Friday, September 27, 2013

Thor, hi! - Vikingdom

"That will be the time when we look back in history, highlight the year 2013, and note it for a number of different reasons. Within a Malaysian cinematic context, that is also the time when ‘Vikingdom’ will be identified as a culturally and historically significant film."

An excerpt from a review I wrote of Vikingdom for Thoughts on Films.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Rhythm and Hues - Once In A Lifetime

"In many ways, this would be a move that would be replicated years later by David Beckham signing for the LA Galaxy. Moving beyond the etymological meanings and origins behind the names Cosmos and Galaxy, what this did was to prove how important celebrity power was and still is."

An excerpt from a review I wrote of Once In A Lifetime for Thoughts on Films.

Monday, September 09, 2013

District 10 - Elysium

"The clarification of objectives, met with the creation of compelling obstacles, will always result in an interesting conflict that, aided by other elements, will pull you through to the end. Here, the interplay between all the characters here makes for compelling viewing. You know what’s going to happen, for it does not stray all that far from many sci-fi films here, but seeing how it plays out is interesting all the same."

An excerpt from a review I wrote of Elysium for Thoughts on Films.

Friday, September 06, 2013

A Zizan Razak Film - KL Zombi

"For my part, I enjoyed the movie enough to laugh where (I think) I am supposed to laugh. Many of the jokes are, unfortunately, inaccessible to those who does not quite get the genre of Malay/sian comedies. In this case, while I do not profess a deep knowledge or experience of the genre myself, I am happy that I know enough to enjoy the film."

An excerpt from a review I wrote of KL Zombi for Thoughts on Films.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Missed the Mark - Tanda Putera

"Tun Dr Ismail would die earlier than Tun Razak, and while this allowed us more time to concentrate on Tun Razak’s condition and its effects on his family, it resulted in an imbalance that, once again, makes me feel cheated as to how the film had been represented to me."

An excerpt from a review I wrote of Tanda Putera for Thoughts on Films.