2012 was colorful indeed; the year I know about Richard Parker, Michael Haneke’s romance horror, Zoe Kazan’s excellent script, getting to know Ridley Scott, the trio buddies dare enough to be themselves in high school, and many others. While I think there’s a bunch of films felt overrated, so they end up not being in my top 10 (sorry guys). A few from this list ended up having a personal value, especially in top 5. Pieta was added last minute and Prometheus is out from top 10.
While last year I was overwhelmed doing my top 20 movies, this time I decided to focus on my top 10 (I figured it’s more special that way). But if you want to know my top 30 movies in 2012, just look at my 2012 list in Letterboxd. PS : Sorry for the lateness, but all the time making the list is needed to make sure the top 10 won’t change in the future, considering the late new releases here in my place.
Hello, readers. As you probably noticed, I was attending Europe on Screen 2013 last week. I had no idea what movies I should look at, and so I was depending on my instinct. They have 72 European films. I often hope I can split my body to watch them all, but in the end I can manage to see 9 films (which is far better than nothing at all!)
I got the chance to feel the crowd in this year’s event. We movie lovers kind of hungry to see other movies besides Hollywood and box office movies. And Europe on Screen is one of our way to get our want. I got to see some of my friends, blogger and movie lovers who I often interact only via social media, which was nice. Continue reading →
I’m sure The Great Gatsby (2013) is already the talk of the year when it comes to movies, including its soundtrack. This Baz Luhrmann’s film have Jay Z, Kanye West and Jack White in the list of the producers. It’s one bold combination between classic and modern, with the music touch. And look at the famous musicians involved; Lana Del Rey, Will.i.am, Fergie, Florence & The Machine and more. If you want to hear one of the edgiest soundtrack of the year, this is probably it. I already posted Jack White track before, but I still found it one of the best from the album.
Back again with Fashion in Movies, this edition I want to focus on the 2007 romantic drama, Atonement. Every time I heard this movie, all I can think about is the green dress and the ‘hot’ scene between Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. And the second, the fact that it has a pretty tragic ending. Atonement also first time I saw the young promising actress, Saoirse Ronan. Now first I really want to highlight the green dress, but as I look up, Keira has some other wonderful clothes in the movie. The ’20s-30s costumes were designed by Jacqueline Durran, who also designed for Anna Karenina and Pride & Prejudice. She must’ve known Keira’s figure and no problems with that. Aside from winning one Oscar for original music score, the movie received several nominations including Best Costume Design.
Fun fact : they designed the green ‘Atonement’ dress based on four dress design combined to get the look. And they weren’t actually period. They want to make Keira to look like she’s flowing underwater. Wow, well the dress successfully made the impression! It’s one seducing and iconic dress in a movie you can’t really forget.
“Just because somebody blames you or pushes you away, doesn’t mean you should give up.”
Often in the hardest phase in life, one couldn’t pass through it without a company of a friend. At the very least, someone who is there by your side, when the world seems to don’t care. For Fred (Colm Meaney) it was Cathal (Colin Morgan), a young man addicted to drug. They live as ‘neighbors’ in the carpark, as both live in a car. Fred is an awkward prude man, while Cathal is an easygoing and playful guy. One’s personality differences actually help another. Continue reading →
Continuing my quest watching Europe on Screen, I saw Swiss drama, Sister and documentary Diana Vreeland : The Eye Has To Travel yesterday at Istituto Italiano Di Cultura. From the movies I picked that day, I loved the documentary more than the drama. I’m beginning to love documentary, because we learn more through true events and people. Read more about these two films :
In Sister (2012) (L’Enfant d’en haut), 15-year-old Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) live daily by stealing and selling ski equipments. Her so-called sister, Louise (Léa Seydoux) supported by his profits, often went away with her boyfriends. Simon meet a mother, Kristin (Gillian Anderson) in the ski resort where he claimed to be a son from a hotel owner. Simon live day by day persistently selling his ‘product’, to keep him and his sister survive. But somewhere between his struggle, Simon reveal his real need as a child, the need to be nurtured by a parent. Continue reading →