I’m Not There (2007)

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“I accept chaos. I don’t know whether it accepts me.”


I’m Not There (2007) is a movie biopic directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the famous American musician, singer and writer, Bob Dylan. The icon was represented by six different actors; Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Marcus Carl Franklin and Ben Whishaw. Each tells different layers of characters of him, each with different names. The movie used non-narrative story and sometimes used black and whites, particularly on Jude Quinn’s character (Cate Blanchett) and Arthur Rimbaud (Ben Whishaw). Continue reading

Melancholia (2011)


“Life is only on Earth. And not for long.”


(this review contains spoiler)

Melancholia tells a story about two sisters, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg). The movie is divided by two chapters of both characters, and sets in a beautiful castle during a welcoming of a strange planet that eventually will crash the Earth.

The movie starts with Justine’s wedding day reception. Justine seems like a happy woman, with her white wedding dress, a loving new husband and a great career. As the reception starts late because of the limousine incident, it continues to fall apart when both’s divorced parents openly fight each other during a toast. Though Justine looks happy, but she starts to feel doubts on her marriage seeing her parents’ experience. The night gets darker when Justine realizes that she couldn’t continue the marriage.

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