Welcome to The Pick List. This is the place where i write about the list of my favorite movies according to a certain theme. This time the theme is “Movies from the First Half of 2018”. Listed below may not contain critically best movies, because i pick them according to my personal taste.
The movies below are those which aired in cinemas in Indonesia, i do not list the movie that is not aired in Indonesia or the movie that i have not watched. So here check the list below.
Along With The Gods : The Two Worlds (by Kim Yong Hwa)
The movie is an epic composition of CG, fantasy, adventure, action, comedy, an Asiatic style of drama. It is about a firefighter named Kim Ja Hong (Cha Tae Hyun) who died after he saved a children from a fire, he then escorted by three gods to get reincarnated by passing through few trials in the afterlife.
The story is based on Buddhist’s belief about karma, life cycle, afterlife, and reincarnation. The movie is filled with great combination of CG and action and also completed with some jokes and a drama twist. Although there are a lot of elements but they are complementing each other really well.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (by Yorgos Lanthimos)
The movie is based on a classic act from 408 B.C about a tragedy in the era of Trojan War titled Iphigenia at Aulis. The movie itself is in a grey line between revenge and a curse where an eye is for an eye. A surgeon who leads a happy life in a happy family suddenly faces some strange occurrences after he failed a surgery.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a modern visualization and revitalization of the classic act that doesn’t lost its essence. It is psychologically thrilling with strong and deep characteristic and story also a beautiful cinematography. With its odds, the movie itself is a challenge.
A Quiet Place (by John Krasinski)
It is a sci-fi horror movie that is beautifully crafted and also emotionally imposing. A Quiet Place tells a story about a family who isolated themselves from alien-like creatures that invade earth; the family also has to live in inaudible voices because the alien-like creatures have a supersensitive hearing skill and will hunt any noise.
It is a movie with high intensity and also unique style especially that most of the dialogue are conversed in sign language. Although it has a lot of intense plot but the movie is not exhausting, it actually draws you in with its emotional survival.