My Late Review of –Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)–


Alejandro González Iñárritu has successfully raised his awareness level of the difficulty in making a great pretentious cinema. I’ll take his statements –“Guys, this is the movie we are doing. If we fall, we fail.”– here as the most challenging film he’s ever made.

This is absolutely breathtaking in kind of different way. From the maestro behind one of the most powerful drama, Amores Perros, I may say that the true definition of masterpiece cinema has been already created. Iñárritu’s anti mainstream direction surely amazed me more this time. I still remember the way he did me through his previous works before –21 Grams, Babel, & Biutiful-, however when I saw this, I almost chose not to blink my eyes deliberately, not even just once, only to witness how long the scene would take place and survive without any cut since the first minute.

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The Theory of Everything: This is Why a Most Beautiful Score is Missing from the Soundtrack List…

I actually don’t wanna talk much about this film right now. Yeah, it’s recommended for sure. The way Stephen Hawking deals with his worse condition and also the way Jane, his wife, compromises on her feeling to stand by her own family are really inspiring and heartbreaking. It’s such a good biography film with one important message: where there is life, there is always hope. And before I continue, how genuine performances here from both Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones!
What I notice and like most from this film is nothing but the score. It’s composed beautifully by an Iceland Composer, Jóhann Jóhannsson. It’s my first time enjoying his work. He has created the score of Dennis Villeneuve’s Prisoners too, but I didn’t notice too much or maybe nothing special about his score at that time.

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My Most Favorite Collection of Original Scores from Motion Pictures

One of my most favorite composer..can you guess who he is? See the answer in my number 1 my most favorite score below.

One of my most favorite composer..can you guess who he is? See the answer in my number 1 my most favorite score below.

After original songs, now I would like to share my most favorite original score. Basically, score is orchestrate or arrange (a piece of music), typically for a specified instrument or instruments. Just like original songs, I also collect some good scores from movies which I often play it during my jogging. Sometimes I prefer to listen score than song. Here we are my collection of original score from motion pictures in order of most played.

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The Top 25 Coolest Original Songs from Motion Pictures

Clearly I don’t follow an update of new popular song. I never know whose song is happening in every week or every month. Shortly, I have no any idea about song.

Clearly I’m a movie freak. Some good movies have some good songs too or we are familiar to call it as a soundtrack. Some song is too good in representing the story of the film itself. When I listen to this kind of song, the incredible moments within the movie just fill my mind for a moment.  And it feels different for me and brings something to remember and imagine when I do that. Sometimes I don’t have any idea who the singer is or how their face is. Their voice and the story of the film, those are what matter for me. It seems I should watch the movie first in order to be able to enjoy the song. Ah..whatever

So when I talk about music with my friends, we definitely don’t get it each other. Because I just know about soundtrack meanwhile my friends know a lot about the popular song which I don’t.

Right now I would like to share some original songs from motion picture that really touch my heart and sometimes I keep listening to them in my jogging or my journey to some place. Check them out:

25.  The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice (Closer)

An outstanding song that explains the tagline of this movie “If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking”.

-nothing as intrigued as love at first sight-

“..and so it is.. the shorter love, no glory.. no hero in her skies..”

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My Film Record: 951 Recommended Titles so Far

Furious 7 *Still coming soon, guys"

Furious 7 *still on next year, guys*

This is my third update of my personal film record. Basically, it’s just some lists of the good films I’ve seen so far to remember of. I divide them into 4 categories: 1. Masterpiece, 2. Best, 3. Better, and 4. Just for Fun. For more information, you can check it out here and here. Maybe if you wanna look for a good film to see, you can check my recommendations here.

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Kita Vs Korupsi: Indonesia, Lekaslah Bangun dari Tidur Berkepanjangan!!

Saya sudah lupa kapan terakhir kali saya sangat menikmati film Indonesia. Maksud kata ‘menikmati’ itu benar-benar terhipnotis masuk ke dalam semua aspek penting dalam sebuah film, baik itu tema cerita, penyutradaraan, eksekusi skrip, dan akting pemainnya.

Malam itu (3/11/13), entah kenapa saya memutuskan untuk menonton film Indonesia. Jenis film yang jarang saya tengok. Mungkin bisa dibilang kalau film dalam negeri adalah film terakhir yang akan saya lihat bila stok film lain sudah habis. Dan entah kenapa dari beberapa film Indonesia yang ada, saya memilih film “Kita Vs Korupsi” (KVK). Tidak terdengar seperti sebuah judul yang komersil, bukan? Bahkan saya tidak yakin kalau film dengan judul seperti ini bakal bertahan sampai tiga hari di bioskop.

Tanpa ada ekspektasi apapun, saya mulai menontonnya.

Setelah beberapa saat, saya baru tahu bahwa ini memang bukan film komersil melainkan hanya sebuah film edukasi atau penyuluhan yang diputar terbatas hanya di beberapa kota melalui roadshow. Sayang sekali. Begitulah perasaan saya setelah selesai menonton film ini. Padahal film ini memiliki kualitas diatas rata-rata film Indonesia.

Oke, sudah cukup basa-basinya. Mari kita bahas lebih detail. Meski agak terlambat karena ini dirilis tahun 2012, saya tidak peduli. Bagi saya, film dengan kapasitas high quality, kapanpun tahun pembuatannya tetap akan menjadi suatu warisan yang berharga untuk setiap generasi.

KVK merupakan film omnibus yang terdiri dari empat cerita pendek yang ada di sekitar kita atau bahkan kita sendiri pun mungkin pernah mengalaminya.

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My Top Ten Most Favorites Comedy Romance

Sorry...this film is not in my list at all :D

Sorry…this film is not in my list at all :D

Because of its simplicity and more entertain, I believe everyone loves comedy romance film. Sometimes, some scene inspires us to do something kind of brave and romantic to someone we love.

I thought I don’t. They merely just show me about how they hate each other at first then end up kissing each other. It always has same and same formula. Boring and predictable! The theme or basic story isn’t strong as I expect, just emphasizes the charming of the artist. What a cheap film!

But as time walks, I figure out that not all comedy romance movies are like that. Some surprisingly have high quality story, script, and acting. I don’t only laugh a loud because of the comedy, but also feel amazed of the romance.

Here are the lists of my most favorite comedy romance (and this lists can be changed anytime when I figure out the better one):

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