With The Conjuring 2 scaring the hell out of box office, James Wan has proven his might in crafting horror pieces that intimidate people effectively (at least in majority of his works). Launching 3 big franchises and directing 6 horrors since 2004, he has made a big name in the hall of fame of modern horror directors.
This post is an appreciation towards his almost immaculate directorial efforts, which have inspired many other filmmakers to go beyond ordinary, especially in the same genre. Even his weaker work is still a fine work of horror which would still be able to terrify horror aficionados. Sinekdoks attempts to rank his directorial effort to make modern horror matters. (more…)
By far, Coen Brothers might always be associated to the most prominent and original brother directors in Hollywood. Ripping film industry apart since 1984, the siblings, Joel and Ethan, have been nominated for 14 Oscars and won 4 of them so far. From comedy to Western, from thriller to neo-noir, there's barely a discord in their filmography. In honor of their reputable career (and in conjunction with my recent Hail, Caesar! post), Sinek-Talk presents TOP 7 films of Coen Brothers!
P.S.: I could only pick 7. Honorable mentions: Other Coen Brothers' films aside of this top 7. (more…)
With all the glam and hype, 2015 is a very exquisite movie year. Unlike previous years, which saw the rise of young adult novel adaptations and superhero movies, 2015 saw a completely different constellation. From the rise of espionage movies (from highest score for MI5 to the lowest for Mortdecai), the return of dormant classic franchises (from a 30-year cryo-sleeping Mad Max to 3-year long 007), to blockbuster record breakers (from Jurassic World to The Force Awakens), 2015 deserves my personal 3.5 star as a mega-entertaining year. (more…)
Similar to the same list in 2014, I do not fancy classification in acting department. No leading and supporting, although – without question – they’re essential; no male and female, the way Chris Rock put amen to it during his Oscar opening monologue. Among hundreds of splendid, vigorous performances in 2015, I narrowed it down to 15 actors and actresses for their body of works. (more…)
Needless to say, 2015 is full of cinematic beauty radiated in thousand minutes we saw. This list is dedicated to the most radiant of them all – to some minutes which might not be able to Best Picture a movie, but might steal some best celebrated moments in cinema. Since it’s a list of specific scenes, spoiler might be your worst enemy. Please read, on your own risk, Sinekdoks’ Best Scenes of 2015 with bonus best posters. (more…)
I never know who invented it, but the movie date has become a 'basic date' at this present time. Almost in every movie theater I went in, major audiences are couples, I think... or is it just me? It's like 70% of total audiences are movie-dating couples (sometimes, including me) and the rest are groups, family, and cinema-loner (some other times, also including me).
No problem with that, at all. I'm also a 'movie-dater' when I'm not a cinema-loner. Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver is also a movie-dater... in an adult cinema; Tom Hansen from (500) Days of Summer is also one; and even Donnie Darko practiced this, too. So, it seems that when done correctly, movie date can be a perfect date, but note, when done correctly.
All the best movies in 2014 that Sinekdoks loved.
That year, 2014, had long gone; so had the award seasons---Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Oscars. Some names came as the best movies in those awards, yet, Sinekdoks had personal victors: 25 best movies in 2014 listed from 25-1.