‘Taxi Driver’ is a classic masterpiece character study from Paul Schradder boost by Martin Scorcese direction and Robert de Niro performance that these days film could not replicate.
Movie Genre: Thriller
Kingdom: Ashin of The North (2021): Unncessary Special Still Able to Put on Par With Its Main Series
‘Kingdom: Ashin of The North’ might seems to be an unnecessary special, but able to fulfill audience curiosity with an engaging narrative and satisfying visuals.
The unsettling atmosphere, graphic visual and slow-shocking narrative is an uneasy, nauseating watch. But The Medium observation on Thailand’s shamanism truly deserves its title as the best 2021 horror film (so far).
F9 is a rare proof that bigger is better with over-the-top, albeit unrealistic physics defying action sequences and some surprising family drama.
‘Spiral’ tries something new that certainly have the potential, yet all of its gone to waste as they try to stick to the rotten stylistic root of its predecessors.
Boast by powerful performance and direction, Judas and The Black Messiah promises its title into a thrilling ride.
Promising Young Woman (2020): Carey Mulligan Nail It in Emerald Fennell’s Punkish, Social Layer Narrative
Promising Young Woman is a deep social commentary on sexual abuse layered by an amusing story by Writer-Director Emerald Fennell, only for Carey Mulligan perfectly nailed the role that definitely deserve her Oscar.
Mortal Kombat will definitely satisfy fan through its fan-service delivery of characters and fatality gore (FINALLY!). But for casual audience who for the very least comes for the stunning action sequences will left utterly disappointed.
The Call has a simple concept that is executed well by the premise with excellent cinematography and production design, only to be muddled by its poor story choices in the second-half that fortunately are carried by the two leads, Park Shin-hye and Jeon Jong-seo.
The convoluted story and extreme violence overshadowed of what could be the masterpiece of the year. At least the cast performance (especially Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson dark turn) able to overcome these flaws and made the film more watchable than it should be.