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Articles by James Guild

James Guild is a staff writer based in Indonesia.

Review: “Perempuan Tanah Jahanam” Features Joko Anwar’s Trademark Use of Indonesian Symbols to Tell a Chilling Tale 

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Joko Anwar's latest movie is a ghost story—but it's less horror flick and more Javanese cultural exposition

Review: “Kala” Mixes Neo-Noir Elements with Javanese Myth to Create A Truly Unique Vision

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Joko Anwar puts an Indonesian twist on one of Western cinema's most classic genres

Review: “Arisan!” and the Rise and Fall of Queer Cinema in Indonesia

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How has Indonesian society evolved to accept—and then reject—homosexuality in cinema?

Review: “Gundala” is Another Joko Anwar Film Giving Voice to Indonesian Mythology

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Will Indonesia be able to create its own home-grown rival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

 
 
 

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