Apathy and corruption in the archipelago

As an American, I’m used to the endless campaign cycle. In the months and years before a presidential election, we are inundated with advertisements and news about candidates. It’s difficult to turn on the TV or listen to the radio without the election being mentioned. Elections often breed awkward family functions, rambunctious debates with friends,…

The Raid: Redemption Movie Review

The poster for 2011’s The Raid: Redemption, originally Serbuan Maut or “The Deadly Raid” in bahasa Indonesia, is dominated by a dilapidated building looming over a single figure. The tagline is breathless in its brevity: “1 Ruthless Crime Lord. 20 Elite Cops. 30 Floors of Chaos.” The Raid: Redemption, directed by Welsh expatriate Gareth Huw…