Sunday, March 16, 2014

2013: Best Films

Christmas comes late! I know 2013 was sooo last year, but I only got to finish working on my blog this week. Better late than never, I guess. Instead of coming up with fifteen films, for the sake of not feeling dissatisfied, I'd thought of coming up with twenty films this year. 2013 was a very, very great year and perhaps my favorite year of the last decade, so it's silly not to put five more films that I think were remarkable.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Just my random thoughts on the Oscars. . .

Awards season is finally over, and I thought I'd write my thoughts on the Oscars since tweeting wasn't enough. So, here we go!

Friday, February 28, 2014

2013: Directing, Screenplay, Technical Categories

I'm just one step away from finishing my year-end-list! Sorry I've been putting off working on my blog, it's been such an awful month for me in terms of health. I cannot really concentrate on anything (including this blog post) and haven't even seen any movies lately. OK, this is not a personal journal. Anyway, just one more post and we'll be finished with all these awards. Today I have to put six categories together in the same post so we can just get over with 2013 quickly. So, here we go! 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

2013: Best Leading Actors

If it was hard narrowing down my picks for the female performances, then narrowing this list down was probably the hardest. You may be surprised that I've excluded a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions section here. It's a ridiculously crowded field and also the strongest best actor field in quite awhile. I had to rewatch some clips of these performances because I wasn't determined enough with the placings. The two biggest jumps are #12 (originally #5) and #3 (originally #7). You're free to ask me as to why I changed my mind.

Monday, February 17, 2014

2013: Best Leading Actresses

Seriously though, this was a tough list for me to conjure up. Narrowing down this category to just ten was ridiculously difficult. Not only did I have such an unlimited amount of performances to choose from, I also had a hard time deciding the placings. Anyway, you're not going to see Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and even Emma Thompson here, but it doesn't diminish how amazing their performances are. It's such a crowded field with so many excellent female performances.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

2013: Best Supporting Actors

At first, I felt like this was the weakest field out of all the acting categories. Not saying 2013 didn't have great supporting performances by male actors, but they weren't as standout as those in the female categories. I couldn't think of anyone else to put on here other than Fassy, Leto, and Franco. Anyway, I had to disqualify some performances from my top 10. Benedict Cumberbatch (August: Osage County, not Star Trek), Emory Cohen, Javier Bardem, George Clooney, and Stanley Stucci came really close. I know, I'm still disillusioned my decision.

Monday, January 27, 2014

2013: Best Supporting Actresses

In addition to my year-end-lists, I want to break down the four major acting categories and pick five performances that I think are the best for each. And we start with the best supporting performances, but ladies first. 2013 was a great year for this category. It was difficult for me to pick only five since there were so many stellar performances last year. Also, I am acknowledging that this list is not influenced by awards buzz, so my opinions are subjective.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2013: Best Movie Soundtracks

Music is a vital component in movie. 2013 was a remarkable year for movie soundtracks and also an even better one than 2012 which was overall, pretty good. I'm sure last year will be remembered as a particularly banner year for movie soundtracks. There were also plenty of musical moments in 2013, but I'll just put some of them on my Best Movie Moments list that hopefully will be published next.