Well just like last year, I couldn’t watch or stream the 86th Annual Academy Awards, which aired on ABC Sunday, March 2nd, starting at 5:30 pm Pacific Time. It was around 7:30 am in Monday here in Indonesia. Yeah, Monday is an office day, I have to go to work, so all I could do was monitoring what happened both at the red carpets and the ceremony. (I can’t concentrate on whatever I was working on at office that morning!!). I won’t talk much about how Ellen DeGeneres, the presenter of the show, did her job (and opening monologue!) or how excellent the performers (gosh I really wanted to see Karen O performing “The Moon Song”!), but I have things to say about the winners.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
After a series of post of 2013 Recap, now we see my choice of anticipated films of 2014. Well, probably you might already be familiar with my taste on movies, so you won’t see blockbuster films like Godzilla, I, Frankenstein, or Robocop which are released this year, in this list. I mean, I might see them but I’m not really excited with them. What I list here is mostly the films I found quite noteworthy to be kept under radar; the kind of movies directed, performed, or produced by people who already showed their quality in their previous works (phew!). Alternative choices, you know. Something like that.
posted under 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sorry for the late post. Now we are heading to see my selection of 20 best films of 2013. For your info, I saw 78 films of 2013 (according to my Letterboxd history). If you want to see all the 78 films ranked, see my list in Letterboxd. And I'm sorry if only a few (if not none) of these films were reviewed and posted in the blog previously. Most of them are only short-reviewed (again, in Letterboxd) but I write my short opinion for each of these 20 movies. The good thing is, different from 2012, we had 2 films with 5 star and 6 films with 4.5 star. 2013 has been a great year for movies, ain't it?
Sunday, February 9, 2014
The second last post of the 2013 Movie Recap series! We're gonna see my choices of 2013's best acting performances, including Best Actor in A Leading Role, Best Actress in A Leading Role, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Young Performers. Check them out!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Inside us lives a killer. I believe there is a point in everyone’s life where one feels betrayed, done, and giving up on life that never runs along. Maybe you feel it, too. But I bet you didn’t (and don’t want to) realize that in the very deep corner of your soul, there hides this bleak, gloomy, dangerous, and scarying ‘another you’ waiting for the whole time, painstakingly, to show up and replace the ‘current you’ you made just to be accepted by the society. And when it does show up, you feel very confident to do bad things, even the sickest things you could ever imagine, because no matter it is right or wrong, you just need to win over and gain the satisfaction of victory after life beats you with problems and misfortune the whole time. This is what Killers is factually all about.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Let's celebrate last year's best cinematic achievement in technical categories, including six subjects: editing, visual effects, cinematography, art direction, score, and songs. I'm picking five films which I consider as the best for each subject. Here we go.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
So you're never regularly writing any reviews for months and suddenly you come up with a yearly recap? Really, Bar? Haha. The thing is, I am still on the same track. I watch movies even though I didn't really write any reviews (except some short ones I usually write on Letterboxd) and of course I always rate the films I watched. But this year I'm trying something new; I will not only list my selection of last year's best films, but also figure out the best ones from acting, directing, writing, and technical departments.