Saturday, January 24, 2015

6th VAMPIBOTS ANNUAL LIST — Best Films of 2014

Menilai suatu film (or other kinds of art, for that matter) memang bukanlah hal yang dapat diukur secara objektif. Setiap tahunnya, saya mencoba untuk selalu mencari elemen apa yang membuat saya bisa benar-benar menyukai suatu film. Tetapi rasanya yang paling tepat adalah bagaimana film tersebut mampu mempengaruhi saya secara emosional. From mega to shoestring budget. From experienced to first-time auteurs. From English to foreign languages. Ketika film tersebut mampu meraih hati saya, tidak peduli bagaimana cerita, style atau akting pemerannya, then I'm sold. Tapi bukankah itu yang dicari oleh orang-orang ketika menonton? That sense of escapism and longing of other world outside of our mundane ones? Ah atau mungkin itu hanya saya saja.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

6th VAMPIBOTS ANNUAL LIST — Forewords

To start this post off, terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Ulang Tahun yang ke-6 untuk blog VAMPIBOTS. You are one of my proudest achievements, dan walaupun sudah tidak lagi rajin di-update, semoga tetap masih bertahan untuk bertahun-tahun ke depan.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review — FURY (David Ayer, 2014)

FURY (2014) |  Le Grisbi Productions, QED International, LStar Capital, Crave Films | Action, Drama, War | United States, United Kingdom | English | 134 minutes | Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood | Edited by: Dody Dorn | Cinematography: Roman Vasyanov | Music by: Steven Price | Written & Directed by: David Ayer

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review — KOHLHAAS, OR THE PROPORTIONALITY OF MEANS (Aron Lehmann, 2012)

KOHLHAAS, OR THE PROPORTIONALITY OF MEANS (Kohlhaas oder die Verhältnismäßigkeit der Mittel) | Kaminski.Stiehm.Film/Berlin, BR/Munich, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF | 2012 | Drama, Comedy | German | German | 90 minutes | Cast: Robert Gwisdek, Jan Messutat, Thorsten Merten, Rosalie Thomass, Michael Fuith, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Anton Gruber, Eckhard Greiner | Cinematography: Cristian Pirjol | Music by: Boris Bojadzhiev | Screenplay: Aron Lehmann | Directed by: Aron Lehmann

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review — LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013)

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Soshite Chichi ni Naru) | Amuse, Fuji Television Network, GAGA | 2013 | Drama | Japan | Japanese | 120 minutes | Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yoko Maki, Jun Kunimura, Machiko Ono, Kirin Kiki, Isao Natsuyagi, Lily Franky, Jun Fubuki | Cinematography: Mikiya Takimoto | Music by: Shin Yasui | Screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda | Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-eda