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Review: “Halfworlds” Was HBO Asia’s First Home-Grown Fantasy Epic

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"Halfworlds" marks an important step for HBO in localizing its original series for the Asian market.

Review: “A Copy of My Mind” is Joko Anwar’s Love Letter to Jakarta

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Shot in a very loose, naturalistic, and intimate style not unlike a documentary, "A Copy of My Mind" shows vignettes of life in Indonesia's capital...

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?

“Buffalo Boys” Is the Perfect Western for a Post “Crazy Rich Asians” World

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"Buffalo Boys" director Mike Wiluan suggests that Asian diaspora can look East for a home—and films with strong Asian leads.

Interview: Indonesian Director Joko Anwar on “Halfworlds” and “Pengabdi Setan”

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Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful directors.

 
 
 

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