction and a scary scene where inmates and wardens are attacked by zombies. However, upon entering the 45th minute, things got worse and worse. There is a lot of pomp in the plot and the story gets more horizontal. I’m not sure if this is the result of filming or not, but based on my observations, this movie doesn’t seem to go through the filtering phase because there are so many ‘gore’ scenes,

The film tries to incorporate a ‘plot twist’ into its storyline, but it’s weak and predictable. In addition, there are several inconsistent and questionable narratives. I don’t want to say further because it will cause spoilers, but if you appreciate the whole plot, you will be able to catch parts of the plot that are not paralleled and confused.

Among the disappointments of the film is the quality of its cast. Character appreciation is weak and does not match the character’s background. Stone, for example, has a character background in former US military specialties, but when confronted with a zombie attack, it does not address the strong characteristics of women. Also, there are some rather annoying characters like Warden Woodhouse who try to be ‘bad guys’ in the movie, but fail. Only the character of Butcher, an adult female prisoner for me was pretty good. Only to me, the ending was disappointing with a pretty weak and impactless episode.

Overall, Patients of a Saint is actually capable of delivering a vicious and scary zombie movie. But unfortunately, it is ruined by poor writing and poor quality acting. However, if you only care about the horror and want to see the human body in a zombie-like manner or love a head-on scene with sharp weapons, this movie should be on your watch list.

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Escape from Pretoria – Review

Escape from Pretoria is a docu-thriller film adapted from the true story of the attempt to escape prisoners from the Pretoria prison during the Apartheid era in South Africa. The script was adapted from the book Inside Out: Escape from Pretoria written by the main actor himself, Team Jenkin. The film was produced by Francis Annan, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber. Similar themed masterpiece films have existed since the classical era, is this film able to refresh its subgenres?

Once upon a time two young men supporting the ANC party in the apartheid era in 1979, Team Jenkin (Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Webber) were arrested by the police for the poster bombings they did in a public place. The two were then sent to a political prison specifically for white prisoners in Pretoria. Once there, Tim and Lee also planned to escape from prison. The team tried to find the safest and most effective way to escape, by multiplying the prisoner’s key. Games Online dan Offline

The story of escape from prison has existed since the classical era, and some of them are counted as masterpieces, just note The Great Escape, Stalag 17, La Grande Illusion, Le Trou, A Man Escaped, Escape from Alcatraz, Cool Hand Luke, to The Shawshank Redemption . Which of these classy films is Pretoria in? For this new millennium era, arguably Pretoria is one of the best. Watching this film, it almost feels like watching a classic movie and reminiscent of A Man Escape by Robert Bresson.

Escape from Pretoria
Escape from Pretoria

The process is the core of the story of this film which is presented in great detail from moment to moment. The audience seemed to really be invited to come escape from prison from beginning to end. Only the process of making one key for one door, presented in great detail to the tense process of the experiment. Not a single moment was wasted. Settings, camera settings, sound effects, until editing sweetly combined to produce maximum tension. For example just like when Tim and Leo hid in the closet while the officer walked here and there. One rare shot in the closet is brilliantly presented like a classic film. Like a horror movie, sound effects do work effectively to build tension (not surprises) in many moments.

Escape from Pretoria is a rare “classic” thriller with nonstop tension which is one of the best of its subgenres. The plot of the film is so tense as if it makes us free from the appearance of the players who play nicely, especially Radcliffe and of course Leo (Mark Leonard Winter) who are so expressive throughout the film. In many moments, this film is felt as a tribute to the French film A Man Escaped (1956), such as the patient’s story line, the use of close shots, and classical music.

Escape from Pretoria is the perfect film for entertainment in the current situation. Like the movie plot, it is hoped that we will also be able to escape from the “prison” that we face today and be able to move freely as before.

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Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship – Review

Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is a widower who lost his wife Sapna (Bhumi Pednekar) and also his daughter Megha in an accident. Prithvi experienced hard times and suffered from severe depression. At the same time an abandoned merchant ship named Sea Bird will be stranded on the coast of Juhu, Mumbai. Prithvi who works at a shipping company gets the task to bring the ship back to the high seas.

Some of his friends suggested that the ship was a haunted ship and it should be left alone but Prithvi remained determined to enter and inspect the ship. After experiencing strange things on the ship, Prithvi still trying to find out why the ship ended so mysteriously in Mumbai.

