Dir: Mike Wiluan. Indonesia. 2018. 102 mins
“Two brothers seek vengeance for the slaying of their sultan father against the fraught backdrop of colonialised Indonesia in Mike Wiluan’s debut feature Buffalo Boys. Filtering local history through the universally recognisable genre iconography of the western, this handsomely mounted production has clearly been designed with foreign sales in mind. With its time-honored storyline and roughly half of its dialogue in English, Buffalo Boys is certainly readily accessible to those uninitiated in Indonesian cinema, but is saddled with a checklist of clichés that makes it fall short of being a rip-roaring success” says John Berra.