The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – Review

Review: In the same year when The Hurt Locker won the Oscar, the race on Best Foreign Film was as tricky. Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet were top-tier following buzz in Cannes, however, Argentinian sixth Oscar nominee, The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secretos de sus Ojos) became the one who brought the award home.

Although not as pretentious and vocal as other contenders, The Secret in Their Eyes is simply the most digestible. It might seem like a typical Argentinian CSI-style whodunit with abundant of talky moments; but it certainly more than that. Not only it’s a story of obsession and romance, it’s also a small history of Argentina in a dawn of dictatorial era from the view of law enforcement.  Continue reading “The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) – Review”

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Mary and Max (2009)

“A deep, bleak, honest black comedy about intercontinental and inter-generation friendship between a troubling young girl and an old man with Asperger Syndrome. Very touching~”

I never thought shaun-the-sheep-ish claymation (like… animation movie employing clay and stop-motion) can bear kinds of in-depth theme, which is… deep. Well, things change when I finally watched Mary and Max, which amazingly bears a profoundly heartbreaking theme about friendship. Continue reading letters from Mary and Max here!

The Damned United (2009) – Review

Sebuah biopik bercita rasa komedi tentang seorang manajer Inggris terhebat yang tidak pernah menjadi pelatih timnas Inggris (berdasarkan biografi berjudul The Damned Utd. tulisan David Peace, dan disutradari Tom Hooper) menampilkan acting brilian Michael Sheen dalam memerankan the real special one, Brian Clough. Well, there’s more. Click here!

INK (2009): New Dream Experience You May Not Experience Before

Ink (film indie yang disutradarai oleh Jamie Winans), adalah sebuah fairytale modern, yang keluar dari pattern fairytale. Cerita dan visualisasinya gelap, teknik pengambilan gambarnya pun terlalu tajam, dikemas dengan budget minimalis. Jika Anda kehabisan film box office untuk ditonton, mungkin Ink bisa menjadi solusi untuk memuaskan “movielust” Anda. Bukan dengan segala macam tittle-tattle yang disuguhkan film box office, namun dengan premis dan plot serta pace cerita indie, yang memang kurang menjual, tapi cukup segar. Continue reading “INK (2009): New Dream Experience You May Not Experience Before”

Mr. Nobody (2010): Probabilitas dalam Alternate Timeline

Sinekdoks memang suka menulis review film atau apapun yang sudah lama lewat –hanya untuk memastikan sudut pandangnya memang benar-benar berbeda. Kali ini, Sinekdoks akan me-review (No! It’s more like a self-explanation from me) sebuah film yang dirilis tahun 2009, yaitu “Mr. Nobody“. Continue reading “Mr. Nobody (2010): Probabilitas dalam Alternate Timeline”