His experience on the ship and some of the evidence he found made it all very clear that Sea Bird was a haunted ship. With the help of his friends Prithvi tried to solve the mystery of the ghost ship. Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) is shown as a man who is haunted by sad memories due to losing his wife and child so it is only natural that he is attracted to the “real” ghosts that inhabit the ship. Prithvi, who deals with personal loss, found his purpose in life to find the truth in the Sea Bird ship.

Prithvi’s personal tragedy and the tragic events that befell the ship went in parallel, Vicky Kaushal played well enough, convincingly enough to display a balance between her guilty emotions and also her emotional passions to find the truth about the ship. Games Online dan Offline

Director Bhanu Pratap Singh was inspired by the actual incident of a cargo ship stranded on Juhu beach in Mumbai in 2011, then processed the idea into stories about a haunted ship.

A giant ship abandoned as a background for a horror movie is an interesting idea to work on. The film itself may be a resemblance to the storyline of a Hollywood film produced in 2002 called Ghost Ghost, in which a long-lost cruise ship was found floating back in free waters and a team of missing ship searchers was assigned to investigate it. . And when the team set foot on the ship a variety of strange events immediately appeared.

Prithvi, who has his own tragic story, seems to complicate the task at hand. After losing his wife and child in an accident, he has been prescribed medicine to overcome his immunization in a poignant scene he said that he did not drink it because it was the only way he would reunite with his family.

Is Prithvi hallowed or is Sea Bird really haunted? Bhanu Pratap Singh plays with this psychological drama skillfully as he builds the story between the Prithvi tragedy and the ship’s tragedy which seems to blend into one entity.

At the beginning of this film the story is indeed rather slow to build the premise above and it seems that it is indeed promising. But in the next round not many scary scenes that appear like in most horror films. Only a few scenes did surprise the audience.

However, the aroma of tension still feels quite intense guarded until the end. One by one the mystery can indeed be answered but the opposite also raises many other questions as well. Maybe this is left to be answered in the next section. Because the film itself is only the first part of the planned trilogy.

And Bhanu plays with many pretty classic elements of horror – creaking doors, recordings (videos) found, cracked mirrors, children who arrive, scary dolls and of course cellphones that don’t function when needed. Element that actually can build tension with the main character.

Besides other props such as long and creepy corridors in this film seems to be inspired and reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s classic work, “The Shinning” (1980). In terms of artistic and special effects, “The Bhoot” is quite convincing plus music scores that are enough to make goose bumps, unfortunately Bhanu did not succeed in maximizing the ‘terror’ nuance of the neatly built setting.

Bollywood itself is indeed very rarely issued a genre of horror in the repertoire of Indian film until now. And even if there is, the quality is still far below other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea or Thailand. Even so, this horror movie still has its own touch. A typical touch from Bollywood that has been oriented towards genres other than horror.

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Atlantics Netflix : Review

The vast, deep, and majestic ocean can be breathtaking as well as all-consuming. Atlantics is a film that uses the ocean to bind its story together. This award-winning film is Mati Diop’s feature directorial debut. Fun fact: Diop made history with Atlantics at Cannes, as she’s the first black female director to be in contention for the festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or.

This film takes place in Dakar, a city that lies along the Atlantic coast. The movie opens with frustrated construction workers who have worked on a futuristic and outrageously large tower and have not been paid for months on end. One of the construction workers named Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré) finds the first opportunity to sneak away and meet his lover Ada (Mame Bineta Sane). Souleiman and Ada part ways from their secret rendezvous with the hope of meeting again that night. However, that glimmer of hope is lost when Ada finds out that Souleiman has left the country by sea in search of a better job opportunity. Not only that, Ada is left with no choice but to marry Omar (Babacar Sylla), a wealthy man chosen by her family. Games Online dan Offline

The dreamy cinematography of Atlantics is simply mesmerizing as it draws you in and keeps you anchored throughout. The camera keeps coming back to the Atlantic ocean, where the waters assert a calming yet threatening presence, one that can’t be ignored. The plot of the film is not predictable. In fact, just when you think you know where the story is heading, you will be surprised. The film takes an unexpected turn in the second half where we see unusual and supernatural things occurring. This strange second half has a unique way of tying the story together in order to highlight issues of labor exploitation, gentrification, and a deeply rooted patriarchal culture

Atlantics is not a straightforward film. The second half may seem a little strange and it could take you a while to fully grasp what is going on.

Atlantics is a well-made film filled with suspense that has the ability to keep you hooked until the end. This film makes for a great weekend watch and we recommend you add it to your must-watch list.