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‘The Queen of Black Magic’ (2019): Villains Always Want Revenge

Directed by: Kimo Stamboel || Produced by: Gope T. Samtani Screenplay by: Joko Anwar || Starring: Ario Bayu, Hannah Al Rashid, Adhisty Zara, Muzakki Ramdhan, Ari Irham, Ade Firman Hakim Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Yudhi Arfani || Cinematography: Patrick Tashadian || Edited by: Arifin Cu’unk || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: 99 minutes … Continue reading

Joko Anwar’s ‘The Forbidden Door’ (2009), ‘Satan’s Slaves’ (2017), & ‘Impetigore’ (2019)

Directed by: Joko Anwar || Produced by: Sheila Timothy [1], Gope T. Samtani, Sunil Samtani, Priya N. K. [2], Shanty Harmayn, Tia Hasibuan, Aoura Lovenson Chandra, Ben Soebiakto [3] Screenplay by: Joko Anwar || Starring: Fachri Albar, Marsha Timothy, Otto Djauhari [1], Bront Palare, Ayu Lakshmi, Endy Arfian [2], Tara Basro, Ario Bayu [1, 3], … Continue reading

‘Qorin’ (2022): Anyone Can Be a Predator

Directed by: Ginanti Rona || Produced by: Susanti Dewi, Yogi S. Calam Screenplay by: Lele Laila, Ginanti Rona || Starring: Zulfa Maharani, Omar Daniel, Aghniny Haque, Dea Annisa, Naimma Aljufri Music by: Aria Prayogi || Cinematography: Arfian Assoy || Edited by: Wawan I. Wibowo || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesia Running Time: 109 minutes It … Continue reading

‘May the Devil Take You’ (2018): A Look Back at Indonesian New Wave

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Sukdev Singh, Wicky V. Olindo, Abimana Aryasatya Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Samo Rafael, Karina Suwandi, Ray Sahetapy, Ruth Marini, Hadijah Shahab Music by: Fajar Yuskemal || Cinematography: Batara Goempar || Edited by: Teguh Raharjo || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: … Continue reading

‘Buffalo Boys’ (2018): Indonesian Action Cinema Diversifies

Directed by: Mike Wiluan || Produced by: Junxiang Huang, Kimberly James, Rayya Makarim, Fong Chen Tan, Mike Wiluan Screenplay by: Rayya Makarim, Raymond Lee || Starring: Ario Bayu, Yoshi Sudarso, Pevita Pearce, Tio Pakusadewo, Reinout Bussemaker, Daniel Adnan, Alex Abbad, Conan Stevens, Alexander Winters Music by: Yudhi Arfani, Zeke Khaseli || Cinematography: John Radel || … Continue reading

‘The Night Comes for Us’ (2018): Indonesian Action Is Here to Stay

Directed by: Timo Tjahjanto || Produced by: Todd Brown, Nick Spicer, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto, Sukhdev Singh, Mike Wiluan, Wicky V. Olindo Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Joe Taslim, Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Sunny Pang, Zack Lee, Salvita Decorte, Abimana Aryasatya, Dimas Anggara, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Hannah Al Rashid, Shareefa Daanish, Revaldo Music by: Fajar … Continue reading

‘Headshot’ (2016): The Expansion of Indonesian Action Cinema

Directed by: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Produced by: Shinjiro Nishimura, Wicky V. Olindo, John Radel, Mike Wiluan || Screenplay by: Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, Chelsea Islan, David Hendrawan, Zack Lee, Sunny Pang, Very Tri Yulisman, Bront Palarae, Yayu Unru, Ario Bayu Music by: Aria Prayogi, Fajar Yuskemal || Cinematography: Yunus Pasolang … Continue reading

‘Berandal’ (2014, Re-evaluated): Gareth Evans’ Reach Exceeds His Grasp

Directed by: Gareth Evans || Produced by: Ario Sagantoro, Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian Written by: Gareth Evans || Starring: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadwo, Alex Abbad, Julie ¬†Estelle, Ryuhei Matsuda, Kenichi Endo, Kazuki Kitamura Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi, Joseph Trapanese || Cinematography by: Matt Flannery, Dimas Imam Subhono || Editing … Continue reading

‘Killers’ (2014): When Cinematic Violence Asks Hard Questions

Directed by: The Mo Brothers || Produced by: Yoshinori Chiba, Shinjiro Nishimura, Takuji Ushiyama, Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto Screenplay by: Takuji Ushiyama, Timo Tjahjanto || Starring: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya, Ray Sahetapy, Ersya Aurelia, Epy Kasnandar, Mei Kurokawa Music by: Fajar Yuskemal, Aria Prayogi || Cinematography by: Gunnar Nimpuno || Edited … Continue reading

‘Laskar Pelangi’ (2008): Scrappy Family Dramas are Universal

Directed by: Riri Riza || Produced by: Mira Lesmana Screenplay¬†by: Salman Aristo || Starring: Cut Mini, Ikranagara, Tora Sudiro, Slamet Rahardjo Music by: Sri Aksan Sjuman, Riti Handayani Sjuman || Cinematography: Yadi Sugandi || Country: Indonesia || Language: Indonesian Running Time: 124 minutes Every now and then, you come across a narrative that connects with … Continue reading