Featured Film: Get Out

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Knowing this is a horror film, I have less expectations about it but holy molly it did shook  the nerve out of me. It’s horror in the most realistic way. The kind that makes you shit in your pants and you can’t move because you’re frozen out of fear. It’s creepy and satisfyingly gruesome at the same time. It’s a different take on racial discrimination.

Get Out’s story line revolves around a black guy meeting his white girl’s family.  And what happened there is for you to find out.

Featured Film: Whiplash

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Honestly??? I’d rather have this or Boyhood over Birdman as the Best Motion Picture for this year’s Oscars. I know the actors did great with Birdman but Boyhood or Whiplash to me can be considered a classic material. Something you’d watch 10 or 20 years after and still is as relate-able and impacts emotionally as it is today. And I have to mention J.K Simmons in this movie did fuckng great! Anyway, Whiplash is a story of an aspiring jazz drummer who wants to be the best and get a good impression from his music teacher. Recommendable to all music lovers (or even not) out there.

15 Movies That Will Always Stay With You (2014)

Decided to put this in a note to compare this list if ever I will be tagged again next year. Or even not. Maybe I’ll try a personal list each year. Movie list is quite difficult compared to the Book list because I don’t read books much after high school. My book list didn’t even reached 10. haha. I am expecting a Song List in the coming days. That one too, is hard for me, for sure.

 

  1. Like Crazy
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  3. When Harry Met Sally
  4. Fight Club
  5. Memento
  6. Life is Beautiful
  7. The Bucket List
  8. A Walk to Remember
  9. The Last Kiss
  10. 500 Days of Summer
  11. The Shawshank Redemption
  12. Up in the Air
  13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  14. Spirited Away (I have to point out that I’m not really a fan of anime, yes…that’s the truth because most people have this impression that I’m into it.but I appreciate a few anime like Mizayaki’s works.)
  15. Before Sunrise and Before Sunset
  16. and so much more.

Feature Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

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I’d say not all audience will like this kind of stuff but this film is the only 3 hour film that made me watch it till its end  without being too focused of them being lesbians but seeing and feeling the love the two main characters shared. It wouldn’t be that  great if not of  the astounding performances of Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux. Controversial yet one  the best film I’ve watched last year.

Feature Film: Ginger And Rosa

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A coming of age film about two best friends inseparable since birth and whose friendship was tested as they grow as teenagers. It was a great film, actually. What I don’t understand and is trying to comprehend though is, why Ginger doing what she’s doing? I would understand at first why she’s not saying anything when she’s hurt but God, after what her father and her best-friend did to her? I can’t stand seeing her suffering and not doing something about it. I pity her and at the same time mad at her.

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I was already cursing at the screen during this part of the film. I wanted to slap her best friend and father for her. I wanted to do that for her. Why??? Why just cry and not say anything? I’m starting to hate her at the end of the film and thought that part weakened the whole plot. But no, I don’t want to dwell on that. I  want to convince myself that there’s an underlying message the film director or the writer wants to pass to her audience. And then it hit me. When Ginger expresses her anxiety over nuclear wars and the end of the world, one of her godfather begged her to grow up and be a woman for a moment. When you are at the age of still finding yourself, you sometimes get lost in the way and would react differently to the situation. Growing up can be pretty hard. Just like Ginger’s case. And like her godfather, we can only wish the same for her. To grow up and be a woman sooner.

I have to point out Elle Fanning and Alice Englert’s performance in this movie. Amazing young talented actresses. Especially knowing Elle was 13 when they filmed this.  And oh, i thought the movie title should be “Ginger” since it shows in the movie more of her story or thought.