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Thinking aloud on films in Malaysia and beyond.

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Thinking aloud on films in Malaysia and beyond.

    Episode 93: Slinging Back into Cinemas

    Episode 93: Slinging Back into Cinemas

    Fikri gets Muz back on the mic for the first time in a long time, as they discuss their thoughts on watching ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ in cinemas. The first part covers their respective treks to cinemas in India and Indonesia, their first time back in front of the silver screen for nearly two years. Subsequently, they touch on the film itself, with Muz excited about its connections to various cinematic universes and Fikri enthused by the film’s consideration of second chances and mental health, among others.

    • 58 min
    Episode 92: Selected Indonesian Films in 2021 (part 2)

    Episode 92: Selected Indonesian Films in 2021 (part 2)

    The second of a two-parter features another three of the best of Indonesian cinema in 2021. Fikri and Nadia continue their verbal Venn diagram of films selected by The Jakarta Post and Festival Film Indonesia, settling on those they’ve seen. Touching on issues related to genre filmmaking and gender and sexuality, this concluding part reaches the end with ‘Arumi & Lidah Pocong’, ‘Yuni’ and ‘Paranoia’.

    • 34 min
    Episode 91: Selected Indonesian Films in 2021 (part 1)

    Episode 91: Selected Indonesian Films in 2021 (part 1)

    This episode is the first of two parts, looking at selected films from Indonesia in 2021. We welcome a special guest, Nadia Syarifah, whose keen interest in contemporary Indonesian cinema will guide Fikri and their discussion of films pruned from a listing by the Jakarta Post and the winners at Festival Film Indonesia, focusing on ‘Ali dan Ratu Ratu Queens’, ‘Seperti Dendam, Rindu Harus Dibayar Tuntas’ and ‘Nyengkuyung’.

    • 48 min
    Episode 90: The Craft of Prebet Sapu (part 2)

    Episode 90: The Craft of Prebet Sapu (part 2)

    This is the second part of a spoiler-filled discussion with Muzzamar Rahman about his film. Having discussed the narrative of ‘Prebet Sapu’, Fikri and (the other) Muz discuss how important Kuala Lumpur is not just as the film’s background and context, but also as the third main character of the film itself. They also get into the bigger picture political subtext, and how comfortable Muz feels portraying the bigger picture political points as one of the film’s subtext.

    • 44 min
    Episode 89: The Craft of Prebet Sapu (part 1)

    Episode 89: The Craft of Prebet Sapu (part 1)

    This spoiler-filled episode is an exclusive interview with Muzzamer Rahman about his film, ‘Prebet Sapu’. Fikri and (the other) Muz sit down for an in-depth discussion about the craft and narrative of his film. The first of two parts considers the film’s origins and the difficulties Muz faced in getting the story going. He also highlights the importance of the actors, Amerul Affendi and Lim Mei Fen, in shaping the film’s narrative progression, especially in balancing the ethnic discussion in ‘Prebet Sapu’ with other factors.

    • 39 min
    Episode 88: The Craft of Bebbra Mailin

    Episode 88: The Craft of Bebbra Mailin

    88th time’s the charm! This episode is a special recording of Bebbra Mailin discussing the craft of her scriptwriting and storytelling. Made during a session with film students, it follows a screening of three of her films: ‘Langad di Odu’, ‘Rapuh’ and ‘Ninavau’. Along the way, Bebbra considers the personal nature of her stories and how to refine them, why it's important to be honest in your storytelling, and the scripting of fiction- and fact-based narratives.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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