January 4, 2012
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Last year I made top-5 movie of 2010 that I watched in cinema, but I can’t do that anymore this year because of the misfortune event of Indonesian cinema. I am glad I can’t do that anymore because it’s time to have a better version of top-5 movies, it is no longer movies that were released in 2011 but ALL movies I watched in 2011 regardless which year it was first released. I copied this idea from Anomalous Material (unfortunately I couldn’t find the post anymore.)
I watched a lot of movies in 2011, including some re-watched movies, here are the ones I remember:
- Watashi Wa Kai Ni Naritai – 私は貝になりたい
- 28 Weeks later
- Kaze o Mita Shounen – 風を見た少年
- Black Swan
- The Golden Compass
- The Invasion
- The Storm Riders
- Scott Pilgrim vs The World
- The King’s Speech
- Okuribito – おくりびと
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January 24, 2011
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Beauty sometimes comes in Death
That was my first impression after watching Okuribito (Departures). I once watch Six Feet Under which is a US TV series about the life of people who runs a funeral house, but I found that series as boring and has no heart at all. With the same theme, Okuribito managed to deliver EVERYTHING…the laugh, the sadness, the beautiful art of sending the dead to the next life, and most of all the heartbreaking moment that everyone must face sometime in this lifetime.
Okuribito was directed by Takito Youjiro. It tells the story of a man named Kobayashi Daigo (Motoki Masashiro) whose dream was to become a professional a cello player but his dream was shattered when the orchestra was disbanded. Along with his wife, they moved from Tokyo to Yamagata. He got the first job he applied in that small town, he was sort of tricked into it. The ad said it was a job dealing with journey…but the journey turned out to be a journey to the next life.
Not ‘helping out journeys’, it’s helping out peaceful departure.
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