Here's the recap of moviegoing in 2021. Cinemas were open for a while before they were closed, only to be re-opened again a few months later. In-person film festivals were back, even though online festivals were still a thing, too. Streaming services and online rentals still carried the year.
All in all, cinema still prevails, and good films triumph. So, here are the highlights of the year, including the best films of 2021 curated by Sinekdoks.
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Top 10 Films of 2021
Special Shoutouts: Best Performances of 2021
Top 10 Best Films of 2021
Unlike previous editions of the 'Best of' series, I will only list the top 10 best films in 2021. From around 30 ti...
Cinemas were closed for almost a year. Films went digital. Streaming prevails. Festivals went online. Yet, here's the best of 2020.
I still went to the nearby cinema until early March 2020. The last film I saw on cinema was Vin Diesel's Bloodshot. Since then, relishing the cinematic experience in 2020 was never the same.
By the end of March, most cinemas had already closed their door indefinitely (only a few of them finally has finally opened again with a completely new set of protocols in December 2020).
By then, it's been an excruciating time for movie aficionado. With cinemas unavailable, streaming services become the last resort. Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+ and HBO become the primary "cinema." Indonesian-bound streaming services like Mola TV, KlikFilm, and Biosko...
Carilah, maka kamu akan mendapat. Begitulah kira-kira petikan yang tepat untuk menggambarkan internet. Banyak hal dapat ditemukan bagi mereka yang mencari. Pun untuk para penikmat film. Akses untuk menonton film-film, bahkan yang paling obscure sekalipun sudah sangat mudah sekali.
Streaming film online secara legal dan gratis pun sangat memungkinkan, bahkan di Indonesia. Memang, bioskop masih menawarkan pengalaman menonton paling optimal dan paling segar. Namun, internet bisa menjadi alternatif, terutama bagi yang jauh dari kota atau yang ingin menonton film lama.
Berbagai over-the-top (OTT) streaming service internasional (seperti Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hostar) bahkan yang dari Asia dan Indonesia (seperti Iflix, Catchplay, maupun GoPlay) hadir dengan berbagai kemudaha...
The Best Movies of the Decade 2010s list is more of a celebratory event for sinekdoks. The 2010s decade marks the birth-decade of this blog. From 2010 onwards, cinema—the building—has been my escape; since then, I have never spent a year without going to the cinema.
It's an achievement to me—who spent half of the previous decade watching new movies via VCD and DVD rented from the neighborhood rentals. In 2011, there was a national event that almost killed the joy of watching movies at the cinema; but, we overcame it eventually. In July 2013, sinekdoks posted the first entry. In 2016, Netflix officially launched its streaming service in Indonesia followed by other streaming services, i.e., Iflix, Hooq, Viu, Catchplay, Prime Video, and others, which I immediately subscribed to. In 2018, ...
Welcome back to Sinekdoks with the annual ‘Best of the Year’ series—an appreciation content to honor my most favorite movies that were released in 2018.
Speaking of 2018…
The year has been the toughest one for Sinekdoks since the blog first established on 2013. I’ve been going on painstaking writing hiatus—something that I haven’t ever done before—for more than once during the year. I think the major reason behind it was some kind of breakdown iI experienced n the wake of the year. There was some kind of guilty feeling emerged when I start writing. I was lucky that it was only a temporary state. However, the consequence was more dire than I thought it would be. I was having difficulty in keeping up with blogging routine; at the same time, I began to luxuriate myself in the opulence ...
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