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.
No Country For Old Man – The Admiral
Fikri Jermadi ruminated on Korean films with a sated appetite. The title above could have been better thought out. After all, with search engines the heartbeat of… Read more “No Country For Old Man – The Admiral”
Reel for Real – The Films of John Cho @ We Jun
In the first of a fairly new series, Buzz of the Week, Fikri Jermadi takes a closer look at a young filmmaker setting Malaysian cinema alight.
A Song of Innocence – The Man from Nowhere
Adi Iskandar takes over the wheel without killing someone. Is it possible for us to write a review of a film without once referring to gender identities?… Read more “A Song of Innocence – The Man from Nowhere”
Substance of the Shadow – 2015 Malaysian Box Office
Fikri Jermadi put his thinking hat on, crunched some numbers, and analysed the cold facts and figures of Malaysian films in 2015.
Of Faces, Mirrors and Landscapes – Jagat
With the recent release of ‘Jagat’, Hassan Muthalib considers its position within current film canons. The cinema screen is like a window, through which we spy upon… Read more “Of Faces, Mirrors and Landscapes – Jagat”
Challenging Affirmations – A Brief Look at Australian Aboriginal Cinema
Gisella Livia Lie sheds light on a small but important part of world cinema through ‘The Sapphires’ and ‘Bran Nue Dae’.
Human Nature, Red Herrings and the Terrible Mother – Nota
Mr Hassan Muthalib trains his trained eyes on perennial film trainer Yasu Tanaka’s directorial feature debut in this longread article. “Heav’n has no rage like love to… Read more “Human Nature, Red Herrings and the Terrible Mother – Nota”