Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens Podcast

The Goggler Podcast #81: Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens

Dept. of Jibbers, Jabbers, and Yackety-Yaks

This week, on The Goggler Podcast, Iain, Bahir, and Uma travel all around the world. First to Mexico with the Netflix movie Tragic Jungle, then to Canada for the fifth and final season of Kim’s Convenience, before finally heading to Jakarta and New York with Lucky Kuswandi’s Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens.

[00:02:11] Review: Tragic Jungle

To escape an arranged marriage, a woman flees into the depths of the Mayan jungle, where untamed nature merges the human with the supernatural. Tragic Jungle was directed by Yulene Olaizola, written by Rubén Imaz and Yulene Olaizola, and stars Indira Rubie Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, and Mariano Tun Xool.

[00:13:54] Review: Kim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience tells the funny and heartfelt story of the Kim family. Mr. and Mrs. Kim are Korean Canadian convenience store owners who have worked hard to give their now-twenty-something children, Janet and Jung, a better life in Canada. This single camera comedy finds laughter in the trials of running a literal ‘Mom and Pop’ shop while raising kids in a culture not quite your own. The series, which just aired its fifth and final season, stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang, Simu Liu, Andrew Phung, and Nicole Power.

[00:28:55] Review: Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens

After his father’s passing, Ali leaves his provincial life in Indonesia and sets out for New York in search of his estranged mother, only to find love and connection in unexpected places. Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens was directed by Lucky Kuswandi and stars Iqbaal Ramadhan, Nirina Zubir, Asri Welas, Tika Panggabean, Happy Salma, and Aurora Ribero.

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Uma has been reviewing things for most of his life: movies, television shows, books, video games, his mum's cooking, Bahir's fashion sense. He is a firm believer that the answer to most questions can be found within the cinematic canon. In fact, most of what he knows about life he learned from Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He still hasn't forgiven Christopher Nolan for the travesties that are Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises.

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