sobota, 02. februar 2013

Januar 2013

Hja boljše to, kot pa nič … Že najmanj 20x sem začel z opisovanjem vsakega gledanega filma v mesecu januarju in že 20x zapovrstjo sem kaj hitro obupal. Ta mesec je namreč bil zelo naporen, vsaj kar se filmske izbire in ponudbe tiče. Tudi drugi mesec se mi ne piše nič slabše (ali boljše?). Čas nagrad je ali boljše rečeno: čas poletnih blockbusterjev je mimo in (dobrih) filmov na trgu je sedaj res ogromno (heh, kaj pa so izumili DVDscreeenerje). Nekaj je bilo govora, da bi naj – če že ne mislim zopet pisati – vsaj na kratko naštel vse, kar se mi je zvrtelo pred očmi, kar pa nikakor ni sporno. Prvoten namen bloga je vedno bil opozarjanje na manj vidne, zanemarjene in spregledane filme (kdo sploh bere še tisti droben tisk po oceni?) Hja, filme, ki je v večini primerov ni niti na raznih Partisih ali Mojihblinkih (ko minejo oskarji, bo tega še več). Priznam, lepo bi bilo, če bi zraven filma napisal vsaj nekaj malega. Osebnega, ali pa vsaj nekaj slovenskega. Kaj hočemo, ne ljubi se mi. Spletna stran pa ima tako dobro predlogo, ki namesto nas opravi prav vse, kar se nam ne da. Odpreš novo »listo«, vpišeš filme, dodaš osebno oceno in to je to. Bi dal le link do imdbja, a takrat ne vidite moje ocene – ta pa ima vsaj nek logičen pomen, če že ne bistvo tega copy/pastenja na ta blog.

5 Broken Cameras
(2011 Documentary)
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)

Any Questions for Ben? (2012)
Ben (Josh Lawson) is a twenty-something up and coming marketing guru who is invited to his old school to speak at a careers event...
Director: Rob Sitch

Argo (2012)
A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Strickland

Blue Like Jazz (2012)
Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America. (108 mins.)
Director: Steve Taylor

Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (92 mins.)

Djeca (2012)
(90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic

Detropia (2012 Documentary)
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. (90 mins.)

Django Unchained (2012)
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (165 mins.)

Game Change (2012 TV Movie)
Follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. (118 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach

Halimin put (2012)
In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him. (105 mins.)
Director: Arsen A. Ostojic

Hitchcock (2012)
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi

John Dies at the End (2012)
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli

Keep the Lights On (2012)
In Manhattan, filmmaker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself. (101 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs

Killing Them Softly (2012)
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik

Liberal Arts (2012)
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them. (97 mins.)
Director: Josh Radnor

Life of Pi (2012)
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. (127 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee

Lincoln (2012)
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
Director: Steven Spielberg

Little Birds (2011)
Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles. (94 mins.)
Director: Elgin James

Mon pire cauchemar (2011)
Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Parc du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van... (103 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine

No (2012)
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín

Now Is Good (2012)
A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity. (103 mins.)
Director: Ol Parker

On the Road (2012)
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles

Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (2012)
In 1868, after the end of the Bakumatsu war, the former assassin Kenshin Himura promises to defend those... (134 mins.)
Director: Keishi Ohtomo

Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
Director: David O. Russell

Skyfall (2012)
Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes

Stand Up Guys (2012)
A pair of aging con men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment -- to kill his comrade.
Director: Fisher Stevens

Stanje soka (2011)
(92 mins.)
Director: Andrej Kosak

Rokland (2011)
The tragicomic story of lone rebel Boddi Steingrimsson who lives in a small town in Northern Iceland... (111 mins.)

The Girl (2012 TV Movie)
The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren. (91 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold

Hypnotisören (2012)
A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
Director: Lasse Hallström

Lo imposible (2012)
An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. (114 mins.)

The Liability (2012)
When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy. (95 mins.)
Director: Craig Viveiros

The Paperboy (2012)
A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. (107 mins.)
Director: Lee Daniels

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky

The Possession (2012)
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. (92 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal

Svecenikova djeca (2013)
(93 mins.)
Director: Vinko Bresan

The Sessions (2012)
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Lewin

Upside Down (2012)
Adam and Eden fell in love as teens despite the fact that they live on twinned worlds with gravities that pull in opposite directions. Ten years after a forced separation, Adam sets out on a dangerous quest to reconnect with his love.

