Saturday, March 15, 2014

Love, Warmth, Loneliness, Originality, and the Future: Why I Consider HER the Best Film of 2013


In this review I'm pointing out the reasons of why I consider HER the best film of 2013. Some people shortly address HER, written and directed by Spike Jonze, as “an unlikely love story of a lonely man and a female-voiced computer” which, in a way, I find underestimating. It's your right to call it whatever you want, but hell, I personally disagree with it. My call is, it's “a love story that proposes an interesting idea about the future”. I tell you why.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Trades Off the Famous “This is Sparta!” with A Seductive, Villainous Woman Warrior

300: Rise of An Empire

No more “This is Sparta!!!”, no more kicking into that deep pit. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE changes the focus of the before-century heroic legend into a more common war story that simply happens to take place in Greece. We’re no longer talking about the Spartans. We’re no longer talking much about the history itself. And even no longer Zack Snyder directing (director Noam Murro helmed the project since Snyder was busy with MAN OF STEEL). Instead, everything turns into continuous battles that suddenly feature a female villain so convincingly and so sharply performed by Eva Green.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Piece of My Thoughts about Oscars 2014

Oscars 2014

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.