Innocent but Insightful Clay Animation "Mary and Max" Describes Distant, Unlikely, and Emotional Friendship

Innocent but Insightful Clay Animation "Mary and Max" Describes Distant, Unlikely, and Emotional Friendship

I know it might seem silly but to be honest I’ve watched “Mary and Max” twice around this week and it keeps me sobbing. LOL. I mean, I ...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" Resembles Rom-Com Beyond Weak 'Porn-Addiction' Topic

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" Resembles Rom-Com Beyond Weak 'Porn-Addiction' Topic

Why should a film about porn addiction shows a lot of footage from real porn videos? The first ten minutes of “Don Jon” , Joseph Gordon-...

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The Coen Brothers' Comedy about Baby-Kidnapping, "Raising Arizona", is Light and So Much Fun

The Coen Brothers' Comedy about Baby-Kidnapping, "Raising Arizona", is Light and So Much Fun

This post is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen" . Like you might have wondered, the...

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"Blood Simple.": A Brilliantly-Styled Crime Started Simple, but Grew Complicated

"Blood Simple.": A Brilliantly-Styled Crime Started Simple, but Grew Complicated

This post is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen amd Ethan Coen" . What is interesting from “Blood Sim...

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"The Hudsucker Proxy" Delivers Cartoon-Like Comedy with Outstanding Cinematography

"The Hudsucker Proxy" Delivers Cartoon-Like Comedy with Outstanding Cinematography

This post is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen" So we’ll encounter another kind of fi...

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The Elegant, Black-and-White "The Man Who Wasn't There" Comes with Sorrowful Mood but Half-Cooked Philosophical Messages

The Elegant, Black-and-White "The Man Who Wasn't There" Comes with Sorrowful Mood but Half-Cooked Philosophical Messages

This post is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen" Then Joel Coen and Ethan Coen put s...

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"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is Joyous with Lovely Country Songs, but Too Many Characters Around

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is Joyous with Lovely Country Songs, but Too Many Characters Around

This review is written as part of the series "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen" When receiving his Oscar for winnin...

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"Barton Fink" Rounds Up Metaphors and Criticisms about Film Industry with Solid Characterization

"Barton Fink" Rounds Up Metaphors and Criticisms about Film Industry with Solid Characterization

This post is written as a part of the series of "the films of... Joel Coen and Ethan Coen" Perhaps “Barton Fink” is one...

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the films of... JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN

the films of... JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN

I hope this is gonna be a routine feature of Me On The Movie (!) but, anyway, I proudly present to you my tribute to Joel Coen and Etha...

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Early Talk on 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Films: “Jagten” vs. “The Past”

Early Talk on 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Films: “Jagten” vs. “The Past”

It’s still October, dammit! But with the record-breaking 76 countries submitting their films to compete for the 86th Annual Academy Aw...

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The Melancholy of “Melancholia”: Wedding-Gone-Wrong, World's End, and Thoughts about Human Despair

The Melancholy of “Melancholia”: Wedding-Gone-Wrong, World's End, and Thoughts about Human Despair

Note: this review might reveal some clues about the movie’s plot (which you might find a bit spoiler-y) but I assure you it won’t ruin...

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The Brilliance of "Gravity" and Why It Is The Best Movie of 2013 So Far

The Brilliance of "Gravity" and Why It Is The Best Movie of 2013 So Far

I’m not exactly sure about how I should start my writing about “Gravity” , not because the movie is so bad that I can’t crystalize my o...

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Grotesque Horror "Berberian Sound Studio" Gives You A Different, Full Sensory Horror Experience

Grotesque Horror "Berberian Sound Studio" Gives You A Different, Full Sensory Horror Experience

Once I lost my faith in horror films. Nothing they could do to reinvent horror films, I once thought, so this genre might be just full w...

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When You Fail Appreciating The Films Many People Love

When You Fail Appreciating The Films Many People Love

Since I started writing reviews on this blog, I always try to balance myself by watching both newly released films and old films. It...

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Coming-of-Age Dramedy "The Kings of Summer" Brings Forgettable Fun about Teens

Coming-of-Age Dramedy "The Kings of Summer" Brings Forgettable Fun about Teens

Why live when you can rule? The freshest, Sundance-entry coming-of-age “The Kings of Summer” by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and write...

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"The East" Presents A Provocative Thriller about Eco-Terrorism and Freeganism

"The East" Presents A Provocative Thriller about Eco-Terrorism and Freeganism

It might sound silly that I have not heard anything about Brit Marling . It turns out that this actress is also a script writer and a pr...

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"Disconnect" Delivers Criticism to Our Tech-Based Life with Honesty

"Disconnect" Delivers Criticism to Our Tech-Based Life with Honesty

Internet has become our second life. We are currently wired in a new world where to know about something you prefer doing a Google se...

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

This film is a real fun. What can you expect from a crime or gangster movie, beside its American-styled jokes and characters? “Lock, Sto...

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The Hours (2002)

The Hours (2002)

To watch “The Hours” is to understand the beauty of a novel-into-film adaptation. Adapted from a Pulitzer-winning novel of the same t...

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Welcome, September!

Welcome, September!

Hello, September! This is the first post in the last three weeks. August was incredibly busy because we have Eid Al-Fitr here in Indone...

