nedelja, 30. junij 2013

Junij 2013

  6/10  
A comedy centered on eight men in their 40s, all with identity crises. (95 mins.)
Director: Cesc Gay
2.
Admission (2013)
  - /10  
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Weitz


3.
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
  7/10  
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted. (118 mins.)


4.
Blood (2012)
  6/10  
Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed. (92 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy


5.
Bullet to the Head (2012)
  5/10  
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. (92 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill


6.
Dark Skies (2013)
  6,5/10  
As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Stewart


7.
Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge (2012)
  5,5/10  
The life of the Färber family is completely unhinged after a bizarre accident leading to the mother’s death. While Markus clings onto the past and cannot come to terms with the loss of his wife, his fifteen-year-old daughter Kim runs away to Denmark with Alex, a cool guy who has dropped out of school, and visits the setting of her childhood. Together with his mother Gerlinde and her lively caretaker, Paula, Markus sets off to search for his daughter and so embarks on a journey of self-discovery. (98 mins.)
Director: André Erkau


8.
Dead Man Down (2013)
  6,5/10  
In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution. (118 mins.)


9.
Smrt coveka na Balkanu (2012)
  6,5/10  
A lonely composer commits suicide in front of his web camera. The whole ‘big event’, as one of the neighbours calls the death of his neighbour, starts when Aca enters the decedent’s apartment after he heard the gunshot. (82 mins.)


10.
Domestic (2012)
  5,5/10  
Wonderfully surreal, painfully real, this is the story of children, adults and animals who live together trying to have a better life...
Director: Adrian Sitaru


11.
Gimme the Loot (2012)
  6/10  
When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffiti writers embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple. (79 mins.)
Director: Adam Leon


12.
Identity Thief (2013)
  5/10  
Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. (111 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon


13.
V tumane (2012)
  7,5/10  
Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergei Loznitsa


14.
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
  5,5/10  
The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds. (114 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer


15.
Aku no kyôten (2012)
  7/10  
A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike


16.
Monsters University (2013)
  6,5/10  
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. (104 mins.)
Director: Dan Scanlon


17.
O Som ao Redor (2012)
  7,5/10  
Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm... (131 mins.)


18.
Oh Boy (2012)
  7/10  
This tragicomedy is a self-ironic portrait of a young man who drops out of university and ends up wandering the streets of the city he lives: Berlin... (83 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster


19.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
  5/10  
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (120 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua


20.
Autoreiji: Biyondo (2012)
  6/10  
As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle... (112 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano


21.
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
  6/10  
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches. (130 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi


22.
Paradies: Glaube (2012)
  7/10  
The second film of the trilogy explores religious fanaticism as self-flagellating missionary Anna Maria finds that her summer devoted to spreading the gospel is disrupted by the sudden return of her paraplegic Muslim husband, who aggressively attempts to shatter her beliefs. (113 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl


23.
Populaire (2012)
  5/10  
1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Régis Roinsard


24.
Skytten (2013)
  5/10
An environmental thriller about a geophysicist and former Olympic marksman who watches political reporter Mia Moesgaard on TV saying that she, for one, wouldn't be surprised if citizens will go far to stop the risky oil drillings in Greenland and perhaps even turn to violence in the process. 


25.
Snitch (2013)
  6/10  
A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal. (112 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh


26.
Spring Breakers (2012)
  6,5/10  
Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine


27.
Stoker (2013)
  6,5/10  
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park


28.
Tepenin Ardi (2012)
  8/10
Beyond the Hill,
an unsettling drama set in the Turkish wilderness, plays on the “something out there” fears of a small family clan united for a summer holiday.
(94 mins.)
Director: Emin Alper


29.
The Call (2013)
  5,5/10  
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. (94 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson


30.
Djúpið (2012)
  7/10  
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)


31.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
  5,5/10  
When a street magician's stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act - and their friendship - by staging their own daring stunt. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Scardino


32.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
  5/10  
A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland. (130 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair


33.
Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)
  5/10  
An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Miller


34.
Song for Marion (2012)
  5,5/10  
Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. (93 mins.)
35.
V/H/S/2
(2013)
  6,5/10 
Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance. (96 mins.)
Director: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener
Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes




sobota, 15. junij 2013

Zaključna dela


Čeprav kritičnem stanju, priklopljen na mnoge naprave, ki ga ohranjajo pri življenju, še ta blog vedno diha. Počasi, a živi. Predvsem iz treh razlogov:
1.Vse kar se znajde v mesečnem poročilu, je možno dobiti tudi v domači videoteki.
2. V vseh teh letih delovanja bloga je marsikdo že spoznal moj filmski okus in mogoče je v njem videl tudi podobnosti do svojega. Zato mi včasih mogoče tudi zaupa, v smislu „tega filma pa nisem imel namena gledati (ali pa ga sploh nisem poznal), a če Cosmopapi pravi, da je odličen, potem že mora biti tako. Do danes me še ni razočaral … :)“
3. Z mesečnimi filmskimi dnevniki si tako na enostaven način ustvarim osebno evidenco, ki mi ob koncu leta mnogo olajša delo pri izbiri naj filmov leta.

No, obstaja tudi četrti razlog …

Ker ima blog še vedno solidno število obiskovalcev, bi bil greh, če ga ne bi uporabil tudi v namen samo-promocije, ki niti ni tako zgrešena od bistva bloga, saj je še vedno govora o filmu. O kratkem, predvsem pa neodvisnem filmu.
Nabavili smo nov objektiv (še vedno se nahajamo na prvi stopnji produkcijske zmožnosti, kjer  namesto kamere stoji fotoaparat), ki se je sočasno poklapal z izzivom, ki sem ga sprejel (btw. za tehnične lastnosti objektiva me ne sprašujte, ker me te stvari ne zanimajo). Se spomnite enega dela Seinfelda, kjer na nekem talk-showu, kamor je bil povabljen Jerry, debeli iz Cheersa razlaga voditelju, kako mu neznanci vedno ponujajo svoje ideje, svojo vizijo o nanizanki? Vsak ima svojo „originalno“ zgodbo in vsak je prepričan, da je boljši scenarist, kot ustvarjalci sami. No, nekaj podobnega se dogaja tudi meni. V teh dveh letih sem slišal že toliko „ful dobrih“ idej (plus: enako število sanj o bodočih lastnih projektih), ki bi jih bilo potrebno le še nekoliko dodelati ali razviti, pa bodo odlične. Če že, potem še najraje poslušam svojega kolega iz službe, ki se ob vsem tem vsaj heca, njegove namere o končnem filmu pa niso niti malo resne. Njegove bizarne kratke zgodbice se namreč rade končajo nekoliko drugače, če bi jih tako lahko opisal z najlepšimi možnimi besedami. Sem pa nekega dne izziv sprejel, nakar me kolega z bledim obrazom presenečeno vpraša, če mislim resno. Idejo o ničemer sem sicer res nekoliko moral predelati, dodelati in obdelati, ampak osnova je ostala ista.
Tako je začel nastajati eksperiment, ki se je le še napihnil, ko mi je v glavi prešinila ideja glede „dialogov“. Izpadel je 10-minutni izdelek o čisto običajnem dnevu bratov Štefanec med njunim opravljanjem zaključnih del. Za vse ostale, ki si boste ta film ogledali, pa naj bo ta kratka eksperimentalna groteska v opombo, da se prijateljstvo ali kot v tem primeru bratska ljubezen skriva v malenkostnih detajlih. Le najti jih je potrebno ...
p.s. ostale filme lahko najdete na http://www.bostjansovec.com/