Monday, April 25, 2005

2005's Best So far...

My Choice for Best Films (Jan-Apr 2005)

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3 Iron (Korea) - Perhaps, the most original, distinctive film made so far. Kim Ki-duk is excellent in directing this Golden Lion award winning movie.

A Very Long Engagement (France) - One of the most charming film of the year and also one of the best war commentary of 2005.

Before Sunset (USA) - Giving the best screenplay of 2005, currently this is the best American film of the year.

Oldboy (Korea) - Park Chan Wok Cannes Film Festival award winning film is one of the best contemporary twisted thriller in this decade.

Run Lola Run (Germany) - Ten or Twenty years from now, Tom Tykwer's thrilling techno movie will linger around to stay...

Tae Guk Gi (Korea) - The Best Film of the Year so far, this war epic film is one of the strongest holocaust melodrama I've ever seen since The Schindler's List...

Friday, April 22, 2005

Addicted to Memories in Bali...

Now, I have a reason to go home early and catch this Koreanovela. I am very happy about this series because it breaks the monotony and stereotypical performances of Korean entertainers when it comes to soap operas.

The plot of the movie is a little bit dark, contains a risky use of strong language accompanied by strong performances by the cast. I won't spoil the ending but the whole journey of the four protagonists is all about love, jealousy, anger, corruption, and bitterness, subject matters which are the exact opposite of the mainstream feel good mellow dramas. The characterization is impressive since they portray it well despite of complex situations, there is no black and white, the circumstances encountered by the characters are in a complete shades of gray, allowing them to express their human conditions.

It is really nice to see something like this in the Philippine Primetime Television...

Recommended Movies:

Kung Fu Hustle- Well Done!!!
Primer- There is something great about this sci-fi flick with a production budget of only $7,000.00.
Ladies in Lavender- Nice to see the two great dames of British cinema, Judy Dench and Maggie Smith
Motorcycle Diaries- Fantastic Script, Che Guevarra amazed me.