Favorite films

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Wild at Heart
  • Inland Empire
  • Blue Velvet

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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

  • Dear Nathan: Thank You Salma

    ★★★

  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    ★★★½

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Alana & Gary, running through Encino, looking for love, adulthood, and recognition. A love story and self fulfillment a la PTA with all the quirks, charms, and style. Hard to not fall in love with this one. It brings this huge grin to my face, and then some teary eyes at the end of it, but with a huge smile and nonstop admiration.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    This is a masterclass, truly. A very nuanced drama with four horsemen on the front row, armed with super deep and layered characterization. An exploration of masculinity, sexuality, trauma, also intimidation and jealousy, packaged within this submersive experience to the west. Really missed this kind of poetic feeling traveling through each scene. What a great film.

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  • Yuni

    Yuni

    ★★★★★

    "How do I even know what I want? But that doesn't mean our future is bleak."
    — Yuni (Arawinda Kirana)

    Ok, where do I begin? Wow, Yuni. A very honest and powerful piece of coming-of-age and women empowerment for every women in the whole world. Not pretentious, down to earth, and made straight from the heart.

    Yuni is set in rural Indonesia in which the system as if told us that marriage is like, the number one shortcut for everything.…

  • Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

    Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

    ★★★★½

    Welcome to a world that Eka Kurniawan and Edwin made -- somehow stranger than fiction, but weirdly close to our society, where toxic masculinity reigns and everyone needs to channel their unfulfill deeds into rage & violence. A fun, badass, and poetic dive into every characters' journey living in this system while in the same time, fighting against it.
    Presented in the most local and the most badass way possible, Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is totally a treat…