Friday, October 18, 2013

Action Speaks Louder Than Words - KL Gangster 2


"Do people actually really do speak like that, or is Syamsul is continuing the fine tradition set forth by Yusry KRU in removing the film from the context(s) of its production? It feels unrealistic, but then again, realism is probably not what they’re aiming for when they made this film. Let’s just say that I’m glad for the presence of the English subtitles peeking through at the bottom of the screen (though there were parts when the characters were going at it full tilt, and there were no words coming up to translate them. Perhaps the transcriber/translator had given up at that part)."


An excerpt from a review of KL Gangster 2 I did for Thoughts on Films.

Shadows and Dust - Psiko Pencuri Hati


"I saw this film on the last day of its screening run at GSC Midvalley. Unfortunately however, I did not manage to make enough time to sit down and write this review. Funny, that…there are 24 hours in a single day, and if you look at the chronological expressions on this blog, it appears that I had time to do not one but two posts about ‘KL Gangster 2’. Yet I couldn’t find time to do this. I should have done this a long time ago, because ‘Psiko: Pencuri Hati’ is a movie worth creating further content on."


An excerpt from a review of Psiko Pencuri Hati I did for Thoughts on Films.