Hot on the heels of an intense match between Persija Jakarta and Persib Bandung, Fikri Jermadi takes a closer look at a film chronicling fans of the latter.
I first came across this documentary while reading Wright Thompson’s excellent essays written over the course of the World Cup earlier this year. Instead of basing himself… Read more “Better The Devil You Know? – The Two Escobars”
Coming to the end of 2014, Fikri Jermadi decided to close a book first opened six years ago. This is something of an unfinished bit of business for… Read more “Highs and Lows – Maradona by Kusturica”
‘Dare to Dream’ is a TV documentary produced by HBO of the farewell tour hosted for the golden generation of football players for US Women’s National TEAM… Read more “Coming True – Dare to Dream”
With the final of the World Cup imminent, Fikri Jermadi takes a look at a film that’s not about it at all. ‘The Other Final’ is one… Read more “Game, Set, Match Cut – The Other Final”
Fikri Jermadi wonders how possible it is to talk about Tibet without being political, even in a film review. How pervasive is politics in our life? I… Read more “Political Football – The Forbidden Team”
In reviewing ‘Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager’, Fikri Jermadi starts with an apology. I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. I should have exercised some restraint in this matter,… Read more “Puff Piece – Life of Ryan: Caretaker Manager”
Yet another documentary about referees! Will they stop making them? And will Fikri Jermadi stop watching them? Here’s a funny story: ‘The Ref’ is probably the first… Read more “Hello Mr Lasa – The Ref”