Thursday, March 20, 2014

Uncork It! – Malaysian Cinema In A Bottle


"The fact remains that these books are far and few in between to begin with, and Encik Hassan’s efforts shed much light on parts previously left in the dark for whatever reasons. I only wish that he had gone into greater detail in some parts, and then he had let himself off the leash a bit more, but like I said, this may no longer apply once the second edition comes out. Encik Hassan is a walking, talking encyclopedia of Malaysian cinema and its history, and I believe that this book is a very good reflection of that."

An excerpt from a review of 'Malaysian Cinema in a Bottle' I wrote for Thoughts on Films.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I Reject This – Aku Terima Nikahnya


"The actors and actresses may not be sporting kupiahs or tudungs, but I do believe that the story of any film is far more important in determining what kind of category and genre it should be accorded to. This is, of course, a subjective perspective and opinion, but in that respect it had the potential to explore a part of a story I believe have yet to be fully and critically looked at within the context of mainstream Malaysian cinema."

An except from a review of 'Aku Terima Nikahnya' I wrote for Thoughts on Films.