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Sightseers (2012): A Comedy with No Manner

Sightseers (2012): A Comedy with No Manner

Everything starts like a "normal" drama. Carol (Eileen Davies) does not like Chris (Steve Oram) for some reasons. That's...

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The Bling Ring: The Hollywood Portrayal

The Bling Ring: The Hollywood Portrayal

A Guest Post by Carly Ledbetter. When it comes to movies that are "based on real events," simply put, the facts sometimes...

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Liebster Award, Sunshine Award, and Stuffs

Liebster Award, Sunshine Award, and Stuffs

Hi! The first post in August and also the first post in two weeks. Wow, I have never expected that time goes this fast. Next week is Ei...

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Best Movies vs. Favorite Movies

Best Movies vs. Favorite Movies

The two are different, at least for me. Some movies I consider the best sometimes are not the ones I consider my favorites, and vice ve...

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15 Best Movies of 2013 So Far

15 Best Movies of 2013 So Far

First I have to admit that I am a total beginner who spent not a great deal of my time watching newly coming movies, so until now I hav...

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Never heard of Derek Cianfrance before this, even with his popular "Blue Valentine" . Some people consider "The Place Be...

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Trance (2013)

Trance (2013)

I have never predicted that “Trance” can do more than I expected. It’s been so long for me not seeing such a twisting, un-predictabl...

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Spring Breakers (2012)

Spring Breakers (2012)

I didn’t expect “Spring Breakers” more than just a film of four college girls hanging around at parties only in bikinis, just like wh...

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Quick Review: 4 Movies in 1 Post

Quick Review: 4 Movies in 1 Post

The first question: where have you been, Bar? The answer: nowhere. I have been nowhere, but I am busy with my mind and I lost my mood t...

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4 Thriller/Mystery Short Films

4 Thriller/Mystery Short Films

Currently we have “World War Z” and “Monsters University” newly coming to our local cinema but I haven’t watched them. Poor me. LOL. A...

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Amour (2012)

Amour (2012)

There’s a lot of love for “Amour” in the Oscar last February, although in the end it only won one out of several nominations it gaine...

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Stoker (2013)

Stoker (2013)

This is Park Chan-wook ’s debut film in Hollywood. The most popular film from this South Korean director, “Oldboy” , is one of my favori...

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Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

Woohoo! I watched “Man of Steel” this afternoon and the excitement I had is kept afresh in my mind so I’m trying to write this review a...

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After Earth (2013)

After Earth (2013)

There's a little bit intention in my mind, before I watched M. Night Shyamalan 's "After Earth" , that all I was about...

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A Serious Man (2009)

A Serious Man (2009)

You know, there are certain movies that are actually just so-so, but because they matched your mood when you're watching it, they ...

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Now You See Me (2013)

Now You See Me (2013)

Now you see me. Now you don't. Okay. When a few friends of mine knew that "Now You See Me" is about magicians and stuffs,...

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My Second Kinetic Typography Animation

My Second Kinetic Typography Animation

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is not a movie review or a post about movies. You've been warned. Well, I know that this is supposed to...

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Pieta (2012)

Pieta (2012)

“Pieta” is a Renaissance masterpiece sculpture made by Michelangelo , depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the corpse of Jesus . Kim Ki-...

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The Vanishing (1988)

The Vanishing (1988)

I was intrigued to watch "The Vanishing" , a 1988 movie from Netherlands , after reading an article on the internet. I do...

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Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

This is gonna be a ridiculous review, LOL. First, I've never seen Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" , from which this movie ...

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The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

F. Scott Fitzgerald ’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby” , has been taken into a vibrant, grotesque movie by the hand of Baz Luhrmann . And...

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Me On The Movie's 1st Anniversary: Author's Note

Me On The Movie's 1st Anniversary: Author's Note

This is gonna be a very very long post, I warn you. The first post I made for this blog is a review on "50/50" , a comedy ...

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Side Effects (2013)

Side Effects (2013)

As a beginner movie-buff, I don’t know Steven Soderbergh that much. To be honest, the only film of him that I have watched is “Contagio...

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Up in the Air (2009)

Up in the Air (2009)

Some movie-buffs said, if you think drama movies are suck, try watching “Up in the Air” . This idea has never come across my mind, but f...

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Upstream Color (2013)

Upstream Color (2013)

I was mind-blown, for sure. "Upstream Color" got me blown. Shane Carruth 's previous flick, "Primer" , takes mo...

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What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)

What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)

I rarely had free time to go to the cinema these weeks and when I did have, I skipped “Iron Man 3” and chose “What They Don’t Talk Abo...

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Lessons from Movies: The Social Network (2010)

Lessons from Movies: The Social Network (2010)

You may have known this: David Fincher's "The Social Network" is my favorite movie. I don't know how many times I hav...

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To The Wonder (2012)

To The Wonder (2012)

I was so amazed by "The Tree of Life" , the only movie by Terrence Malick I have ever seen, that I put it in my favorite mo...

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Oblivion (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

Honestly, I'm not a sci-fi movie lovers. I have less experience about this genre. Some reviews said that the less you see any othe...

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The Berlin File (2013)

The Berlin File (2013)

"The Berlin File" is, again, my random choice. It's currently the number one box office in South Korea . "Akbar, w...

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