Her is the most thoughtful film about technology nowadays that I’ve seen. Instead of portraying the advancement of technology as cold and distant, Her focuses much more on how much human is in technology. This is achieved cleverly: by using a warm colour palette.
Posted in 2013, film, review
- BEAUTIFUL speeches from Lupita and Cate.
- From what I remember from recaps, this year was much better than last year – there were no rude cut-offs, the In Memoriam part was beautiful and not too long (and featured Ebert!), there was a lack of McFarlane and this year’s host Ellen was hilarious and lovely all over the place.
- There was a sketch of Jimmy Kimmel going through a TV screen to scold two hateful tweeters in the beginning — just after I’d decided I’m not going to post anything mean when live tweeting. It was confusing, but ultimately funny.
- I’m annoyed with the people screaming about Leo losing to Matt — I don’t think any of them has even seen Dallas Buyers Club.
- I couldn’t have chosen between Leo and Matt, so I just cheered — especially when Matt hugged Leo before accepting the Oscar!
- About an hour in to the show I realised why so many film bloggers were drinking. I think I’m gonna see the shorts this before next year’s Oscars since holy shit, it was boring for the first half of the show. Also, Sati and Brittani had such raw emotions.
- Gravity won every technical award you can think of (a total of 7/12 wins) and The Great Gatsby got both Costume and Production Design.
- Her snatched Best Original Screenplay as deserved, not American Hustle — where there essentially was no script.
- Unfortunately, just like Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street didn’t get anything either. I guess the Academy’s not ready for that yet.
What everyone felt an hour or so in, Adams is awesome.
- Jonah Hill, Leo and Matt all brought their mothers. Adorable.
- I unfollowed a bunch of people on Twitter since I couldn’t stand them — while some people on stage were fucking rude (Travolta and Lawrence), things go wrong and mistakes happen — Ellen called Waltz Christopher and apologised right away, yet immediately, some people started whining.
- My opinion of Lawrence got so low over the ceremony. She presented Best Actor and made it about herself. No class, no respect. I’m so glad she didn’t win. I feel like she’s trying to live up to her awkward down-to-earth imago and wrecking everything by trying.
- Ellen ordered pizza for everyone!
- There were some weird musical moments – 20 Feet to Stardom random singing when accepting Best Documentary, Pink’s tribute to Wizard of Oz (I just wanted to sleep) and U2. Karen O was ravishing with The Moon Song, though. I cried a bit.
- Ellen ended her beginning monologue with “We should get started. It’s going to be an exciting night. Anything can happen, so many different possibilities. Possibility No. 1: 12 Years a Slave wins best picture. Possibility No. 2: You’re all racists. And now please welcome our first white presenter, Anne Hathaway.”
- The best speech, though, happened right in the beginning. Jared Leto. He was the only one to mention Ukraine and he also did this:
I really wanted to put together a concluding list of the year — films I loved, films I’m glad to have seen, to express some sort of an opinion of my own before the Academy gives their awards. I only chose categories where I had shortlist and where I was more confident in. Runner-ups are in brackets and films and I haven’t seen Captain Phillips, August: Osage County, Nebraska, Mud, Rush or Stoker, so none of them made the cut. Let me know what you think!!
Posted in 2013, film, film favourites of the year, list
Tagged 12 Years a Slave, About Time, Adèle Exarchopoulos, alfonso cuaron, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett, Dallas Buyers Club, Frances Ha, Her, Jared Leto, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, Sarah Paulson, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Spike Jonze, The Money Chant, The Wolf of Wall Street, This is the End
After cracking my brain for a week and almost going with “best Estonian films”, since nobody could question my credibility (well, Mettel could, but I’d figure something out), I finally got somewhere. Since I’m more or less cinematically retarded, my participation was a bad idea from the start, but here goes!
m.brown is the best reviewer around these days, so I was psyched to to see that he’s hosting a blogathon! The rules are “choose the top 4 of anything cinematic and explain why it should be carved into the side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock – so choose wisely!” Which is as complicated as it gets. And equally as fun.