Ustanicka ulica (2012)
It has been years since the war ended. A young deputy prosecutor, Dusan, handling the investigation of war crimes...
Director: Miroslav Terzic

Eldfjall (2011)
Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past. (95 mins.)

What Richard Did (2012)
(88 mins.)

Wish You Were Here (2012)
Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and... (89 mins.)

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012 Documentary)
Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time... (113 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide

Wrong (2012)
Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while. (94 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux

Xingu (2012)
(102 mins.)
Director: Cao Hamburger


Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow

7 komentarjev:

  1. Se kar pri mnogih stvareh strinjava z oceno. :)

    Meni je za zdaj najljubši 2012 kar Django. Potem pa mu je tik za petami Argo, pa Zverine iz južne divjine niso daleč. Verjetno Lincoln vendarle ne more prehiteti teh, ali kako?

  2. Lincoln je eden tistih "odraslih" filmov Spelberga (se pozna isti scenarist kot pri Munich). No, (zahtevnejši) scenarij je celo tako v ospredju, da Spielbergu ni niti bilo potrebno režirati. Film kot celota je zelo dober, a težko postane najljubši.

  3. dobrodošel nazaj od odpisanih!:))

  4. Djeca torej razočaranje? (Me še čaka)

    Prav tako John Dies at the End,
    pri katerem sam upal na nekaj več, a izgleda da od novega Bubba Ho-Tepa ne bo nič.

    Volcano ful hvalijo, zato sem ga hotel videti kmalu po Ljubezni (zaradi sorodnosti), a evo še danes zanj nisem našel prostega termina.

  5. Ta 5/10 niti ni tako slaba ocena. Če bi imel tvoj (filmski kotiček) način ocenjevanja, bi dal Djeci in Mrtvemu Johnu -3, sta pa oba filma ostala pod pričakovanji …
    Prav neverjetno smešno je bilo videti, kako gre podobnost med Vulkanom in Ljubeznijo v podrobne detajle. Zlobno bi lahko povedal, da je razlika le v podpisu režiserja. Saj ne pravim, da je Haneke kopiral, a težko bi verjel, da je za pisanje Amoura rabil 5 let, kot je to bilo govora pri Belem traku. Vse to pa je le še en dokaz več, kako „povprečen“ je Amour - znotraj svojega žanra.
    Djeca? Da bi ob ogledu takoj pojamral: „Sarajevo, get over it!“, bi bilo preveč grdo, predvsem pa nepošteno. Posledice vojne so še vedno globoko prisotne – vsaj po njihovih filmih sodeč – in tako bo ostalo še kar precej časa. Ni pa mi bilo za gledanje nadaljevanja ( ki so že po defaultu slabši) Grbavice ali Ljeta u zlatnoj dolini. Če že kaj od post-vojnega, potem Halimin put (tudi slo ko-produkcija), ki bi jo lahko označil kot Incendies za revne.
    Ne, Bubba Ho-Tepa ne bo (že zato, ker manjka Campbell). Se mi zdi, da se je igralo prav na to kultno struno, a preveč predvidljivo, na silo, kar prej izpade umetno, kot pa sproščeno. Krvavo ja, ampak brez tiste naivnosti, le čista preračunljivost, ki jo zadnje čase dovolj hitro prečitamo (glej Tucker & Dale).
    Sicer pa, od vseh komedij pa me je najbolj nasmejala Stand Up Guys oz. optimizem producentov tega filma, ki so na DVDscreener napisali: „for awards consideration only!“ :) Zlate maline mogoče?
    Poleg vseh očitnih priporočam Berberian Sound Studio kot čisti poklon žanru, Celeste & Jesse Forever kot indie ljubezenski kič, Wrong kot odfuk meseca ter Little Birds.

  6. Berberian sem vdel kakih 10-15 dni nazaj in se mi je kar prikupil, a dvomim, da mi bo uspelo skupaj spraviti kaj berljivega.

  7. Mogoče bo Filmoljub kaj spisal, kot goreči privrženec žanra