Hassan Muthalib casts a more critical eye on an understated classic by M. Amin, and considers the undercurrents of film noir in classical Malay films. “This world is useless. Our sincerity, bravery, boldness is not looked upon highly…” Nordin Ahmad, Chuchu Datok Merah Introduction The themes of alienation, jealousy, betrayal, arrogance and revenge were the […]
Fikri Jermadi put his thinking hat on, crunched some numbers, and analysed the cold facts and figures of Malaysian films in 2015.
Fikri Jermadi believes that new amendments made to the Wajib Tayang scheme may prove to be counter-productive.
Gisella Livia Lie sheds light on a small but important part of world cinema through ‘The Sapphires’ and ‘Bran Nue Dae’.
For many filmmakers the fun begins with a festival screening. Adi Iskandar talks to four filmmakers to find out what that’s like.
With the release of the film, Fikri Jermadi finally closes with the third and final part of this series that has been five years in the making.
Having wiped the dust in his eyes after watching ‘Furious 7’, Fikri Jermadi wonders why it was there to begin with for many people. First, the numbers. ‘Furious 7’, the latest instalment in the ‘The Fast and the Furious’ film series have made a lot of money. At the time of writing, it has managed to […]
Fikri Jermadi takes a closer look and considers the factors affecting Malaysia’s chances for the Academy Awards. With the conclusion of the Academy Awards not too long ago, there remained plenty left over for many to discuss. Some were still upset about the omissions of films such as ‘Selma’ and ‘The Lego Movie’ from specific […]
In the second and part of this article, Fikri Jermadi lists some of the key movers of an underrepresented group of films and filmmakers. One of the discourses affecting our understanding of Malaysia is the English language. As mentioned in the first part, those being discussed here have a strong degree of comfort with the […]
When it comes to considering what a Malaysian film is, Fikri Jermadi feels there is a significant movement that ought to be taken into consideration. What is a Malaysian film? Not unlike a lot of other things in the country, it is often decided on the criteria of language and racial representation, amongst others. This […]